Our programs are developed to promote diverse healthcare learning, as well as to provide educational enrichment and support for disadvantaged students interested in applying to the nursing field. Our certificate courses in CNA (Certified Nurse Assistant) and MA (Medical Assistant).
The increasing cost of an education is a major concern for most of our students and families. Because of the diversified makeup of our student body, the majority of students need some type of financial aid.
By providing students with the necessary funds to complete their education, we ensure adequate financial resources allowing students to invest in their futures.
To foster the growth of Healthcare Education by providing opportunities for qualified, passionate students through financial scholarships and enrichment programs, expanded healthcare school curriculum and comprehensive online training.
The cost of the CNA program is $1,500-$2,000 and the MA program is $5,000-$15,000. These fees are often beyond the reach of many of our students due to financial hardship. However, we do not want to turn anyone away because of inability to pay. Our foundation will also make financial aid available, through the funds you donate, to students and employees of our partner organizations: healthcare corporations, hospitals, physicians’ offices, skilled nursing facilities and home health agencies, all of which we supply with highly trained individuals.
All qualified students will be considered.
We have certified over 6,000 CNA and MA students, helping them advance their careers. In addition, we have collaborated with a significant number of diverse organizations that have supported our school by allowing our students to do important clinical externships, as well as hiring them after they complete our program successfully.
We have made an impact in the San Diego community by developing quality graduates that provide superior and compassionate care for our seniors at a number of care facilities throughout San Diego.
The US is facing a critical shortage of skilled healthcare professionals in several fields. According to a report from CNN Money, “The US will need to hire 2.3 million new healthcare workers by 2025 in order to adequately take care of its aging population. But a persistent shortage of skilled workers—from nurses to physicians to lab technicians— will mean hundreds of thousands of positions will remain unfilled”. According to research by global health care staffing consultancy, Mercer....” The largest number of new job openings – about 423,200 -- will be for home health aides”, the report found. “Few other industries are racing the clock to find a future-ready workforce like today’s healthcare administrators”, said Jason Narlock, senior consultant with Mercer. Mercer lists several staggering numbers of shortages in various fields by 2025:
IHG is responding to this crisis. We have certified over 6,000 CNA and Medical Assistant student and Home Health Aides, helping them advance their careers. In addition, we have collaborated with a significant number of diverse organizations that have supported our school by allowing our students to do important clinical externships, as well as hiring them after they complete our program successfully. We have made an impact in the San Diego community by developing quality graduates that provide superior and compassionate care for our seniors at a number of care facilities throughout San Diego. The IHGEF has been established to help meet this need by providing scholarships and other forms of financial aid. But we need your support to help solve this critical shortage. You and your family members will surely benefit from more skilled healthcare professionals being available, should you need their care.
We have been serving the San Diego community by developing partnerships with many nonprofit groups such as: The New Neighbor Relief Foundation, VVSD, Nile Sisters, Just in Time for Foster Youth, which enables us to collaborate in providing education enrichment programs and support for students that are facing challenging circumstances.
More than 6,000 students have graduated from our programs. Those students are now employed by health care facilities throughout San Diego County and have provided quality, compassionate care to thousands of patients.
Today , I am a certificate holder as an Administrator for Residential Care Facility for the Elderly (RCFE). I thank International Health Group for where I am today. Every instructor I had for my CNA weekend class was very personable, professional, and extremely knowledgeable. I was able to pass my state exam on first try , thanks to IHG intensive training. I first utilized my certificate in a locked mental health facility at Alpine Special Treatment Center as a Mental Health Worker. After one year working in mental health, I than decided to move to hands on care for Alzheimer’s and Dementia population, Which is where I am now. Managing an Assisted Living at Olivenhain Guest Home in Encinitas. Thank you IHG! I could not have done it without your promising Nursing Program!!
– Samantha Loera
Administrator Certificate Holder
These pictures show the excited, passionate students we serve. They come to us with trepidation and leave with confidence, knowing they have completed a certified, professional program that will enable them to, not only serve patients who greatly need their skilled care, but also achieve self-confidence, self-esteem and a path to a successful rewarding career…
Will you please help these and many other students to achieve their dreams? Please consider a gift to our scholarship program and come away knowing you are providing for someone’s future and ensuring the ongoing availability of highly trained healthcare professionals for our community.
Your gift of $500, $250, $100, or other amount will assist us in not only ensuring the dreams and careers of bright, worthy students, but also in providing well-trained professionals to meet the critical needs of the healthcare field.
Thank you for supporting The International Health Group Education Foundation.