BPCC hosts open house for those interested in nursing

BPCC is partnering with Grambling State University, Louisiana Tech University, Northwestern...
BPCC is partnering with Grambling State University, Louisiana Tech University, Northwestern State University and Southern University at Shreveport.(KSLA)
Published: Jul. 7, 2022 at 3:00 PM CDT
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BOSSIER CITY, La. (KSLA) - The Bossier Parish Community College hosted a Regional Nursing Open House on Saturday, July 9.

The event was open to all and provided information for those who want to pursue a career in nursing. Nursing faculty and others from regional colleges answered questions and helped people on where to start their journey in nursing.

“We have several schools of nursing here available to let you know what kind of nursing they have. Most people aren’t aware that there are just several levels of entry level into nursing, or bachelor’s degree in nursing,” said Cathy Maddry, Assistant Dean of Nursing at BPCC.

Attendees also had the opportunity to tour the BPCC Simulation Lab to see what kind of technology and resources are used in nursing programs.

“I’m looking into going into the healthcare field, and I thought it would be an interesting event to come check out,” said Claudia Herrera.

BPCC partnered with Grambling State University, Louisiana Tech University, Northwestern State University and Southern University at Shreveport for the open house.

“Our goal is to help serve our community, because there is a nursing shortage. Our colleges and universities owe it to our communities to provide the best pathways for the best healthcare in our community to be able to take care of our community, and it is an honor and a privilege that we are able to do that,“ said Dr. Holly Hart, Provost, Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Institutional Effectiveness at BPCC.

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