In a push to strengthen healthcare education enrollment, Stat Staff Professionals Inc. and the Saratoga Chamber of Commerce are co-sponsoring the first Healthcare Education Summit in Saratoga Springs on Oct. 19.
The event is being held in the Peerless Room of the Embassy Suites in Saratoga Springs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event is open to the public.
The event grew out of Stat Staff’s education initiative to assist not only its own caregivers, but to enable all prospective nursing and allied health students to have access and aid to healthcare education, officials said.
“Our goal is to encourage students in our community to consider a career in healthcare, and to provide a means to connect, learn, and engage with prestigious schools in person,” said co-organizer, Victoria McCartney of Stat Staff “As a staffing company, we are on the front lines of these shortages in healthcare professionals and that is why we’ve decided to take a stand, starting with our community. Our goal is two-fold; we want to encourage career paths that will improve this shortage but also, we want to help people find their passion.”
Event co-organizer and registered nurse, Kristina Rolfes BSN, RN, stressed the importance of increasing the number of highly-educated nurses and healthcare professionals in the field:
“Healthcare professionals serve our community by caring for our loved ones in times when it’s most needed and we need them now more than ever” she said. “We act to be an advocate for those professionals by encouraging others to pursue a career who will ultimately stand by their side in the near future.”
The event will feature at least a half a dozen schools and two guest speakers. Students will have the chance to talk with prospective schools and in some cases, submit their transcripts for on-site enrollment.
There will be raffle prizes and refreshments provided for all attendees.
Anyone interested can register at: https://2018healthed.eventbrite.com.
Stat Staff Professionals Inc. is a nurse-owned and nurse-operated professional staffing organization specializing in staffing registered nurses and allied health professionals.