September 16, 2022

Purdue Global to offer educational opportunities to Story County Medical Center with tuition reduction

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – A partnership with Purdue Global will offer first-rate educational opportunities to Story County Medical Center (Nevada, Iowa) staff and their family members with tuition reduction.

“Purdue Global is committed to helping our health care partners like Story County 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 health care setting for central Iowa, we know the importance of online college programs for staff and family members, and we are committed to offering excellent academic education to Story Medical.”

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.

Story County 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 with continuing education opportunities that will allow them to grow professionally through a highly respected university system,” said Nate Thompson, CEO of Story County Medical Center. “The partnership will allow our nursing team the ability to receive discounted, world-class education while working toward an advanced degree online.”

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, Quality Living, Inc., Kearney Regional Medical Center and Stewart Memorial Community Hospital.

About Purdue Global

Purdue 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 Story Medical

Story Medical has been a trusted provider of high-quality, local health care to the residents of Story County for more than 65 years. Story Medical is a 17-bed federally designated Critical Access Hospital, offering a complete spectrum of services from primary care to acute inpatient hospital care and nursing home care. All services are designed to provide you with the individual, personal attention you deserve. Visit for more information.

Media Contact, Purdue Global: Tom Schott,

Media Contact, Story County Medical Center: Loni Pringnitz,

Sources: Melissa Burdi

Nate Thompson

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