Avera, Mount Marty Addressing Nursing Workforce Needs

Avera, Mount Marty Addressing Nursing Workforce Needs

Avera and Mount Marty University are teaming up for a new education funding program to support nursing workforce needs in the region.

Through the Avera Scholars Program, Avera will support selected Mount Marty nursing students with school loans that will be forgiven once they work as nurses at Avera for three years following graduation. Avera has committed to investing in four cohorts of 10 nurses – as many as 40 in total – providing each with ten thousand dollars of funding per year for four years.

Avera Sacred Heart Hospital Regional President and CEO Doug Ekeren says this partnership comes at a critical time…

Mount Marty President Dr. Marc Long says this program is intended to grow the number of nurses in the area…

These scholars will receive education and training at a significant project developed by the two institutions—the Avera Science & Nursing Complex on the Mount Marty University campus. This facility provides the technology and setting for students, regional health care providers and first responders to take part in skills training, competencies and interdisciplinary exercises.

To learn more and to apply to be an Avera Scholar at Mount Marty University, call the Office of Admissions at (605) 668-1545.