Atrium Health Navicent Launches Program to Help Georgians Start Careers in Health Care

May 8, 2023

Atrium Health Navicent is helping Georgians who want to start their health care careers through its new Bridge to Success program. This program helps selected applicants earn an associate degree by offering up to three years of up-front tuition and book assistance, with a maximum $5,250 tuition cost.

To be eligible, applicants must have a high school degree, but not completed a college degree. While enrolled in the Bridge to Success program and working on an associate degree, participants will be hired by Atrium Health Navicent to work in a part-time position. Participants must be able to manage both a work and school schedule, and be willing to work while participating in the program.

The goals of the Bridge to Success program are to help create a pipeline of trained workers to fill critical job roles in the health care field, while also investing in the financial well-being of community residents.

“There’s a growing need for health care workers across the country, including here at Atrium Health Navicent, and we want to empower members of our local community to seek these careers while receiving education and work experience close to home,” said Akilah Griffin, an Atrium Health Navicent assistant vice president for Human Resources talent acquisition. “By providing opportunities such as Bridge to Success, we’re making an investment in the future of health care in our community and in our region’s economy.”

Bridge to Success applications are being accepted through May 19. Applicants must submit an essay and professional recommendation.

Eligibility criteria includes:

  • Interest in pursuing a health care career.
  • Must have graduated from high school or earned a GED equivalent within the last 1-5 years.
  • Must work for Atrium Health Navicent for at least one year after earning an associate degree through the


  • Must not have an existing college degree.

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    About Atrium Health Navicent

    Atrium Health Navicent is the leading provider of health care in central and south Georgia and is committed to its mission of elevating health and well- being through compassionate care. Atrium Health Navicent is part of Advocate Health, which is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, and is the fifth-largest nonprofit health system in the United States, created from the combination of Atrium Health and Advocate Aurora Health. Atrium Health Navicent provides high-quality, personalized care in 53 specialties at more than 50 facilities throughout the region. As part of the largest, integrated, nonprofit health system in the Southeast, it is also able to tap into some of the nation’s leading medical experts and specialists with Atrium Health,allowing it to provide the best care close to home including advanced innovations in virtual medicine and care. Throughout its 125-year history in the community, Atrium Health Navicent has remained dedicated to enhancing health and wellness for individuals throughout the region through nationally recognized quality care, community health initiatives and collaborative partnerships. It is also one of the leading teaching hospitals in the region, helping to ensure viability for rural health care for the next generation. For more information, please visit