By Sydnee Bryant/Clarion News
JEFFERSON CITY – The Lincoln University Student Nurses Association (SNA) brought students and health care employers together on Monday, Nov. 8, 2021 in Elliff Hall. According to Tiffany Lehman, an assistant professor with the LU School of Nursing, it was the SNA’s first job fair.
“Generally, recruiters will come speak to our senior students,” Lehman said. “However, I felt it would be beneficial for all students.” She noted that once students complete Fundamentals and Skills, they are able to get a job as a patient care tech. Health care employers offer many opportunities for those in the nursing program.
Lehman said many of the hospitals have summer and winter externships that students can apply for to get more experience working as a student nurse. This not only provides students with hands-on training, it also drives high job-placement rates upon graduation. Importantly, Lehman said, it provides opportunities.
“It is imperative that students can meet with various different organizations,” said Lehman.
About 60 students attended the job fair. Employers that were at the event included Capital Region Medical Center, SSM Health, Boone, University of Missouri, and the VA Hospitals from both Columbia and Kansas City. Elsevier donated two NCLEX-RN Review books to raffle off to attendees.
(For more info, go to https://www.lincolnu.edu/web/school-of-nursing/school-of-nursing)