UW Bothell to Host Annual Nursing Career Advancement Day

February 8, 2012

CONTACT: Richard Penny, (425)352-3395,  pennyr2@uw.edu

BOTHELL, Wash. – Rescheduled from the snow closure on January 19, the University of Washington Bothell will host its ninth annual Nursing Career Advancement Day Fair on Thursday, February 23, 2012 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Representatives from 20 Washington state health care employers and educational institutions will be available at the fair to discuss nursing career and educational opportunities with attendees.

Organizations expected to participate include Oregon Health Sciences University, Washington Center for Nursing, Continuing Nursing Education at UW School of Nursing, UW Medicine, Evergreen Hospital Medical Center, Seattle Children’s Hospital, Seattle Pacific University, UW School of Nursing (Seattle), Harrison Medical Center, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle University College of Nursing and Group Health Cooperative.

One of the co-sponsors of the event, Emily Christian, Assistant Director of the UW Bothell Career Center, says “Nursing Career Advancement Day is an opportunity for prospective students, current students, alumni, and community visitors to network with regional employers and nursing educational programs. Students currently enrolled in RN programs who wish to complete a BSN, working nurses ready for a new professional challenge, or those thinking of a career in nursing are encouraged to attend.”

All are invited to this great opportunity to discover what it takes to earn an ADN, BSN, or graduate nursing degree, and to explore employer-based resources for career development.

The Nursing Career Advancement Day Fair will be held at the University of Washington Bothell, 18115 Campus Way NE, in the North Creek Events Center. The event is free and open to the public. For additional information, contact (425) 352-3662.

About UW Bothell: The University of Washington Bothell combines the benefits of a small campus with the resources and prestige of a world-renowned university. Offering over 30 degrees, options, certificates and concentrations, its curriculum emphasizes close student-faculty interaction, collaboration among students, and hands-on learning.For more information, visit www.uwb.edu.