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A New Form For Employer Tuition Assistance: Visiting Nurse & Questa Foundation Announce Partnership

Fort Wayne Visiting Nurse Foundation has partnered with the Questa Education Foundation to provide an option for their employees to receive post-secondary education. The intent of this partnership is to create a sustainable training and education program for employees that offers continued education, improves the services provided and stabilizes the workforce to ensure continuity of quality services to Visiting Nurse clients.

“We are really looking forward to our partnership with Questa,” Visiting Nurse’s CEO, Leslie Friedel states, “Being able to offer the financial means for our team members to reach a higher education is something we are excited offer. Questa’s expertise in this area will be a great benefit to Visiting Nurse.”

Questa’s goals are to provide access to post-secondary education through a low-interest, forgivable loan that may pay for tuition, fees, books and education-related expenses. The partnership is meant to help eliminate a barrier for employees to pursue further education and get the training and skills they need for professional and personal development. Questa will forgive the loan amount based upon employees’ continued employment for two years after completion of classes.

“Our partnership to help Visiting Nurse employees enhance their skills through further education helps to strengthen the healthcare system in Northeast Indiana during this time of critical need,” says Elizabeth Bushnell, Executive Director of Questa. “These types of partnerships are critical to meeting the talent needs in the region.”

If you are interested in a partnership with the Questa Foundation, please contact Elizabeth Bushnell at 260-407-6494 ext. 105, or To learn more about Questa’s forgivable loan programs, visit

Since 1937, The Questa Education Foundation has been assisting individuals in attaining further education beyond high school, graduating with less debt, and becoming contributing members of Northeast Indiana’s workforce. Questa’s vision is to transform the business landscape in the region by preparing the workforce for the economy of the 21st century. Questa offers a low-interest forgivable loan program where the loan could be up to 75% forgiven. By providing a forgiveness incentive for Questa Scholars to live and work in Northeast Indiana, Questa graduates are staying and giving back their talents. By keeping good talent, businesses and the economy will grow.

Visiting Nurse has cared for people with serious illnesses and their families in Northeast Indiana since 1888. Our interdisciplinary team of hospice and palliative care experts ensures that every patient is treated with dignity and respect. Visiting Nurse provides compassionate care to alleviate suffering and ensure quality of life for those affected by serious illness. We care for those who go on living as well. Our grief services are available at no cost for any adult who has experienced the loss of a loved one. Hospice involvement is not required. We proudly serve the following Indiana counties: Adams, Allen, Blackford, DeKalb, Grant, Huntington, Jay, Noble, Wabash, Wells and Whitley.