In an effort to reduce ongoing turnover issues and promote workforce stability, Louisville-based long-term care provider Trilogy Health Services has entered into a partnership that gives its employees easier access to four-year degrees.

Beginning this fall, the University of Louisville School of Nursing will offer Trilogy employees — up to 50 annually — priority admission to its bachelor of science in nursing program. Trilogy will provide scholarship support and part-time, flexible hours to employees who meet admission requirements. 

The agreement between UofL and Trilogy is an extension of Trilogy’s recent $10 million work-based learning commitment to hire 200 Kentucky high school students into health care jobs as part of the Trilogy Scholar Program. The collaboration will create a pathway for these students to earn a four-year college degree

“We understand the importance of fostering high-quality nurses to care for and about our residents to support the delivery of excellent care in our community,” said Barbara Dimercurio, Trilogy’s chief nursing officer.

The partnership also includes the creation of a four-room simulation suite.

“High-caliber training and education … is key to developing these nurses,” Dimercurio said.