Purdue International University offers Kearney Regional Medical Center educational opportunities with reduced tuition fees

West Lafayette, Indiana – A partnership with Purdue Global University will provide first-class educational opportunities for Kearney Regional Medical Center employees and their family members with reduced tuition fees.

“Purdue World University is committed to helping our healthcare partners such as Kearney Regional Medical Center encourage the educational and professional growth of their staff,” said Melissa Purdey, Purdue Global Vice President and Dean of the School of Nursing. “As an excellent regional center for Central Nebraska, we recognize the importance of online college programs for employees and family members, and we are committed to providing an excellent academic education for KRMC.”

Purdue International School of Nursing offers an associate’s degree program, RN-BSN, six master’s in nursing specializations and a doctorate in nursing programs. Additional Purdue Global offerings include business, criminal justice, human services, and psychology, among others. Partnership does not include Concord Law School, Aviation, or Excel.

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

“We are excited to partner with Purdue Global to provide our employees and their families with an opportunity to grow professionally through high-quality education and create talented professionals in the many different aspects of healthcare and other thriving industries,” said Sarah Ficht, HR firm. Partner of Kearney Regional Medical Center.

Purdue Global has similar partnerships with Continuum Pediatric Nursing Services, York (Nebraska) General, Columbus (Nebraska) Community HospitalAnd UnityPoint Health – Cedar Rapids, Arizona Wellness Council and Quality Living, Inc.

About Purdue International University

Purdue Global University offers personalized online education tailored to meet the unique needs of adults with work or life experience outside of the classroom, enabling them to develop essential academic and professional skills with the support and flexibility they need to achieve their career goals. It provides customized pathways for students to earn an associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degree, based on their work experience, required pace, military service, previous college credits, and other considerations—no matter where they are on their life journey. Purdue Global University is a public, non-profit university accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. It is affiliated with the flagship institution of Purdue University, a highly rated public research university located in West Lafayette, Indiana. Purdue University also operates a regional campus in Fort Wayne and Northwest Indiana, as well as serving science, engineering, and technology students on the Indiana University-Purdue Indianapolis (IUPUI) campus. For more information, visit purdueglobal.edu.

About Kearney Regional Medical Center

Kearney Regional Medical Center is a full-service acute care hospital located in the growing community of Kearney, Nebraska. As the first physician-run medical center in the region, KRMC operates a physician-led board of directors. This leadership model enables the organization to adapt quickly to the ever-changing healthcare environment and the needs of its community. Since its opening in 2014, the state-of-the-art facility has grown to include a full-service medical clinic, a 93-bed surgical and outpatient center, a 24-hour emergency room, an intensive care unit, a maternity care center and a level II neonatal intensive care unit. The team of KRMC doctors is the best, many of whom have served the Kearney area for generations. Specialties include general and interventional cardiology, cardiac surgery, orthopedics, neurology, pulmonology, gastroenterology, and more.

Media contact, Purdue Global: Tom Schott, 765-427-1721, tschott@purdue.edu

Media contact, Kearney Regional: Amanda Polacek, apolacek@kearneyregional.com

Resources: Melissa Purdy

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