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A Better Way to Attract & Retain Middle Skilled Healthcare Workers




Penn Foster Healthcare Academy

The high turnover rate of healthcare workers is leaving employers with service challenges and overrun costs. Penn Foster helps hospital and nursing care systems fill in-demand healthcare roles with our online Healthcare Academy that addresses the unique needs of both the middle skill learner population and employers.

In-Demand Programs

Our career certificate and diploma programs provide comprehensive training and industry recognized credentials across in-demand roles in clinical health care, pharmacy, and health administration.  

Learner Support & Coaching

The award-winning, engaging PFx platform provides contextual learner support via email, text, and phone - as well as 1:1 coaching - to help learners overcome academic & motivational challenges.

Reporting & ROI Analytics

For our employer partners, we also provide a reporting dashboard to help track employee progress, measure outcomes at scale, and monitor the return on their training dollars.

The online Penn Foster Healthcare Academy trains over 40,000 health professionals annually through our diverse range of certificate programs across: 

What We Do Works
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Measurable impact for learners leads to economic returns for employers

As the trusted training provider for hundreds of organizations and businesses, Penn Foster delivers measurable results and attractive returns on your training investment. With a proven ROI, our fully scalable Healthcare Academy helps hospital and nursing care systems better attract and retain middle skilled healthcare employees while also increasing employee engagement and productivity. 
The PFx Learning Experience

At the core of the Academy is state-of-the-art online learning

With interactive, mobile-friendly courses, progress-tracking and goal setting tools, and personal coaches to help your employees succeed, the Penn Foster Experience (PFx) is an online learning experience like no other. Complete with videos, interactive simulations and virtual labs, PFx keeps learners highly engaged and motivated throughout their coursework. 
Our Externship Partners
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Trusted training provider and partner for leading employers 

When coupled with on-the-job training and externship experiences, the Healthcare Academy provides the  online instruction and technical knowledge necessary for learners to enter leading healthcare careers. Penn Foster provides best practices to coordinate externships, helping partners effectively identify eligible employees and support employee progression throughout the hands-on training program. 


Hear from Our Learners 

"It’s a great program, and it’s outlined and designed perfectly for someone that needs to work at their own pace but still wants to learn a lot."

- Spencer N., Medical Billing and Coding


"Penn Foster has given me the opportunity to obtain a Medical Assistant [certificate] that helped further my education in patient care and advance my skills in the healthcare industry."

- Wendy M., Medical Assistant 


About Penn Foster

Penn Foster is a talent development pioneer, bridging the gap between education and economic opportunity to build the workforce of tomorrow. We partner with employers, educators, and community-based organizations to design and deliver digital and blended learning programs that attract, upskill, and retain workers in America’s fastest-growing fields and professions. With more than 40,000 graduates each year, Penn Foster helps individuals discover pathways to opportunity through accredited diploma, certificate and degree programs that matter in the world of work.