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Los Angeles Jewish Home's New Annenberg School of Nursing Seeks Applicants for Second Session of Precedent-Setting U.S. Senior-Care Facility's School of Nursing
Date:7/29/2008

RESEDA, Calif., July 29 /PRNewswire/ -- The Los Angeles Jewish Home's prestigious new Annenberg School of Nursing is now accepting applications as it enters its second session as one of the only U.S. multi-level senior-living facilities with its own school of nursing.

The Annenberg School of Nursing offers a full-time program that aims to prepare students to pass the state-required exam for licensure. The intensive vocational nursing program engages students 40 hours per week in the classroom or at clinical sites, plus daily reading assignments. All students received 500 hours of classroom instruction and 980 hours of clinical training at local hospitals.

Classes for the next term will begin September 2008. During the 12-month program, students work with patients of all ages ranging from infants and prenatal to geriatric.

One attractive feature of the program is financial incentives for its students. The total cost to educate each student in the program is $19,000. Through generous gifts received from the Annenberg Foundation, UniHealth Foundation, and private donors, students receive a $10,000 tuition scholarship, which is forgiven if they take a nursing job at the Home upon graduation and stay for at least two years. Also available is no-interest loan assistance through the L.A. Jewish Free Loan Program, sponsored in part by Jewish Home donors Saul and Joyce Brandman.

The nation's nursing shortage is particularly acute in California. According to the California Economic Development Department, the state is expected to be short more than 100,000 registered nurses and 25,000 licensed vocational nurses by 2010.

"This is a very special opportunity for those in the community that seek a special form of employment that guarantees they will have a wonderful career," said Molly Forrest, CEO/president of the Home. "Virtually all of our students can step up after they graduate and start work. And not just work, but a rewarding and e
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