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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/150374
Type:
Presentation
Title:
A Community Effort to Promote Health Care Professions
Abstract:
A Community Effort to Promote Health Care Professions
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2001
Conference Date:November 10 - 14, 2001
Author:Shank, Kathryn
P.I. Institution Name:OSF Saint Francis Medical Center
The first annual HealthCare Career Fair was held in March, 2000. The event’s purpose, co-planned by OSF Saint Francis Medical Center and Illinois Central College, was to increase enrollments in nursing and healthcare curriculums. Recognizing the shortage of healthcare workers in the community, the recruiter from OSF Saint Francis Medical Center contacted area medical center recruiters and their marketing and public relations directors to meet with the ICC Health Careers faculty. All collaborated to develop individual interactive demonstrations where elementary, middle school, high school students, and the general public could learn about nursing and health professions. The nursing booth was staffed by nursing faculty, nursing students and nurses from each medical center, who promoted a positive image of nursing with its opportunities and rewards. Measures of success included an attendance of approximately 800, an increased summer enrollment in health careers, and a strengthened partnership within the medical and educational communities. The career fair was repeated again this year and was duplicated in Rockford, Illinois, with others planned in Wisconsin, Illinois, and Missouri. The career fair received an honorable mention at the 2001 Illinois State Board of Education Exemplary Partnerships and was presented at the annual conference of the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations. OSF Saint Francis Medical Center has also developed Career Awareness posters used to showcase nursing and healthcare. The posters include personal statements, job duties, educational requirements, employment opportunities and salary. They are distributed to school counselors and are displayed at the Health Care Career Fair.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
10-Nov-2001
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleA Community Effort to Promote Health Care Professionsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/150374-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">A Community Effort to Promote Health Care Professions</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2001</td></tr><tr class="item-conference-date"><td class="label">Conference Date:</td><td class="value">November 10 - 14, 2001</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Shank, Kathryn</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">OSF Saint Francis Medical Center</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">kathryn.a.shank@osfhealthcare.</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">The first annual HealthCare Career Fair was held in March, 2000. The event&rsquo;s purpose, co-planned by OSF Saint Francis Medical Center and Illinois Central College, was to increase enrollments in nursing and healthcare curriculums. Recognizing the shortage of healthcare workers in the community, the recruiter from OSF Saint Francis Medical Center contacted area medical center recruiters and their marketing and public relations directors to meet with the ICC Health Careers faculty. All collaborated to develop individual interactive demonstrations where elementary, middle school, high school students, and the general public could learn about nursing and health professions. The nursing booth was staffed by nursing faculty, nursing students and nurses from each medical center, who promoted a positive image of nursing with its opportunities and rewards. Measures of success included an attendance of approximately 800, an increased summer enrollment in health careers, and a strengthened partnership within the medical and educational communities. The career fair was repeated again this year and was duplicated in Rockford, Illinois, with others planned in Wisconsin, Illinois, and Missouri. The career fair received an honorable mention at the 2001 Illinois State Board of Education Exemplary Partnerships and was presented at the annual conference of the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations. OSF Saint Francis Medical Center has also developed Career Awareness posters used to showcase nursing and healthcare. The posters include personal statements, job duties, educational requirements, employment opportunities and salary. They are distributed to school counselors and are displayed at the Health Care Career Fair.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:22:56Z-
dc.date.issued2001-11-10en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:22:56Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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