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Medical Career Advancement

Support During Medical Career Schooling

We know it’s a big step to enroll in school and advance your medical career. We want to help you succeed and reach your education and career goals. 

You may be eligible for our Medical Career Advancement program if you were born outside of the U.S., have completed your pre-requisite classes and have been accepted into a college nursing or other medical career program. Learn how we can support your journey to success as a medical professional.

We are currently enrolling for Spring 2024. 

How This Program Works

Once accepted into Medical Career Advancement we’ll work with you one-on-one, at no cost to you. Your navigator will meet with you regularly (in-person or virtually) to provide personalized support throughout your entire schooling and job search journey.

Here are a few ways we offer support:

  • Scholarship funding, partial tuition assistance and financial aid navigation
  • 1:1 academic and career advising
  • Academic tutoring and board exam preparation
  • Test-stress management
  • Money management classes and financial coaching
  • Guidance to overcoming personal barriers
  • Employment navigation and advancement

Our Results

We’re proud of the difference Medical Career Advancement makes in students’ lives.

  • 700 +

    clients upgraded their jobs in the nursing field or as other healthcare professionals

  • 25

    Medical Career Advancement graduates in 2022

  • $ 19.57

    average wage at enrollment

  • $ 39.88

    average starting wage for RNs

Make an Impact

What Our Clients Are Saying

Frequently Asked Questions

To qualify, you must meet the following criteria:

  1. Born outside of the U.S.
  2. Currently living in Minnesota
  3. Pursuing advancement in the medical field
  4. Completed your pre-requisite classes
  5. Accepted in a college nursing or other medical career training program

Here are a few examples of medical careers (not a complete list):

  • Nursing (LPN, RN, BSN, MSN, EL-MSN, DNP)
  • Surgical Technologist
  • Medical Laboratory Technician
  • Medical Assistant
  • Phlebotomy Technician
  • Respiratory Therapist
  • Dental Hygienist

You must attend a public or private non-profit institution in Minnesota. In addition, the program must be in good standing with the Minnesota Board of Nursing (or other board) and accrediting body. 

Find the Right Healthcare Career

Read our updated 2023 Guide to Colleges and Careers in Healthcare in the Twin Cities Metro Area to figure out which program is best for you.

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Contact Us

Please email or call us with any questions you have about the Medical Career Advancement Program.

Gabby Zuerlein
Program Navigator
(651) 377-8661