October/November 2012

Partnerships for Advanced Education Online


Professional development through education is an important part of CHI's culture, and tuition reimbursement is a long-standing employee benefit. To help CHI's nurses and other health professionals gain advanced education online, CHI has established partnerships with several universities, including:

  • Drexel University Online
  • Grand Canyon University
  • Georgetown University
  • Mercy College of Health Sciences, a CHI affiliate

These schools offer:

  • Tuition discounts for CHI employees
  • Degrees in nursing and health professions, as well as other non-health care programs; all nursing programs are accredited
  • Convenient online education, combined with experiential learning opportunities as needed
  • No fees for the application process

CHI has also established a partnership with GlobalHealth Education, a firm that offers assistance in selecting a school and course of study. The GlobalHealth staff is knowledgeable about the industry and its paths for advancement. They will also reach out to CHI's partner schools to explore pricing options. For more information, contact Pat Patton, vice president, clinical innovation and leadership development.