Nursing and Health Sciences Career Fair connects students to career opportunities
The 2023 Nursing and Health Sciences Career Fair will bring approximately 30 state and regional healthcare providers to Mississippi University for Women Thursday, Feb. 9 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Pohl Gymnasium.
“This event connects all our health science students with employers in their respective fields. They are given the opportunity to engage with numerous potential employers, and most of our students are able to solidify employment before graduation,” said Dr. Brandy Larmon, dean of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences.
Baptist Memorial Hospital- Golden Triangle, DCH Health System, Memorial Hospital at Gulfport, North Mississippi Health Services, UAB Medicine and University of Mississippi Medical Center are among the employers participating.
“Representatives will have the opportunity to present W students with career opportunities available at each of their respective hospitals, clinics and businesses. These partnerships with The W help to increase the quantity and quality of health care in Mississippi while supporting economic development for our state. The career fair is an important process for these employers with the critical shortage of nursing and healthcare staffing,” said Ashley Morgan, development officer at The W.
All students attending are encouraged to bring a resume and be prepared to talk to future employers.
Larmon said, “We are grateful for the partnership with our Career Services office in order to make this happen for our students.”
College of Nursing and Health Sciences is home of the Department of Health and Kinesiology which offers a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree, Bachelor of Science (B.S.) or Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.S.) in Public Health Education and a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degrees in Kinesiology.
The W’s nationally ranked Registered Nurse (RN) to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), BSN and Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) programs all were ranked No. 1 in the state of Mississippi for 2022. The W’s RN to BSN program was ranked #17 in the Nation; Best in the South by Intelligent.com. Students and graduates have received numerous local, state and national awards and recognition including the National Spirit of Nursing Award, the National Pfizer Advanced Nurse Practitioner Award for exceptional contributions to health care and the National Organization for Associate Degree Nursing Educator Award.
The Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology Program is nationally accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. The graduate program has a distinguished reputation and prepares individuals to work in any setting where speech-language pathologists are employed. Graduates have enjoyed a 100% employment rate as well as high pass rates on the national exams.
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