DAYTON — WGU Ohio has awarded the Kettering Health Network Scholarship to Mitchel Hoying, an RN care manager with KHN. This $2,500 scholarship, combined with WGU's surprisingly low tuition, minimizes the financial burden for associates going back to school.
WGU Ohio is a state affiliate of online, accredited and nonprofit Western Governors University. WGU’s model offers bachelor’s or master’s degrees through a unique, competency-based approach to education. Competency-based learning is a good fit for adult learners, who enroll in college with different levels of knowledge as well as a wide variety of learning styles, because it allows them to move quickly through material they already know so they can focus on what they need to learn – saving them time and money.
Hoying is working toward his master of business administration in healthcare management degree.
"I wanted to pursue my MBA when I started working with my team and created improved processes and workflow,” Hoying said. “This allowed me to become a leader of my team and work alongside upper management of my hospital and the entire network. Also, having a toddler and a baby on the way, WGU gives me the opportunity to work on furthering my education online at my own rate.”
The university offers more than 60 majors in the fields of business, K-12 teacher education, information technology, and health professions, including nursing. The partnership will assist in the KHN-established goal that their nursing staff complete a bachelor of nursing degree within five years of employment, when required.