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Deaconess Donates to Ivy Tech Nursing Program

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$550,000 gift to address nurse shortage

Deaconess Health has pledged more than a half-million dollars to Ivy Tech to expand its nursing program. WNIN’s John Gibson has details:

The $550,000 gift to the Invest IN Ivy Tech Capital Campaign, is expected to help Deaconess deal with a critical need for additional nursing staff.

Deaconess Health System CEO Shawn McCoy says the collaboration includes scholarship support for students, enhancing medical training equipment, and adding highly-experienced nurses to Ivy Tech’s nursing program faculty.

Much of the funding from Deaconess will be used for scholarships to recruit and retain students at Ivy Tech as well as student needs such as uniforms, background check fees, screenings, and physical exams.

A second part of the agreement will allow Ivy Tech and Deaconess to have eight shared adjunct faculty members.