Nursing school campus showcases new simulation lab and employment opportunities at Aug. 2 event
Herzing University announced it is addressing the growing demand for nurses in northern Illinois by expanding its network of clinical partners in the area, providing more local options for students to complete their nursing clinical requirements. Rolling Hills Manor and The Grove at the Lake, both in Zion, are currently working with the university and Herzing plans to add several more Illinois partners in the next year, according to a news release.
“More than half of our current nursing students are coming from northern Illinois, and we know how important it is to provide them with clinical sites that are close to their homes,” Kenosha Campus President Jeff Hill said in the release. “Many of our students are already working full-time jobs and we hope by adding new clinical sites, in addition to offering our new evening BSN program, we will make it more convenient for them to advance their careers.”
On Aug. 2, the university will unveil its new nursing simulation lab at a Healthcare Education and Employment Symposium that also will feature healthcare employers from northern Illinois and southeastern Wisconsin. At the event, which begins at 5 p.m., current and prospective nursing students can learn about the school’s new offerings and regional healthcare employment needs.
The event is open to the public and will feature guest speakers from United Hospital System, which has a clinic in Gurnee, Ill.; Frontida, Inc. (Kenosha, Wisc.); Kenosha County Division of Health; and Medline Industries, Inc., which is based in Northfield, Ill.
“As one of the only direct-admit, no wait list nursing programs in the area, these initiatives are designed to increase educational opportunities for students while enhancing their learning experience,” Hill said.
Symposium attendees can tour the school’s renovated nursing simulation lab. The lab includes high-fidelity patient simulators and is designed to provide students with a safe and realistic environment for hands-on nursing and decision-making practice. Herzing’s BSN program at the Kenosha campus offers year-round study, allowing students to graduate in as little as three years. The new evening classes, starting this September, allow students with full-time jobs to attend class during hours that better fit their schedule.
For more information, call (262) 671-0675 or visit the Herzing University website.
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