RALEIGH — WGU North Carolina, an affiliate of the national online nonprofit Western Governors University, has signed a partnership agreement with UNC REX Healthcare that will help employees advance their professional development and personal education goals through scholarship opportunities to pursue degrees in healthcare, business or IT.
Employees of UNC REX Healthcare will be eligible to apply for scholarships valued at $2,500 offered through the WGU Healthcare Partners Fund. Recipients will receive a $625 tuition credit each term, renewable for up to four terms based on satisfactory academic performance. Employees can learn more about the offerings at https://www.wgu.edu/rexhealth
Additionally, employees will receive an application fee waiver code, and have access to WGU career services resources and events. WGU North Carolina staff are excited to participate in education/benefit fairs, information seminars, and “lunch and learn” presentations at UNC REX Healthcare.
WGU is an accredited online university offering more than 60 bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in healthcare, IT, business and K-12 education. The university has more than 113,000 students enrolled nationwide, including nearly 3,000 in North Carolina. Tuition is around $3,225 per six-month term for most degree programs.
“UNC REX Healthcare has been a respected institution serving the greater Raleigh area for over 120 years,” said WGU North Carolina Chancellor Catherine Truitt. “We look forward to helping their employees further their education in a manner that is flexible, affordable and conducive to the needs of working adults.”
Founded in 1894, UNC REX Healthcare (a member of UNC Health Care) is a private, not-for-profit healthcare system.
For over 120 years, UNC REX has met the healthcare needs of our community by providing various services throughout Wake County. UNC REX Healthcare has multiple facilities located in Apex, Cary, Garner, Holly Springs, Knightdale, Wakefield, and Raleigh.
Throughout the years UNC REX has grown through the provision of new services and the construction of new facilities. These facilities include an acute care hospital, five wellness centers, two skilled nursing facilities focusing on rehabilitation and long-term nursing care, urgent care centers, wound healing, emergency care and dedicated centers for cancer, heart and vascular, women’s care, surgical services (such as bariatric and heartburn), orthopedic, neurology, pain management and sleep disorders.