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The Public Health Pathways Program is a partnership between Baltimore County Government, the  University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center (UM SJMC) and the Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC) that provides a customized pathway to a job in healthcare and a practical nursing degree.

The program provides full scholarships for the CCBC Certified Nursing Assistant and the Practical Nursing Program. In order to remove barriers to learning, students selected to participate in the program will also receive a $1,000 per month workforce stipend while enrolled in coursework, which can be flexibly used to supplement wages, address transportation or housing needs, and pay for childcare, or other workforce-related barriers. Participants will be guaranteed employment at UM SJMC as a Certified Nursing Assistant upon successful completion of the CCBC CNA training program and credentialing assessment.


  • Customized 24-month Education Program with classes offered at CCBC Essex and Randallstown campuses and at the UM SJMC work site.
  • Full scholarship for both the Certified Nursing Assistant and Practical Nursing program, including all books, fees, uniforms, testing costs and materials.
  • Up to $25,000 in workforce stipends.
  • CCBC case management and tutoring support.
  • Full academic screenings to determine learning profile and provide customized learning supports.
  • Additional instruction and support to build effective workplace skills.
  • Professional mentors onsite at UM SJMC.
  • Additional wrap-around services and supports available, based on need.
  • Full-time employment with benefits at UM SJMC.
  • Early onboarding screenings to provide one-on-one case management support to address barriers to employment.


This pilot program is for a select group of 30 participants. To be eligible, participants must:

  • Must be seeking a career as a nurse.
  • Have the ability to commit to 24 months of education coursework.
  • Have the ability to work at least three 12 hour shifts per week at St. Joseph Medical Center in Towson, Maryland.
  • Have the ability to attend classes at CCBC Essex/CCBC Randallstown
  • Have a high school diploma
  • Have a valid social security number, a mandatory requirement to receive a Certified Nursing Assistant certificate in Maryland.
  • Complete all pre-program academic screening assessments and interviews.
  • Complete the UM SJMC on-boarding hiring process, which includes an application, background check, pre-employment health assessment, and I-9 verification.
  • Be a resident of Baltimore County.
  • Meet financial eligibility criteria.


  • March: 
    • Register for one of our mandatory information sessions to meet program staff and receive more information about the nursing career pathway. Choose one of the following dates:
      • March 8, 6 to 7 p.m.
      • March 14, 10 to 11 a.m.
      • March 16, 1 to 2 p.m.
    • Attend a mandatory CCBC assessment and intake session on one of the following dates:
      • March 25 at CCBC Randallstown, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
      • March 30 at CCBC Essex, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    • Complete program application
  • April: Interviews at St. Joseph Medical Center
  • May: Participant selection and orientation
  • June: Training begins

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Interested participants can complete the application and attend a mandatory CCBC virtual information session.


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