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Workforce Development

NHA has assembled the following resources available to NHA members. Please bookmark this page as a helpful reference.

Community Partnerships

Heartland Health Alliance 

High School Students/Pipeline Programs

HOSA – Future Health Professionals
UNMC’s Rural Health Opportunities Program (RHOP)
Kearney Health Opportunities Program 

Scholarships and Student Loan Repayment Programs

Bryan College of Health Sciences Scholarship Campaign  
CHI Health Scholarship Program  
UNMC Scholarships 
Nebraska Rural Health Loan Repayment Program 


UNMC Summer and Paid Medical Internships 

Medical Residency Training Programs

Creighton University 
UNMC Residency and Fellowship Programs 

Other Resources

American Hospital Association Workforce   
2021 AHA Health Care Talent Scan  
Massachusetts Hospital Association ‘Caring for the Caregiver’   
The Distribution of the General Surgery Workforce in Rural and Urban America in 2019

NHA Services Preferred Business Partners

  • FocusOne does temp staffing for all clinical and non-clinical positions, travelers, etc. The NHA contact is Rory Audino
  • Aureus Group does health care staffing for C-Suite positions (CEO, CFO, COO, DON and other director-level positions). The NHA contact is Aubrey Baker
  • Lutz will provide temp staffing for finance positions (CFO, Controller, Business Office, etc). NHA contact there is Julianne Kipple.
  • Merritt Hawkins is the NHA partner for physician recruitment. Contact is Kathrine Allen.
  • Five Nines does temporary or permanent placement for IT positions. Contact is Joe Brown.