MERCY HOSPITAL HOPES TO RECRUIT NEW NURSES AT A HIRING EVENT
The nursing crisis is still at its peak and hospitals are seizing the moment to fill vacant nursing positions at hiring events paving the way for college students to land in their first job straightaway.
In connection, Mercy Hospital is looking to fill 75 nursing positions at a hiring event this week.
Though the need for more nurses is prevalent across United States, Alan Dixon, a Mercy Registered Nurse and Recruiter said the Ozarks is not hurting from it as much as other areas attributing it with the region’s numerous nursing programs. He also explained the shortage is mainly because of retirement, along with the wide variety of positions nurses can now hold. "Everybody thinks that nurses just work at the bedside, but they do so many things," said Dixon. "They do research, they'll do home-care, they'll fly on our helicopters, they'll work in the emergency room, so it's endless of what they can do out there."
Nonetheless, Mercy is preparing to get ahead in the hiring process. To make things easy Mercy Hospital Springfield is hosting two Graduate Nurse Interview Days. Here, students can tour the facility and meet the people who could be their managers. Representatives with the hospital also said current registered nurses are welcome to apply.
Fellow Registered Nurse and Nursing Executive Director, Marsha Ballard, expressed the importance for students to get involved early. "It just gives you a sense of a little bit more confidence when you come into your nursing career to already be established, create those relationships already, be familiar with our building, with our processes, with the people," said Ballard.
Mercy’s Graduate Nurse Interview Days will be on the Springfield Mercy Hospital campus, located at 1235 East Cherokee Street in the Catherine McCauley Conference Center. The hours are listed below.
- Friday, Sept. 7 from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
- Saturday, Sept. 8 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Erudite Nursing Institute™ encourages college students to participate in this hiring event this week. With this event, students can get involved earlier with nursing.
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