Purdue University Global to offer educational opportunities to Kearney Regional Medical Center with tuition reduction

WEST LAFAYETTE — A partnership with Purdue University Global will offer first-rate educational opportunities to Kearney Regional Medical Center staff and their family members with tuition reduction.

Melissa Burdi

“Purdue University Global is committed to helping our health care partners like Kearney Regional Medical Center encourage educational and professional growth in their staff,” said Melissa Burdi, Purdue Global vice president and dean of the School of Nursing. “As an excellent regional center for central Nebraska, we know the importance of online college programs for staff and family members, and we are committed to offering excellent academic education to KRMC.”

The Purdue Global School of Nursing offers an associate degree program, RN-BSN, six Master of Science in Nursing specialties, and Doctor of Nursing programs. Additional Purdue Global offerings include business, criminal justice, human services, and psychology, among others. The partnership does not include Concord Law School, aviation, or Excel track programs.

Kearney Regional Medical Center staff and immediate family members (spouse, domestic partner, children, siblings, and parents) will be afforded a 20% tuition reduction for undergraduate programs, a 14% reduction for graduate programs, and a 10% reduction for doctoral programs.

“We are excited to partner with Purdue Global to provide our staff and their families an opportunity to grow professionally with high-quality education and create talented professionals in many different facets of health care and other thriving industries,” said Sara Fecht, human resources business partner for Kearney Regional Medical Center.

Purdue Global has similar partnerships with Continuum Pediatric Nursing ServicesYork (Nebraska) GeneralColumbus (Nebraska) Community HospitalUnityPoint Health – Cedar Rapids, the Wellness Council of Arizona, and Quality Living, Inc.

Sources: Melissa Burdi