Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Mercy/SBU College of Nursing hosting fifth annual I Love Healthcare Event Day Feb. 23

Southwest Baptist University News ReleaseContact: Office of Marketing and Communications417-328-1803
BOLIVAR, Mo. – Mercy/SBU College of Nursing and Health Sciences will host the Fifth Annual I Love Healthcare Event from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, at the College of Nursing and Health Sciences. More than 160 visitors of all ages and backgrounds, interested in pursuing an education leading to a career in nursing, attended last year's event.
"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," said Dr. Martha Baker, Mercy College of Nursing and Health Sciences dean. "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."
After graduation from the ASN program, Mercy/SBU also offers a 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," Dr. Baker said. 
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, Feb. 20.
A pizza luncheon will be served. 
Mercy/SBU College of Nursing and Health Sciences is 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.