Quincy University and Blessing-Rieman College host Nursing and Health Sciences Visit Day
QUINCY (WGEM) - With nurses and other medical professionals in short supply, Quincy University and Blessing-Reiman College of Nursing and Health Sciences went into recruitment mode on Friday.
They hosted a Nursing and Health Sciences Visit Day for high school students to get an inside look into their nursing and health sciences program.
The event was held to showcase the partnership between the schools. Students can get a health sciences degree by taking their general education classes at QU their freshmen year, then starting their medical program at Blessing-Rieman College sophomore year.
More than 50 High school students got hands-on experience in simulation labs at the Blessing Education Center.
Blessing-Rieman College Admissions Coordinator Debbie Giesing said Friday’s event was all about attracting students to the medical field.
“We are short in every health care field. We need good people in our programs. We need good people in our hospitals,” Giesing said.
Pleasant Valley High School junior Libby Kamp attended the event because she wants to become a nurse and is thinking about applying to the program.
“I feel like I’m really good at working under pressure, and I love helping people,” Kamp said.
The event also featured a tour of Quincy University, as well as a Q&A with admission counselors, current nursing students and other campus faculty.
QU Director of Admissions Brittany Weise said she hopes students at today’s event will want to stay local to work in the medical field.
“Showing our prospective students what they’re going to do as students of Quincy University and Blessing-Rieman is really beneficial for them to sort of make their final decision and hopefully choose us,” Weise said.
If you missed the event but would like more information on the program, you can call Blessing-Rieman College to schedule a tour at 217-228-5520.
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