LWC Partners With Taylor Regional to Expand Opportunities for Nurses
Columbia Ky. -- Lindsey Wilson College President William T. Luckey Jr and Taylor Regional Hospital Chief Executive Officer Jane Wheatley signed a partnership agreement at Taylor Regional Hospital in Campbellsville, KY, on Wednesday, September 6, 2017.
The agreement allows nurses working full time to earn an accredited baccalaureate degree in 18 months in an online format, with reduced tuition rate from Lindsey Wilson College.
Lindsey Wilson College and Taylor Regional Hospital are partnering to provide expanded learning opportunities for Taylor Regional Hospital employees.
The agreement was made official during a Wednesday morning signing ceremony at Taylor Regional Hospital in Campbellsville, Ky.
The partnership allows nurses working full-time to earn an accredited baccalaureate degree in 18 months in a fully online format. Taylor Regional Hospital employees pursuing a RN BSN degree will benefit from a reduced tuition rate from Lindsey Wilson College. Additionally, one Taylor Regional Hospital employee in each entering RN BSN class will receive the LWC - Taylor Regional Hospital RN BSN Scholarship. According to LWC Nursing and Health Division Chair Emiley Button the agreement marks another milestone for the continued collaboration between the college and hospitals in the region.
"Taylor Regional Hospital will begin serving as a key partner in our RN to BSN online program," said Button. "This will enhance the education and the training of Taylor Regional employees, and the relevance of Lindsey Wilson College's RN to BSN online program. The intent is to foster continuous improvement to both organizations and to provide opportunities for the collaboration and growth and the effectiveness of the hospital's nursing staff."
Jane Wheatley, Chief Executive Officer of Taylor Regional Hospital, has heard praise about Lindsey Wilson's nursing students from Taylor Regional Nursing Services Administrator Dana Garrett.
"Dana has told me many times how well the nurses we are receiving from Lindsey Wilson do, how well rounded they are, what a great education they are getting, and she's very impressed with those nurses." says Wheatley.
Lindsey Wilson College President William T. Luckey Jr. says the partnership is an example of what can be accomplished when we work together.
"This agreement takes our partnership with Taylor Regional Hospital to the next level," said Luckey. "Finding ways to educate more nurses will have an immeasurable impact on healthcare in our community and our region."
The agreement will streamline the LWC admissions and enrollment process for Taylor Regional Hospital employees.
The partnership is the third of its kind. Lindsey Wilson College also has current partnerships with Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital and TJ Samson Community Hospital.