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  • Pima County partners with Dependable Nurses Inc. to help entry-level workers advance

    Oct 01, 2014 | Read More News
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    Dependable Nurses Inc., part of the Dependable Health Services Organization, has partnered with the Pima County One-Stop Career Center, PPEP Inc. and Pima Community College Pathways to Healthcare Program to assist and provide supportive services and continued education opportunities to its entry-level health-care workers.

    Health-care workersThis partnership encompasses the following grant programs for employee training:
    • New Employee Transition (NET) Program-Orientation training (PPEP and One-Stop)
    • Federal Health Professions Opportunity Grant training (One-Stop and PCC)


    Through these grants, Dependable Nurses Inc., its applicants and employees will receive supportive services to include: financial assistance to obtain fingerprint cards; CPR/first aid certifications; Article 9 certifications; transportation assistance; license renewals; and training in employable soft skills and English literacy classes. Other continuing education may lead to opportunities to become licensed as a Certified Nursing Assistant or Licensed Practical Nurse on their career paths at Dependable Nurses Inc., and in the health-care profession in general.

    Portable, Practical Educational Preparation, or PPEP Inc., is a nonprofit that since 1967 has provided education, health, housing, employment, job training and other human services to empower rural people to improve their quality of life and be self-sufficient.

    Pima County One-Stop Career Center works with employers in local growth, high-demand industry occupations to address their workforce needs, and connects job seekers to employment, training and educational programs in Pima County.

    PCC’s Pathways to Healthcare Program is a partnership with Pima County One-Stop and is designed to help low- income individuals get training and jobs in health-care professions that do not have enough qualified workers to fill needed positions. Pathways is funded by a five-year, $18.5 million Health Profession Opportunity Grant from the Administration for Children and Families in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. For more information on enrolling in the program, call 206-5250.

    Dependable Health Services has entity offices in Tucson, Nogales and Phoenix, Ariz. For more information regarding these and other opportunities, please contact its Department of Human Resources, 1120 S. Swan Road, Tucson, AZ 85711, at 520-721-3822 or or visit