THIBODAUX, La. – The Department of Nursing, in conjunction with Career Services, hosted a Nursing Career Job Fair on the campus of Nicholls State University on Monday, August 23, 2021. The Nursing-exclusive job fair held each semester provides the opportunity for our current and future graduates to connect with potential employers. Hospitals, health-care groups and other health-care providers from across the state spent the morning visiting with and recruiting our nursing students. It is a day for where students and hospital recruiters learn each other’s interests and needs.
Dr. Raquel Engolio, Department Head for Nursing stated, “Choosing an entry level nursing job is an important moment. Ensuring that the students have an opportunity to meet with potential employers for career planning is a valuable experience.” The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports about 194,500 openings for registered nurses are projected each year, on average, over the decade. The Typical Entry-Level Education is the Bachelor’s degree.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Registered Nurses,
at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/registered-nurses.htm (visited October 05, 2021).