Continuing education support for employees

Tuition reimbursement

Here’s a snapshot of our tuition reimbursement policy:

  • Full-time employees pursuing a college degree related to health care can receive up to $4,000 per year.
  • Part-time employees who work more than 16 hours per week can receive up to $2,000 per year.

For more information, contact Human Resources at 844-462-7547, option 5 or for information.

Continuing education support for students

Promissory Note Loan Agreement

Through the generosity of the Harvey L. Farr and Elsa K. Farr Health Care Trust Fund, we offer loan agreement funds to assist nursing students who are actively pursuing a LPN or RN program. Eligible recipients can be awarded up to $50,000 based upon their nursing program. In return for these funds, a commitment of three years’ of employment as an inpatient LPN or RN is required. Please contact Alicia Schmeltzly, University Relations Recruiter at for information.

How you can apply:

  1. Complete loan agreement application.
  2. Provide a letter of recommendation from your most recent clinical instructor.
  3. Provide an official copy of your current transcript.

Paid internships

As a graduate nurse, you might be concerned about making the transition from student to professional. Our paid internship program which includes benefits prepares new or recently licensed nurses for employment with us. It is our hope that the program will enhance your clinical competency and help build your confidence through educational activities and supervised clinical experience.

Requirements for participating in one of our internship opportunities include:

  • New or recent graduate of accredited nursing program
  • Current GPA and/or transcript
  • Two letters of reference from recent clinical instructors
  • Current BLS Provider

To apply for an internship or learn about start dates, please contact Human Resources at 844-462-7547, option 5 or

Continuing education for nurses

Our health network is an accredited provider of continuing nursing education. We offer a comprehensive selection of continuing nursing education

We are an approved provider of continuing nursing education (CNE) by the Pennsylvania State Nurses Association. Throughout each year we offer courses that fulfill required CNE credits. The topics range from diabetes care to stroke care to pediatric critical care to advances in heart failure management. There are courses for registered nurses and other medical professionals, including respiratory therapists, physical therapists, nurse practitioners and physician assistants.

Eligible participants who sign an attendance record, attend an entire program, and submit a completed program evaluation may obtain their certificates at the end of the day.

It is Lehigh Valley Health Network’s policy to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all of our sponsored educational programs. You can find out about the classes currently offered by clicking on the links on the left.