WGU Indiana joins with Community Health Network to celebrate National Nurses Week

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“Community Health Network has been a tremendous partner of ours in training nurses throughout Central Indiana,” said WGU Indiana Chancellor Allison Barber. “We relish any opportunity to recognize their nurses and to celebrate all who serve as nurses in Indiana.”

At this time, more than 70 Community Health Network nurses and support staff are enrolled at WGU Indiana, pursuing bachelor’s or master’s degrees in health care.

“It is important to take the time, as WGU Indiana has done, to recognize the essential and amazing work of nurses at Community Health Network,” said Jean Putman, R.N., MS, CPHQ, Chief Nursing Officer, Community Health Network. “We are grateful to have the support of one of Indiana’s most innovative institutions of higher learning.”

National Nurses Week runs from May 6 through May 12, 2016. WGU Indiana and the General American Donut Company will make the following stops throughout the week:

May 6 (7:00 am - 8:00 am)

Community Hospital North

7150 Clearvista Dr

Indianapolis, IN 46256


May 10 (7:00 am - 8:00 am)

Community Hospital East

1500 N Ritter Ave

Indianapolis, IN 46219


May 11 (7:00 am - 8:00 am)

Community Hospital South

1402 E County Line Rd

Indianapolis, IN 46227


About WGU Indiana

WGU Indiana is the state’s nonprofit, online university. Using a competency-based model that allows students to accelerate at their own pace and curriculum developed with input from leading employers, WGU Indiana offers more than 50 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in Business, Education, Information Technology and Healthcare Professions, including Nursing. WGU Indiana has awarded 3,200 degrees and has more than 4,400 students currently enrolled. In 2012, the Indiana Commission for Higher Education recognized WGU Indiana and its Reaching Higher, Achieving More agenda for its excellence in academic quality. The university was also recognized as one of Fast Company’s 50 Most Innovative Companies of 2013. In 2014, WGU’s secondary teacher preparation program ranked first among 2,400 schools for quality by the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ). In 2016, WGU was designated a NLN Center of Excellence in Nursing Education. According to a study conducted by Gallup in 2014, WGU graduates are more likely than those from other U.S. universities to have the jobs they want, feel engaged at work, and have an emotional attachment to their alma maters.

Contact for media inquiries:                                                    

WGU: Kristin Slevin                                                                        



INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — (May 6, 2016) WGU Indiana is celebrating National Nurses Week 2016, delivering donuts to working nurses across the city of Indianapolis this week. Staff from the online university will visit three area hospitals in the Community Health Network, bringing with them donuts, fruit and coffee from the General American Donut Company’s (GADCO) food truck.

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