Clarkson College and Community Hospital - Fairfax Continue Partnership to Build Healthcare Workforce

Fairfax Community Hospital employees, their spouses and dependents receive scholarships.

Omaha, Nebraska, March 18, 2024: The longtime partnership between Clarkson College and Community Hospital - Fairfax continues to strengthen as the institutions work together to build a highly skilled and compassionate healthcare workforce. The partnership offers Community Hospital - Fairfax employees as well as their spouses and dependent children substantial scholarships and preferred application status.

Community Hospital – Fairfax is a critical access hospital that provides 24-hour emergency services, diagnostic laboratory services, radiology services, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies to residents located in and around Fairfax, Missouri. Its facilities serve as the primary health care provider for residents of Atchison and Holt Counties, as well as some of Nodaway County.

In her remarks to attendees of Community Hospital’s annual Gala Dinner and Show on March 16, Julie Jones, CEO of Community Hospital - Fairfax, thanked Clarkson College for their sponsorship of the event. Mrs. Jones, a member of the Clarkson College Board of Directors, stated, “The importance of quality healthcare education is vital to rural, independent hospitals. We are pleased to partner with Clarkson College to provide scholarships to our employees and their family members. Our community is ultimately made stronger through this commitment.”

Dr. Andreia Nebel, President and CEO of Clarkson College, acknowledged the partnership, saying, “by taking advantage of these scholarships, students may earn a quality healthcare education and pursue professional goals with reduced financial burden.”

The partnership offers Community Hospital - Fairfax employees, as well as their spouses and dependent children ages 23 and younger, substantial scholarships (example: approximately $32,000 over four years for a bachelor’s degree) at Clarkson College. All applicants who meet admissions qualifications and are seeking enrollment in online programs will be accepted. Preference will be given to applicants enrolling in on-campus programs through additional points on their application. Participants are also eligible to apply for Clarkson College academic scholarships and financial aid, and graduates will have the opportunity to gain salary and advancement potential at Community Hospital - Fairfax.

The partnership allows employees and their family members to pursue advanced education options in critical areas such as nursing. Clarkson College offers opportunities including Registered Nurse (RN) to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), traditional BSN, Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP), as well as certificate and Nurse Anesthesia options. They can also explore healthcare education options in Physical Therapist Assistant, Radiography and Medical Imaging, Psychology, Healthcare Business, General Education, Health Information Management, Community Health, and Education and Leadership.

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