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Grow Our Own Nursing Program

06/29/18

Stewart’s Shops is proud to once again partner with Albany Medical Center for the Grow Our Own Nursing Program.

The Grow Our Own program, provides eligible Albany Medical Center employees with the financial and academic resources to return to school in an associate degree program to become registered nurses. Students receive full tuition and are allowed a reduction in work hours with full-time pay, in exchange for committing to work for four years at the Medical Center after graduation. This year, 12 students graduated from the program.

At the graduation ceremony, the students all echoed the same sentiments of being so grateful for the time that this program allowed them to focus on their studies and the monetary burden being completely lifted. This program has helped to dramatically reduce the hospital's nursing shortage. Stewart’s Shops and the Dake Foundations have proudly donated over $2M to this program since 2010.

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