Good Shepherd Rehabilitation, Cedar Crest College Partner on Tuition Discounts for Employees, Spouses and Dependents

August 21, 2023

Good Shepherd Rehabilitation, Cedar Crest College Partner on Tuition Discounts for Employees, Spouses and Dependents

Good Shepherd Rehabilitation’s Associates, their spouses and their dependents have access to newly discounted tuition rate when pursuing their studies at Cedar Crest College, courtesy of a partnership between the two organizations.

The partnership makes higher education costs more affordable and accessible for eligible Good Shepherd employees, spouses and dependents. For example (as provided by Cedar Crest):

  • Full-time traditional undergraduate degree: $26,600 in Cedar Crest institutional aid (60% off the full-time tuition rate for 2023-2024) 
  • Full- or part-time adult undergraduate degree program: 25% per credit discount
  • Graduate programs: 25% per credit discount (some program exclusions apply)

On top of that, Good Shepherd provides a robust educational reimbursement plan for all eligible employees, including tuition assistance, reimbursement of approved certification and licensing programs, as well as approved continuing education units.

Good Shepherd/Cedar Crest Program Highlights

School of Nursing

  • BSN & Accelerated BSN
  • MSN – Family Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN – Adult Gerontology Acute Care
  • MSN – Nurse Educator
  • MSN – Nurse Administrator
  • DNP – Family Nurse Practitioner
  • DNP – Adult Gerontology Acute Care

Other Program Highlights

  • Healthcare Management Certificate, with Modular Masters
  • Human Resource Management Certificate, with Modular Masters
  • MBA
  • Master of Science in Integrative Exercise Science
  • Master in Nutrition
  • Master of Public Health (enrolling now for fall 2024)
  • Project Management Certificate
  • Sports Performance in Exercise Science Certificate
  • Strategic Leadership and Analytics Certificate

For more information about eligibility, contact Good Shepherd’s Benefits department or visit the partnership page.

The partnership announcement arrives at a key point in time for health care, particularly the nursing profession.

“100,000 nurses left nursing during COVID across the country, so this is a wonderful opportunity to retain our staff and support the growth and development of our healthcare workers,” said Jeanne Dzurenko, MPH, BSN, NEA-BC, senior vice president and chief nursing officer at Good Shepherd, noting that advanced business, HR, analytics and other non-clinical opportunities also are available through this partnership. “With the rate of inflation and the rate of mortgage rates continuing to increase, this really helps our employees who want to pursue higher education but also their spouses and dependents.”

Wendy Robb, dean of Cedar Crest’s School of Nursing, added: “The scholarships and discounts for Good Shepherd employees and dependents increase opportunity and affordability, making a Cedar Crest College nursing education more accessible and allowing more people to consider this career path in the face of the global nursing shortage.”

Visit the Good Shepherd/Cedar Crest partnership page to learn more or get started.

To learn more about career opportunities at Good Shepherd, visit our Careers page or contact [email protected].