Partnership with JobPath will fund tuition for 15 nurses, address community needs

Tucson, AZ (March 26, 2024)—BAYADA Home Health Care (BAYADA), a nonprofit, global leader in home health care has granted $375,000 to fund nursing education for at least 15 students in Pima County.

Tucson’s BAYADA Skilled Nursing office, which provides long-term nursing to clients across the age and diagnosis spectrum in the comfort of their homes, is partnering with JobPath, a local nonprofit, to support students pursuing Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) or Registered Nurse (RN) certifications in the greater Tucson area.

The grant to JobPath, which partners with colleges and job-training centers to support workforce development in Southern Arizona, will help cover program tuition, books, and other expenses to support those who might otherwise not be able to afford nursing education.

“Partnering with JobPath enables us to continue proactively addressing the future of our nursing workforce,” said Shana Kolman, BAYADA Skilled Nursing Director. “We are opening our clinical simulation lab to foster the comprehensive skills nursing students need for one-to-one, home-based, complex care that they won’t get in a traditional hospital setting. It’s exciting, important work that underscores our commitment to serve people in our community who require exceptional, specialized nursing care to live their best lives.”

JobPath will identify prospective and current nursing students who may be interested in skilled home care and connect them with staff at BAYADA for an inside look at delivering clinical care in settings where clients live, attend school, and participate in their community.

BAYADA offers nurses the opportunity to build confidence in their assessment, communication, and teaching skills, all while helping clients and their families manage their health at home. Nurses undergo rigorous, continued training and have the flexibility to steward their own schedule in a stable organization that is nationally recognized for its culture and commitment to The BAYADA Way®.

Recipients of the tuition assistance are expected to remain with BAYADA for at least a year following graduation.

“Communities thrive when all residents have equitable access to training and job opportunities,” said Ana Greif, JobPath Chief Executive Officer. “We’re grateful to partner with BAYADA to help future nurses on their pathway to success!”


BAYADA Home Health Care was founded by J. Mark Baiada in 1975 and provides nursing, rehabilitative, therapeutic, habilitation, behavioral health, hospice, and assistive care services to children, adults, and seniors worldwide. Headquartered in the Greater Philadelphia suburbs of New Jersey, BAYADA is a leading nonprofit home health care provider—with hundreds of locations in the US, as well as Germany, India, Ireland, New Zealand, and South Korea—and the only national provider that offers a full range of home-based specialty care services. Learn more about BAYADA careers at

About JobPath

For 25 years, JobPath has supported the success of under-resourced adults in education and job training programs that lead to in-demand, high-wage careers in healthcare, industrial trades, and IT. JobPath provides wrap-around case management services, workforce readiness skills, and financial assistance that covers both school and living expenses. JobPath not only helps adults complete their associate degree or certificate, but also delivers a skilled workforce ready for the workplace. On average, over 90% of JobPath students persist in their programs; 85% get a job in their field after graduation and earn an average of $50,000/year plus benefits and the paid time off to raise a healthy, happy family. JobPath makes a multigenerational difference. Learn more about JobPath at


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Brooke West
Senior Public Relations Manager
BAYADA Home Health Care

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Founded in 1975 by Founder and Chairman Mark Baiada, BAYADA has become a trusted leader in providing a full range of clinical care and support services at home for children and adult of all ages. Since then, BAYADA has remained true to Mark’s commitment to purpose by finding, training, and supporting employing who take pride and find joy in healing and helping.

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