News Brief - 5/3/17
Indiana’s online, nonprofit university launches partnership during National Nurses Week
JASPER WGU Indiana announced a partnership with Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper, today, kicking off National Nurses Week. Under the agreement, all employees are eligible for a tuition discount at the online university.
“Partnering with WGU Indiana will increase access to convenient, high-quality educational opportunities for our workforce,” said Memorial Hospital Chief Nursing Officer Tonya Heim. “We are particularly pleased to announce this partnership during National Nurses Week to demonstrate our steadfast support for our workforce.”
The agreement states that all employees seeking to earn their degrees through WGU Indiana may receive a five percent tuition discount. The discount applies to both masters and bachelor’s degree programs in the areas of IT, education, business and healthcare.
“WGU is about helping students advance their education and earn their degrees so they may become effective leaders. And that’s exactly what we anticipate for our students at Memorial Hospital,” said WGU Indiana Chancellor Allison Barber. “The partnerships we have with businesses across the state are critical to the success of our citizens.”
More than 20 students from Memorial Hospital have graduated from WGU Indiana over the last seven years, and 10 more are currently enrolled. In addition to the tuition discount, employees may also take advantage of scholarship opportunities through the WGU Healthcare Partnership Scholarship program.
WGU Indiana is flexible and online which allows students to work on their studies as it fits into their lifestyle. The competency-based model encourages fast-learners to accelerate through their coursework as they prove their knowledge in each area. According to a 2016 Gallup-Purdue Index, WGU Indiana graduates are more engaged at work and are more likely to maintain a career in their chosen line of study than graduates of most universities. Learn more about the Memorial Hospital partnership at indiana.wgu.edu/partnerships.