January 5, 2022

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

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — 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.

“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 20% tuition reduction for undergraduate programs, 14% reduction for graduate programs and 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 Services, York (Nebraska) General, Columbus (Nebraska) Community Hospital, UnityPoint Health – Cedar Rapids, the Wellness Council of Arizona and Quality Living, Inc.

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 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 region’s first physician-guided medical center, KRMC is governed by a physician-led Board of Managers. This leadership model enables the organization to quickly adapt to the ever-changing healthcare environment and the needs of its community. Since opening in 2014, the state-of-the-art facility has grown to include a full-service medical clinic, 93-bed surgical and outpatient center, 24-hour emergency room, ICU, Maternity Care Center and Level II NICU. KRMC’s team of physicians is second-to-none, with many having served the Kearney area for generations. Specialties include general and interventional cardiology, cardiothoracic surgery, orthopedic surgery, 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

Sources: Melissa Burdi

Sara Fecht

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