Hundreds of nursing and pre-nursing students made their way to the Nursing and Allied Health building on the Muskogee Three Rivers Port Campus for a Health Career Fair on Wednesday, March 29. Fifteen vendors comprised of potential employers and universities, which have RN-BSN and MSN programs for nursing students, from across Oklahoma and surrounding states set up booths and tables displaying the many amenities they can offer these current students.
Joyce Johnson, Division Chair for Nursing and Allied Health, said Health Career Fairs are important events not only for the nursing student, but the health care facilities as well.
“Health Career Fairs provide information about the numerous career opportunities that are available for a new graduate, as well as gives the student a chance to make connections with potential employers, mentors, and peers,” said Joyce Johnson. “Recruiters get the chance to have a face-to-face interaction with potential applicants that are interested in their organization.”
Joyce Johnson said many of the Connors State nursing students took resumes with them to the Career Fair and were able to schedule an interview with potential employers.
“This is the first of hopefully of many career and recruiting fairs for the Connors State Nursing Program,” said Charlie Johnson, Nursing Instructor. “We found it to be a success with great student engagement.”
Charlie Johnson said events such as these assist the students and allow them to see first-hand their employment opportunities post-graduation and gives them encouragement to pass the NCLEX exam and become a licensed Registered Nurse.