Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, in partnership with Memorial Hospital at Gulfport, is offering a Public Health Technology/Navigator program through the School of Nursing and Health Professions. With employment opportunities and salaries growing across the nation in health care-related professions, there is a need for trained patient navigators to assist a growing population in managing an ever-changing health care environment.
The program is a stackable credentialed two-year program of study that prepares the graduate to work in jobs such as public health specialist, patient navigator, health insurance navigator, health care advocate, and public health educator. As a certificate, diploma, and/or academic degree program, the Public Health Technology/Navigator program is designed to be compatible with a wide range of health systems, state regulations, and health services delivery models that recognize the value these services provide to enhance the public health of patients and communities.
The goals of the partnership between MGCCC and Memorial Hospital at Gulfport are to establish and expand workforce training, internships, apprenticeships, and externships for students in the program, to expand academic pathways to strengthen and broaden current agreements, to recruit and retain talented students and graduates and fill employee vacancies for Memorial Hospital, and to provide scholarships and grant opportunities for navigator students.
The Public Health Technology/Navigator program will begin each spring semester. The application deadline for the spring 2022 semester is January 12, 2022. Openings are filled based on selective admission. Visit https://mgccc.edu/navigator for more information about specific admission requirements.