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Thank you for your interest in continuing your academic journey and advancing your professional practice! The TPMG Choice Program is not accepting applications currently. We will have additional information to share with you soon. Please check back via this website to learn about the TPMG Choice application dates for 2020.

The TPMG Choice program is designed to provide tuition assistance for The Permanente Medical Group (TPMG) non-represented benefited registered nurses in Northern California to increase their professional practice and leadership development. The program provides eligible RN employees the option to obtain a degree at an accredited university or college.


This tuition assistance is available only for TPMG NCAL non-represented benefited (20+ hours) registered nurse employees, with the approval of the employee’s manager. These employees should have at least 90 days of service as a KP employee and be currently accepted into an accredited BSN or graduate program.

NOTE: If you are a KFH/HP employee looking for information about the Choice program, click here.

Program Details

The qualified degree programs must be at an accredited school. Acceptable degrees include RN to BSN degrees, master’s degrees and doctoral degrees. The degree will be reviewed and approved by a selection committee.  The applicant must be approved by the employee’s direct supervisor.

  • Annual application to Nurse Scholars Academy is required.
  • Availability of tuition assistance is based on annual TPMG Choice program funding.
  • Participating employees must maintain good standing as defined by the academic institution for continued funding.
  • Qualified education assistance funds (e.g. National Tuition Reimbursement, TPMG Choice program) received from Kaiser Permanente amounting to more than $5,250 per year are taxable income.


Applications are received on a rolling basis, so you can submit your application at any time. At the end of the year, applications are reviewed, and nurse scholars are selected for funding.

Application CyclePayout Cycle
Fall 2020TBD

Financial Assistance

Tuition assistance is available to nurses who participate in this program. Employees also may be eligible for tuition reimbursement and employee discounts through My HR.

  • Click here for Kaiser Permanente Education Assistance & Tuition Reimbursement information (login may be required).
  • Click here to navigate to the Employee Discounts page on My HR (login may be required).

Frequently Asked Questions

For answers to frequently asked questions, check out our FAQ page. If you have additional questions, please use our contact form.