The partnership between Memorial Health and ISU’s Mennonite College of Nursing addresses a severe shortage of nurses in the region by increasing capacity to educate individuals to become nurses in central Illinois.
The MCN location in Springfield is expected to open in fall 2023, with enrollment of 48 juniors anticipated at that time. The program is ultimately expected to have over 100 juniors and seniors once at capacity.
Memorial Health will provide about $6 million over the next 10 years to establish and support the MCN Springfield location.
When: 10 a.m., Tuesday, Aug. 23
Where: Memorial Learning Center, 228 W. Miller St., Springfield
Who: Edgar J. Curtis, president and CEO, Memorial Health
Terri Goss Kinzy, president, Illinois State University
Judy Neubrander, dean, Illinois State University, Mennonite College of Nursing
Marsha Prater, senior vice president and chief nursing officer, Memorial Health