Friday, March 7, 2014
Mercyhurst University – The North East Campus has established new partnerships with Brevillier Village Retirement Community in Erie and WCA Hospital in Jamestown, N.Y., to provide scholarships to working healthcare professionals looking to advance their education.
Thanks to the Allied Health Partnership Grant, their employees are now eligible for $1,000 per year to pursue a degree at Mercyhurst North East. Students are eligible for the funds whether they enroll full-time or part-time. The scholarship program has garnered three other partner employers since it launched in September 2013: Saint Vincent Health System, UPMC Hamot and the Erie County Department of Health.
Those who work for an Allied Health Partner Employer can apply the scholarship toward any of the allied health programs at the North East campus, including the licensed professional nurse (LPN) certificate program; the LPN to RN bridge program; the associate of science in nursing program; the RN to bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) program; and associate degree programs in medical laboratory technician, occupational therapy assistant, physical therapist assistant and respiratory therapist.
“Brevillier Village has always recognized the value of continuing education and career advancement, especially in the health care setting,” said Vicky Wittuck, senior vice president at Brevillier Village. “We have been fortunate to have a long and successful relationship with Mercyhurst University's nursing programs as a clinical site for student RNs and LPNs. We are excited to collaborate with Mercyhurst again for our employees who are seeking to return to school and advance their knowledge and skills.”
The university is still welcoming employers to sign on as Allied Health Partner Employers. For more information on the Allied Health Partnership Grant or other financial aid initiatives at Mercyhurst North East, call 814-725-6217.