Presbyterian Manor tuition program takes staff to next level

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Achieving a new degree or certification doesn’t come easy – it takes time, dedication and money. But Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America’s employee education assistance is helping ease the financial burden for staff at Ark City Presbyterian Manor who are motivated to go the next step in their education.

“The Presbyterian Manor helps with tuition on diplomas, certificates, etc., that apply to anything in the nursing home,” said Tonya Baker, a quality assurance nurse at Arkansas City Presbyterian Manor. “It helps pay for the books or the classes. I know several others, besides me, that have taken advantage of this program.”

Tonya was an LPN from 2003 to 2015. With the help of the tuition program, she got her RN license this past February. She has been at Arkansas City Presbyterian Manor for seven years.

“This program was very helpful,” said Tonya. “I’m also very appreciative of the executive director and health services director here. They are flexible with hours and willing to work around your school schedule. You couldn’t go to school 30 hours a week and have a 40-hour-a-week job without some flexibility.”