College of Nursing Holds Career Day

College of Nursing Holds Career Day

Oct 14, 2003 6:00 PM

As Florence Nightingale said, nursing is "a high calling," but the University of Utah College of Nursing thinks wider exposure might help more students recognize such a calling in themselves.

The college is holding a Nursing Career Day on Oct. 23, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., to provide information about the profession and give employers a venue for recruiting nurses. More than 25 health-care agencies and hospitals from across the state are participating in the event.

"This is a wonderful opportunity for our students to learn about the diverse roles and career opportunities that are available for them," said Maureen R. Keefe, R.N., Ph.D., professor and dean of the College of Nursing.

The college has sponsored the Career Day for the past 15 years, primarily as a resource for its own students, but Keefe said other students from the University and outside are welcome as well.

"In today's job market, a degree in nursing is a hot commodity and nurses are in great demand. We help our students ask the right questions and get the most pertinent information to help them make the best career decisions," said Keefe.

In addition to University of Utah Hospitals & Clinics, other organizations that will be represented at the event include: Pioneer Valley Hospital, U.S. Navy Officer Recruiting Station, Temporary Resources Inc., VA Medical Center, U.S. Army ROTC, Kaplan Test, StarMed Staffing Group, Yuma Regional Medical Center, Salt Lake County Sheriff's Department, Shriners Hospital for Children, Intermountain Health Care, U.S. Naval Reserve Recruiting, St. Mark's Hospital, Castle Rock Hospital, Valley Mental Health, and U.S. Air Force Officer Accession.

The fair will be held at the College of Nursing, 10 South 2000 East.

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