TriStar Horizon Medical Center’s chief executive officer, Jason Boyd, and chief nursing officer, Gina Bullington, recently presented a donation to Freed-Hardeman University: Dickson campus. The $50,000 contribution will be used to support and expand their Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) program in Dickson.
“We are honored to partner with Freed-Hardeman as they continue to play an integral role in providing high-quality nurses, especially during an ongoing nursing shortage,” shared Gina Bullington, chief nursing officer at TriStar Horizon. “We share a deep passion for supporting and caring for our local community.”
“TriStar Horizon has been an amazing partner, providing the highest level of clinical experience to prepare our graduates to enter the nursing workplace,” stated Dr. Bob Spencer, FHU nursing coordinator. “We are committed to nursing education in Dickson to meet the healthcare needs, and plans are in motion to expand the faculty and admissions. TriStar Horizon’s partnership and generous donation comes at a crucial time for our program.”
Freed-Hardeman University-Dickson campus began offering bachelor’s degrees in Nursing in the fall of 2016. They will now admit students twice a year with graduations in May and December. TriStar Horizon has hired around 35 graduates from the FHU program.