“Grow Your Own” – Tackling Medical Assistant, Nursing, and Healthcare Talent Shortages

Date: Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Time: 2:00 PM ET

Duration: 60-minutes

Healthcare organizations across the country are struggling to fill open positions. The gap between supply and demand has reached critical levels and new strategies are required to ensure your workforce remains optimally staffed. To make headway, the industry needs to consider innovative education and recruitment models for healthcare professionals.

During this session, we will explore current hiring and talent trends related to medical assistants on both regional and national levels. Presenters will share common mistakes and best practices to overcome talent shortages in an economical and efficient manner using real examples from different health care systems.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand regional and national trends on talent shortages in health care.
  • Explore examples and success stories of innovative solutions to curb the shortage of non-clinical staff.
  • Enable HR leaders to design plans to overcome workforce challenges.

Sponsored by:




   Tricia Berry

Dr. Tricia Berry is the Associate Dean and Director of Clinical and Practicum Programs for Purdue University Global. She holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Education with a Specialization in Organizational Leadership from Northcentral University, a Master of Arts in Teaching and Learning from Kaplan University, and Bachelors’ degrees in both Occupational Therapy and Psychology from St. Ambrose University. She became a Registered Occupational Therapist in 1992 and has practiced in a variety of clinical settings since that time. She currently oversees all clinical and practicum placement processes for Purdue University Global’s online programs in Health Sciences, Nursing, and Psychology.


   Dominick Squicciarini

With previous experience as an educator, researcher, and health care provider, Dominick Squicciarini is passionate about education and its transformative effects. In fact, for the last 10 years, as an assistant dean of curriculum, he has helped launch innovative nursing and health sciences programs from associate’s to doctoral-level degrees at Purdue Global. As an executive director, Dominick now shares that passion by helping organizations connect their strategic goals to customized educational solutions.