Rise to Success is a program that allows high school graduates from Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) to earn a Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) certificate and an Associates degree in a healthcare-related discipline from Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC). Atrium Health will pay for participants’ tuition, books, and related fees. Participants are encouraged to earn their bachelor’s degree upon program completion.
Participants will have an opportunity to obtain a part-time position at Atrium Health and are expected to:
Participating individuals will have access to a Career Development Center coach who will monitor their academic and work performance throughout the program.
Eligibility Criteria and Requirements
How to Apply
Applications will be accepted from February 15 – March 15, 2021.
Learn about other Atrium Health programs for high school students:
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“Rise to Success is such an important program because it allows me to achieve my dreams in the healthcare field without the financial hardships of college. This program has allowed me to make connections with other participants, who are now like family. I am able to grow and learn in a field I have always wanted to work with the bonus of earning money and avoiding student loan debt.”