Purdue Global and Ambassador Health to Benefit from Strategic Partnership

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. Purdue Global and Ambassador Health have formed a strategic partnership that will provide essential experiences for School of Nursing students and first-class educational opportunities for Ambassador Health staff and their family members through tuition reduction. The alliance is another step toward achieving Purdue Global’s new vision for health care expansion.

“Purdue Global School of Nursing is thrilled to partner with Ambassador Health and is excited to support their mission to advance continuing education and academic achievement,” said Melissa Birdie, Purdue Global Vice President and Dean of the School of Nursing.

Purdue’s Global School of Nursing offers one associate degree program, one RN-BSN program, six Master of Science in Nursing specialties, and one Doctor of Nursing Practice program. Additional Purdue Global offerings include business, criminal justice, human services, and psychology, among others. The partnership does not include Concord Law School, Aviation or the ExcelTrack program.

Ambassador Health Employees and immediate family members (spouse, domestic partner, children, siblings and parents) 20% tuition reduction for undergraduate programs, 14% reduction for graduate programs and 10% for doctoral programs shortfall will be paid.

“We at Ambassador Health are very excited about the new educational partnership between Ambassador Health and Purdue Global,” said Laura Ernesti, Corporate Regional Nurse. “The educational partnership not only allows us to welcome Purdue Global Nursing students to our facilities so that they can gain exceptional nursing experiences and foster compassionate care that will prepare them for their careers as a nurse, but It also allows our employees, their spouses, significant others and their children the opportunity to receive a discounted and quality-driven education as an employer of Ambassador Health.

Purdue Global has a similar strategic partnership with Continuum Pediatric Nursing Services, York (Nebraska) General, Columbus (Nebraska) Community Hospital., UnityPoint Health – Cedar Rapids, Wellness Council of Arizona, Quality Living Inc., Kearny Regional Medical Center, Stewart Memorial Community Hospital and Story County Medical Center.

About Purdue Global

Purdue Global provides personalized online education tailored to the unique needs of adults who have work or life experience beyond the classroom, providing them with essential academic and professional skills along with the support and flexibility they need to achieve their career goals helps to develop. It provides a personalized path 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 Be Purdue Global is a non-profit, public university accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. It is affiliated with the flagship institution of Purdue University, a highly ranked public research university located in West Lafayette, Indiana. Purdue University operates regional campuses in Fort Wayne and Northwest Indiana, as well as the Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) campus serving science, engineering, and technology students. For more information, visit https://stories.purdue.edu/purdue-global/.

About Ambassador Health

Ambassador Health is a regional leader in post-hospital rehabilitation with facilities located in Nebraska City, Lincoln, Omaha and Sydney, Iowa. With over four decades of experience, the locally owned health system provides results-driven care in an intimate, personal environment. Whether it’s a planned surgery, an unexpected illness or a traumatic injury, Ambassador Health patients receive inpatient rehabilitation from highly qualified medical and nursing teams. In addition to post-hospital rehabilitation, active seniors looking for independent or assisted living options, adults requiring pulmonary and ventilator services, and parents of young children seeking advanced pediatric specialty care for their unique health care needs will be met. Ambassador Health.

Media Contact, Purdue Global: Tom Schott, [email protected]

Media Contact, Ambassador Health: Jessica Crunk, [email protected]

source: Melissa Bardi

Laura Ernesti

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