Nursing Education Fair

October 27, 2006

Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center is holding a nursing education fair for employees on Tuesday Nov. 7, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. in Ardmore Cafeteria.

The event will offer opportunities for reporters to interview nursing recruiters, workforce development specialists, and university representatives about careers in nursing.

Representatives from more than 15 universities and colleges will be on hand to provide information about their nursing education programs. Human Resources representatives from N.C. Baptist Hospital will also be available to answer questions about nursing career opportunities.

Offering employees educational opportunities is an investment in employee growth and is an innovative way to grow the nursing workforce.

The schools that will be represented include Gardner-Webb University, Duke University, North Carolina A&T State University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Winston-Salem State University and Forsyth Technical Community College.

Media Contacts: Lisa Long, 336-716-4588,, Karen Richardson, 336-716-4453,, or Shannon Koontz, 336-716-2415, at

Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center is an academic health system comprised of North Carolina Baptist Hospital and Wake Forest University Health Sciences, which operates the university’s School of Medicine. U.S. News & World Report ranks Wake Forest University School of Medicine 30th in primary care, 41st in research and 14th in geriatrics training among the nation's medical schools. It ranks 32nd in research funding by the National Institutes of Health. Almost 150 members of the medical school faculty are listed in Best Doctors in America.

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