Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Fifth annual I Love Healthcare Event to be held at Mercy/SBU College of Nursing and Health Sciences

Southwest Baptist University News Release
Contact: Office of Marketing and Communications

BOLIVAR, Mo. – Mercy/SBU College of Nursing and Health Sciences will host the Fifth Annual I Love Healthcare Event Saturday, February 23, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the College of Nursing and Health Sciences. Last year over 160 visitors of all ages and backgrounds, interested in pursuing an education leading to a career in nursing, attended the event.

Mercy College of Nursing and Health Sciences dean, Dr. Martha Baker says, I Love Healthcare Event is a College Fair and includes educational information on the Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences program and Radiology at SBU. We know the acute shortage of nurses will continue to provide enormous and varied opportunities for nurses, however, job opportunities in the Health Science area are also growing. Mercy/SBU will be meeting the challenges of nursing through our Associate of Science in Nursing program. This program prepares you to work as a registered nurse. Following one’s graduation from the ASN program, Mercy/SBU also offers and Bachelor’s in Nursing. We want to encourage people who are interested in careers in nursing or other health care careers to come see the wonderful opportunities that are provided by Mercy College of Nursing and Health Sciences.”

Displays, information booths, and detailed information on nursing as a career, education requirements, and financial aid opportunities will be available. Faculty, staff, and current students will be on hand to give demonstrations, provide tours of the facility, and visit with prospective students individually and in group sessions.

To register for I Love Healthcare Event please contact the event coordinator, Stephanie Jones at sajones@sbuniv.edu or 417-820-2069 no later than Wednesday, February 20, 2013. A pizza luncheon will be served.

Mercy/SBU College of Nursing and Health Sciences is located at 4431 S. Fremont, Springfield, Missouri.

Southwest Baptist University is a leader among private universities in truly integrating Christ-centered academic pursuits with comprehensive professional programs at an affordable price. At SBU, the faculty and staff create a caring, academic community to prepare students to be servant leaders in a global society. For more information, visit www.SBUniv.edu.