Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Ivy Tech in Evansville announces partnership with Deaconess Health System

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) – On Tuesday, Evansville’s Ivy Tech announced a partnership with Deaconess Health System.

The deacon has donated $550,000 to support the growth of the nursing program and its faculty members.

Ivy Tech officials say most of the funding will be used for scholarships, as well as expanding classroom and lab space.

The CEO of Deaconess says the partnership will help reduce the shortage as the need for nurses grows.

“By 2031 there will be a shortage of 200,000 nurses in this country,” says Deaconess President Shawn McCoy. “So we’re starting to do something to increase the number of nurses we have working, and this partnership with Ivy Tech will do that.”

Ivy Tech currently enrolls between 30 and 50 nursing students, but thanks to the donation, that number will grow to 138 by 2025.

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