August 31, 2021

Partnership between Purdue University Global, York General aims to bolster nursing education

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – A partnership between Purdue University Global and Nebraska medical center system York General has been formed with the aim to grow nursing education within York’s workforce and increase potential staff to enter the nursing workforce.

“Purdue University Global School of Nursing is delighted to partner with York General and is committed to helping them reach their outstanding goal of becoming a premier provider in the community, known for continuous quality improvement and quality of life care for their patients,” said Melissa Burdi, Purdue Global vice president and dean of the School of Nursing. “York General’s dedication to patient care is made possible by creating avenues for academic advancement, and Purdue Global is happy to provide them with numerous pathways that fosters lifelong learning and goal attainment.”

The Purdue Global School of Nursing offers an associate’s 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 or aviation programs.

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

“York General continues to support education for health care providers through this agreement with Purdue University Global,” said Jenny Obermier, chief operating officer and chief nursing officer for York General. “It is important to us to provide options to those in the community and our employees at York General as they desire to pursue educational opportunities.”

About Purdue University Global

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

About York General

York General (York, Nebraska) is a community, not-for-profit, multi-facility organization. For over 100 years, York General has provided quality patient/resident care, a broad range of services, and a strong commitment to York and the surrounding communities through the dedicated efforts of caregivers and support staff. Our vision: To be our region’s trusted choice for the improvement of health and delivery of quality care throughout life. 

Media Contact: Tom Schott, 765-427-1721,

Sources: Michelle Carlson

Melissa Burdi

Jenny Obermier

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