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Partner with National University System to provide tuition reduction scholarships to healthcare professionals.

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National University System Supports Healthcare Organizations Worldwide

National University System partners with hospitals, healthcare systems, health networks, and healthcare associations to provide relevant degrees for nursing, healthcare administration, and allied health professionals. Our healthcare degrees include BSN, MSN, MS in Applied Behavioral Analysis, and a wide range of bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral level programs for healthcare professionals.

National University System partners with healthcare organizations across the nation and around the globe to build the knowledge, skills, and expertise in the healthcare workforce. Programs are available through National University, John F. Kennedy University, City University of Seattle, and Northcentral University to serve adult learners through online and classroom-based programs.

Solutions Tailored For You

Our team of education and industry experts will partner with you to help diagnose the challenges, skill gaps, and opportunities specific to your company.

Tuition Reduction

NU makes earning a degree more affordable by providing significant tuition savings for employees.

Targeted Solutions

We will help you create a customized development solution that targets your current and future needs.

Customized Cohorts

Use our state-of-the-art facilities for conferences, training, or events at preferred partner rental rates.

Specialized Courses

Our team will design courses that complement your business strategy and align with industry competencies.

Our Employee Education Partners Include

National University System is proud to partner with the following organizations around the globe.

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  • The City of San Diego logo
  • Pacific Medical Group logo
  • Easterseals logo
  • Behavior Frontiers logo
  • Behavioral Health Works logo
  • Autism Behavior Services logo
  • Sharp logo

What Could a Scholarship and Partnership Look Like?

Partnerships can be specific to one of our affiliate locations or across the National University System. One example is the new scholarship program developed between National University and Sharp Healthcare to help expand their community of professionals trained in skills and specialties that align with the needs of San Diego’s largest and most comprehensive healthcare system.

This partnership was made possible due National University’s Planetree recognition, affirming that National University has a student-focused approach and culture that fosters alignment and deeper integration with the Planetree principles of person-centered healthcare. While Planetree designation has been achieved for National University, we continue to examine how the principles of Planetree can be applied to all affiliates of National University System.

National University System is committed to serving diverse student populations, offering online and traditional campus programming, and works collaboratively with organizations to understand the needs of their workforce and tailor the educational experience to meet the needs of individual groups.

National University System Healthcare Programs

Across our affiliates, National University System offers bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees to help your workforce build their knowledge, skills, and expertise, while helping you stay innovative and forward-thinking in the evolving healthcare market. Our programs support healthcare staff at all levels and roles with programs related to:

About the Healthcare Team

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Brandy Best.

Director of Healthcare, Workforce Education Solutions

Brandy Best is The Director of Healthcare Partnerships for the National University System. As the Director of Healthcare, she leads the team by supporting business development opportunities and building client relationships for our valued partners in all sectors of the healthcare industry. Brandy has worked in higher education since 2008, her most recent position was Education Partner Development Manager for Healthcare at Zovio, Inc. Her focus over the last 12 years has been establishing meaningful partnerships that support working professionals by developing custom education solutions and affordable degrees. Prior to working in higher education, Brandy worked in marketing and in the consumer loan industry. Brandy holds an MBA from Kaplan University and a B.A. in Journalism from Temple University.

Joe Patterson.

Joe Patterson

Vice President, Partnership Development, Workforce Education Solutions

Joe Patterson is the Vice President of Partnership Development for the National University System. He leads the Workforce Education Solutions teams supporting partners in Corporate & Banking, Healthcare, K-12, Public Safety, and Community College sectors. Joe has held multiple leadership roles in higher education since 2005 leading global business development, account management, enrollment, marketing, and operations teams for a variety of universities, most notably Thunderbird School of Global Management, Concordia University – Portland, and NYU’s Steinhardt School of Education. At Thunderbird, Joe led all executive education and custom corporate activities in North America, South America, and Asia. Joe’s work with corporate clients took him to more than 20 countries on 4 continents, including Brazil, Russia, India, and China. Prior to working in higher education, Joe held operational leadership roles in the pharmaceutical and financial services industries including McKesson and Discover Card. Joe holds a Global MBA and Executive Certificate in International Management from Thunderbird School of Global Management and a B.A. in English from Arizona State University. He is also an alum of Penn State University’s Institute for Emerging Leadership in Online Learning.

Teaser: Case Study: Planetree Initiative

National University achieved Planetree Silver Recognition for Significant Advancement in Person-Centered Care in 2017. National University is the first academic institution in the world to achieve a Planetree recognition. The designation affirms that the University has a student-focused approach and culture that fosters alignment and deeper integration with the Planetree principles of person-centered healthcare. This recognition demonstrates National University’s commitment to training healthcare workers with the principles of person-centered healthcare.

  • National University first school in world to get patient-centered care certification
  • Putting the Patient First
  • National University Partners with Planetree
  • The School of Health and Human Services at National University Achieves Planetree Silver Recognition

Get Course Credit for Work Experience

Affiliates of National University System give credit for many prior career training programs, getting your staff even closer to achieving their goals. Ask us how your organizational training and education may translate into educational credit
for your employees!

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Contact National University System Today

Learn more about National Workforce Education Solutions. Fill out the form below or contact us at 1-844-937-4584 or WESHealthcare@nu.edu to learn more about Workforce Education Solutions.