Nursing Career Day prepares students for workforce

January 13, 2012
Nursing students interact with prospective employers at Career Day

Nursing students interact with prospective employers at Career Day

The Texas A&M Health Science Center (TAMHSC) College of Nursing hosted a Career Day on Jan. 11 that provided current students an opportunity to interact with various hospital systems and agencies in the morning and utilize career preparation sessions in the afternoon.

“Competitive nurses are vying for jobs all over the state, and our students are such leaders who are passionate about nursing. They want to put their best foot forward to compete with experienced nurses,” said Kathryn Cochran, M.S.N., RN, TAMHSC-College of Nursing assistant dean for student affairs. “Due to the competitive nature of jobs right now, the foot in the door is the resume, and we felt that the resume sessions were very important for our students.”

In the afternoon sessions, faculty members taught skills in resume and recommendation writing, interviewing techniques, and electronic portfolio tactics.

Participating hospitals and agencies included St. Joseph Regional Health Center in Bryan, College Station Medical Center (The Med), The Methodist Hospital in Houston, Scott & White Hospital in Temple, Baylor Health Care System in Dallas, Hillcrest Baptist Medical Center in Waco, Angels of Care Pediatric Home Health in Sherman and the Navy Officer Program.

— Blair Williamson