November 16, 2023

Manning Regional Healthcare Center joins educational alliance with Purdue Global

MANNING, Iowa, and WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Purdue Global has signed an educational alliance agreement with Manning Regional Healthcare Center, bringing broad-based educational opportunities with tuition reduction to staff and their family members.

“The Purdue Global School of Nursing is excited to begin our partnership with Manning Regional Healthcare Center and eager to support its mission around continuing education and the pursuit of academic achievement,” said Melissa Burdi, Purdue Global dean and vice president of the School of Nursing.

The Purdue Global School of Nursing offers an associate degree program, an RN-BSN program, eight master’s programs in nursing specialties, and a doctorate program for nursing. Additional Purdue Global offerings include programs for business, criminal justice, human services and psychology, among others. The Purdue Global Law School and aviation programs are not included in this partnership.

Manning Regional staff and immediate family members (spouse, domestic partner, children, siblings and parents) will have access to a 20% tuition reduction for undergraduate programs, 14% reduction for graduate programs and 10% reduction for doctoral programs.

“We look forward to partnering with Purdue Global to provide online educational opportunities for our staff,” said Michelle Andersen, chief nursing officer at the center. “We appreciate the convenience and flexibility this platform offers for our full-time working staff to be able to advance their careers.”

Purdue Global’s growing list of educational alliance partners includes:

About Purdue Global

Purdue Global is Purdue’s online university for working adults who have life experience and often some college credits. It offers flexible paths for students to earn an associate, bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degree based on their work experience, military service and previous college credits, no matter where they are in their life journey. Purdue Global is a nonprofit, public university accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and backed by Purdue University. For more information, visit

About Manning Regional Healthcare Center

For more than 80 years, Manning Regional Healthcare Center has been a trusted local provider of high-quality health care to the residents of Manning, Manilla, Irwin, Kirkman, and the four-county area of Carroll, Crawford, Shelby and Audubon counties in Iowa. Manning Regional Healthcare Center’s comprehensive health care system includes state-of-the-art diagnostic radiology equipment, emergency department care, inpatient medical and surgical treatment, specialty clinics, family practice, inpatient and outpatient substance abuse treatment, skilled nursing services — and much more. 

Writer: Kaitlin McQueen

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Michelle Carlson, director of educational partnerships, Office of Industry Partnerships

Melissa Burdi, vice president and dean of the School of Nursing, Purdue Global

Michelle Andersen, chief nursing officer, Manning Regional Healthcare Center

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