Prospective health-care students and their families are invited to attend the Rowan College at Gloucester County (RCGC) Nursing and Allied Health Center Open House on Thursday, Oct. 22 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. to learn more about programs in nursing, diagnostic medical sonography (ultrasound), nuclear medicine technology, respiratory therapy, health science, physical therapist assistant and certified clinical medical assistant.
The Open House will provide guests with the opportunity to meet program instructors and current students, view ultrasound, nuclear medicine technology, nursing and medical assistant demonstrations, in addition to touring the new, two-story 41,672 square-foot, state-of-the-art building. RCGC admission, financial aid and advising representatives will also be available to answer questions. The application fee will be waived for individuals interested in registering that night.
Health-care providers across the region rely on RCGC to prepare exemplary practitionersfor employment in the nursing and allied-health fields. A rise in the number of people age 65 and older, along with recent reforms offering health-care access to millions of people, have increased the demand for nurses and health-care professionals. According to the American Nurses Association (ANA) website, there is a “nursing shortage” with registered nurses (RN) near the top of the list when it comes to employment growth.
Partnership opportunities with four-year universities offer RCGC students even more career options. RNs can now earn a Rowan University Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree right on the RCGC campus thanks to a seamless “pathway” with the College’s premier partner. A collaboration with Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, supports students considering a career in respiratory therapy.
For more information on the Nursing and Allied Health Center Open House, call 856-468-5000, ext. 6272. Rowan College at Gloucester County is located at 1400 Tanyard Road in Deptford, just off Exit 56 of Route 55.