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Investing in Your Future

Investing in Your Future

June 13, 2024 Posted in: Patients & Providers  2 minute read time


With hospitals across Kentucky facing nursing shortages, connecting nursing students to needed resources has never been more important. At CHI Saint Joseph Health, we offer a variety of opportunities for aspiring nurses.

“If you are considering enrolling in school as a new or returning student, we want you to know there are opportunities available,” said Melanie Jackson, DNP, MA, RN, CNEcl, academic placement liaison, system clinical education at CHI Saint Joseph Health. “We are invested in giving you the opportunity to succeed in your academic pursuits.”

Understanding the Options

A range of opportunities is available for both current CHI Saint Joseph Health employees who are interested in furthering their careers as well as nursing students. Options include:

  • Tuition reimbursement — Full-time employees are eligible for up to $5,250 per calendar year toward nursing or other work-related courses.
  • Scholarships — Multiple scholarships are available to aspiring nurses through CHI Saint Joseph Health Foundations.
  • Partnerships with universities — We have partnered with many academic institutions to offer our employees special opportunities, including an academic-practice partnership with Lincoln Memorial University. Starting this fall, 48 seats will be available in the accelerated Bachelor of Science in nursing (BSN) program in Lexington.

“We are forward-thinking,” Jackson said. “We’re looking to see how we can better serve our community in everything we do.”

For more information, contact Melanie Jackson at [email protected].

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