The Nevada Hospital Association’s (NHA) National Dislocated Worker Grant Employment Recovery Program (NDWG-ER) is a federally funded grant program that provides educational support and job placement assistance for new graduate nurses and allied health care professionals to Nevada health care employers. The goal of the NDWG-ER Program is to address the shortage of registered nurses (RN) and allied health care professionals and stimulate the hiring of these health care professionals through occupational skills training, on-the-job-training (OJT) and advocacy for permanent job placement.

We are excited to announce 2020/2021 Program Results:
• Based on eligibility criteria, 48 new graduate nurses and 4 allied health participants were enrolled.
• Approximately $156,400 will be paid in wage subsidy to partnering hospitals in northern Nevada for On-the-Job Training this program cycle.
• Approximately $86,000 will be paid in Occupational training (Transition to Practice Skills Seminar for new graduate nurses) and $12,100 for Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) and Medical Assistant (MA) training courses this program cycle.
• Approximately $31,000 will be paid in Supportive Service funding for the purchase of scrubs, medical equipment, books, certifications, childcare and gas this program cycle.
• To date, 99 percent of the new graduate nurses enrolled in the NDWG-ER program have obtained and retained full time employment as Registered Nurses in northern Nevada.