Gibson General Hospital is proud to announce a corporate partnership with the state’s nonprofit online university, WGU Indiana. All Gibson General Hospital employees are eligible to apply for a $2,500 scholarship with the WGU Healthcare Partners Fund. In addition, all Gibson General Hospital employees qualify for a five percent discount toward WGU’s tuition, which is less than $7,000 per 12-month term for any of the university’s more than 60 undergraduate and graduate degree programs.
“We are excited to offer our employees an opportunity to further their education with programs that will work around their lifestyles,” said Deann Hunt, director of human resources at Gibson General Hospital. “Our partnership with WGU Indiana reflects the hospital’s commitment to providing opportunities for our employees to further develop their careers and achieve their professional goals.”
“We are pleased to be Gibson General Hospital’s educational partner,” said WGU Indiana Chancellor Allison Barber. “WGU Indiana’s online degree programs are designed for busy, working adults like Gibson General Hospital employees. WGU Indiana’s affordable tuition and competency-based education model makes it a great fit for both employers and employees.”
About Gibson General Hospital
For more than 100 years, Gibson General Hospital has provided high-quality, compassionate care to the people of Gibson County, Indiana, and the surrounding area. A 25-bed critical access hospital with an attached 45-bed skilled nursing facility, GGH and its 350 employees partner with more than 100 physicians to offer a full range of inpatient and outpatient services, including: 24-hour emergency room, inpatient and outpatient medical and surgical care, infusion therapies (including chemotherapy), laboratory, radiology, rehabilitation (cardiopulmonary, physical, occupational and speech therapies), a sleep diagnostics center, and a swing bed program.
About WGU Indiana
WGU Indiana offers more than 60 undergraduate and graduate online degree programs in business, education, information technology and healthcare, including nursing. The non-profit university’s competency-based model allows students to accelerate through coursework at their own pace.
According to a 2016 Harris Poll, 95 percent of WGU graduates are employed, 87 percent of them in their degree field. According to a 2016 Gallup study, WGU graduates are more likely than graduates from other U.S. universities to have the jobs they want, feel engaged at work and have an emotional attachment to their alma mater.
WGU Indiana has helped more than 6,000 Hoosiers achieve their dream of completing a college degree. Another 5,400 students are currently enrolled. For information about WGU Indiana’s degree programs and scholarships, visit indiana.wgu.edu.