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Continuing Education & Career Development

Crouse Hospital offers a variety of career paths for our employees in many different areas of the hospital. From nursing to respiratory therapy to medical imaging — and everything else in between — the possibilities are endless. Even if you aren't looking to change your career at Crouse, we also offer onsite skill and professional development courses you can take advantage of.

Our Human Resources Recruitment & Retention Coordinators are available to discuss your various career opportunities at Crouse and will also provide ongoing support as you pursue your goals. Contact us at 315/470-7521 anytime between 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, to speak with your assigned Coordinator.

Tuition Discounts for Crouse Employees

Career Development Benefits and Support — Union

Tuition Assistance
Tuition reimbursement for union employees is available through the SEIU 1199 Training and Upgrading Fund.

 
To be eligible for benefits through the fund, an employee must:

  • Be an SEIU union member
  • Be a full- or part-time employee
  • Be working at least 24 hours per week
  • Have completed at least one year of service

Continuing Education
Additional information about continuing education benefits can be obtained by contacting the SEIU Fund. There is also access to free CEU credits through the Crouse Library.

Tuition Assistance for Crouse Hospital School of Nursing
Full or partial reimbursement is available for employees, their spouses, and any dependent children in the Crouse Hospital School of Nursing. Benefits and eligibility are based on the employee's number of years of service on a full-or part-time basis.


Career Development Benefits and Support — Non-Union

Tuition Assistance
Crouse Hospital will reimburse employees for a maximum of 15 credit hours per calendar year for approved courses in accredited educational programs. Full-time employees are eligible to apply for reimbursement up to $400 per credit hour for graduate degree courses and up to $300 per credit hour for undergraduate degree courses. One hundred percent (100%) of the first $1,000 and 50% of the remaining cost will be paid for non-credit certification course (i.e., CASAC, Microsoft Certification) up to a maximum of $1,750.

Part-time employees working a regular schedule of at least 20 hours per week are eligible to apply for reimbursement up to $300 per credit hour for graduate degree courses and up to $200 per credit hour for undergraduate degree courses. One hundred percent (100%) of the first $500 and 50% of the remaining cost will be paid for non-credit certification course (i.e., CASAC, Microsoft Certification) up to a maximum of $1,250.


Part-time employees working less than 20 hours per week are eligible to apply for reimbursement up to $150 per credit hour for graduate degree courses and up to $100 per credit hour for undergraduate degree courses. One hundred percent (100%) of the first $250 and 50% of the remaining cost will be paid for non-credit certification course (i.e., CASAC, Microsoft Certification) up to a maximum of $750.

Employees must work one year after the date tuition aid was last granted or the tuition aid must be refunded to the hospital.

Tuition Assistance for Crouse Hospital School of Nursing
Full or partial reimbursement is available for employees, their spouses, and any dependent children in the Crouse Hospital School of Nursing. Benefits and eligibility are based on the employee's number of years of service on a full-or part-time basis.


STB (Simply the Best) Courses

Crouse Hospital offers a wide variety of leadership and career development courses to help you become 'simply the best.' Speak with your manager or your Human Resources & Retention Coordinator to determine which courses will benefit you the most. YOu can obtain a listing of available courses through the Crouse GPS (Growth Performance Strategies), which can be found on the Crouse Hospital Intranet (CNN).

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