CommonSpirit Health launch $3 million equity scholarship initiative with OpusVi

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CommonSpirit Health has partnered with OpusVi to offer a $3 million skills-based scholarship to help build a more equitable future in healthcare. This scholarship provides access to top-tier educational institutions through customized online programs for healthcare professionals. Traditional education has fallen short of providing the necessary skills for when and how they’re needed. OpusVi has reimagined workforce development for clinical and non-clinical professionals across the sector.

"CommonSpirit Health is championing social justice through education, public policy, and community-based initiatives. This scholarship is an opportunity to train the next generation of leaders in healthcare. We are working together with OpusVi to promote inclusion, equity, and diversity across the workforce by providing learning experiences that are accessible, relevant, and exceptional. Anyone interested in working in healthcare can advance their career and make an impact on their community, in their team, and across their organization."

Marvin O'Quinn

President and COO of CommonSpirit Health

The scholarship fund will be available to students of OpusVi online programs starting in the fall of 2021 and the amounts can range from $1,500 up to $30,000, depending on the program. Over 1,000 scholarships will be awarded. The scholarships will be geared towards healthcare professionals who are looking to develop their skills, knowledge, and expertise through further training and who are motivated to advance their careers in order to make an impact in their community. The application consists of a personal statement to describe why they think continuing education will contribute to their healthcare community and how their teams might benefit.


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Developed with CEOs and CNOs, OpusVi programs combine industry expertise and academic knowledge from their partners including Duke CE, Arizona State University’s Thunderbird School of Global Management, the Pepperdine Graziadio Business School, American University, University of Arizona’s Eller Executive Education, and Mercy College PLUS. Some of their offerings include a Certificate in Nurse Leadership, a Certificate in Healthcare Analytics, an RN to BSN Completion program, and they are set to launch a full MBA in Healthcare with Northern Arizona University in early 2022.

"OpusVi is proud to collaborate with CommonSpirit Health and our partner schools to offer career-enhancing and world-class education to healthcare workers. I believe the key to equity is access. By offering greater opportunities to access our market-leading education offerings, professionals can access OpusVi courses to improve their skills, competencies, and career goals irrespective of their race, gender, age, or ability to pay,” says Andrew Malley, CEO of OpusVi. “With the healthcare workforce having greater access to education as well as more diversity, communities across America can benefit from a stronger healthcare workforce.”

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About CommonSpirit Health

CommonSpirit Health is a nonprofit, Catholic health system dedicated to advancing health for all people. It was created in February 2019 by Catholic Health Initiatives and Dignity Health. With its national office in Chicago and a team of over 150,000 employees and 25,000 physicians and advanced practice clinicians, CommonSpirit operates 142 hospitals and nearly 2,200 care sites across 21 states. In FY 2021, CommonSpirit had revenues of $34.4 billion and provided $4.9 billion in charity care, community benefit, and unreimbursed government programs. Learn more at

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