November 1, 2021

Purdue University Global to offer educational opportunities to Wellness Council of Arizona with tuition reduction

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Purdue University Global continues to join forces with health care organizations to offer robust educational opportunities with tuition reduction. The latest such partnership is with the Wellness Council of Arizona.

“Purdue University Global School of Nursing is thrilled to partner with the Wellness Council of Arizona and is excited to support its mission around continuing education and the pursuit of academic advancement,” said Melissa Burdi, Purdue Global vice president and dean of the School of Nursing.

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.

Wellness Council of Arizona staff and immediate family members (spouse, domestic partner, children, siblings and parents) will continue to be afforded 20% tuition reduction for undergraduate programs, 14% reduction for graduate programs and 10% reduction for doctoral programs.

“The Wellness Council of Arizona is extremely excited about our new relationship with Purdue University Global,” said Dan Johnson, executive director of the Wellness Council of Arizona. “Being able to offer continuing education opportunities with discounts toward tuition is an added value we feel our member organizations will greatly appreciate. We look forward to working closely with the Purdue Global team as we aid our organizations along with their employees and family members with educational advancement.”

Purdue Global has similar partnerships with Columbus (Nebraska) Community Hospital, Continuum Pediatric Nursing Services, York (Nebraska) General and UnityPoint Health – Cedar Rapids.

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 Wellness Council of Arizona

The Wellness Council of Arizona (WELCOAZ) strives to be the recognized leader and resource for worksite health promotion in Arizona. WELCOAZ collaborates with health care providers, community leaders, businesses and institutions to improve the health of employees and their families. The Wellness Council received its original charter from the Department of Health and Human Services and the Health Insurance Association of America in 1985. We believed that advancing health insights, lifestyles and supportive cultures are invaluable tools in the work place. The Wellness Council of Arizona evolved from the Wellness Council of Tucson in 2002.

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

Media Contact, Wellness Council of Arizona: Sarah Mincheva,

Sources: Melissa Burdi

Dan Johnson

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