Importance of Prior Learning Assessment for Incumbent Workers

Importance of Prior Learning Assessment for Incumbent Workers

Many incumbent healthcare workers have prior learning gained through educationally relevant on-the-job experiences, through CEUs (Continuing Education Units), in-service programs, and other training, volunteer or community service, or independent study. A number of colleges accept prior learning as a valid component of an individual’s education. They allow you to demonstrate that previously acquired knowledge is equivalent to college-level education, and grant credit for prior learning through a wide range of methodologies.

Click the following link to find out how. There, H-CAP provides a comprehensive overview of a variety of models that recognize, validate and assess prior learning. Also included are details of a national research study which confirms that students with PLA credit, complete degrees at much higher rates than students without such credit.

Prior Learning Assessment 6-7

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