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MSSU career expo recruits next generation of healthcare professionals

SOME OF THE BIGGEST EMPLOYERS IN THE JOPLIN AREA ARE HEALTH CARE SYSTEMS. BUT WHERE ARE THE NEXT GENERATION OF CAREGIVERS TO STAFF THAT INDUSTRY COMING FROM? KSN’S STUART PRICE WAS AT AN EVENT ON THE CAMPUS OF AN LOCAL UNIVERSITY DESIGNED TO ANSWER THAT QUESTION. STUART PRICE MILLER HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR PARKER MYHRA PLANS PARKER SCHOOL SENIOR PARKER MYHRA PLANS ON GOING TO NURSING SCHOOL. BUT HE DOESN’T YET KNOW WHAT ASPECT OF THAT PROFESSION HE WANTS TO SPECIALIZE IN. SO HE AND MANY OF HIS FELLOW STUDENTS CAME TO THE CAMPUS OF MSSU AS PART OF THE HEALTH CARE CAREER FAIR.Parker Myhra, Miller High School Senior”They give you a lot of examples, they hands on experiences and they give you packets of their colleges and lots of stuff, so it’s very helpful”Stuart Price, Reporting This second annual event brought in over 800 high schools students from all over Southwest Missouri and Southeast Kansas” MONETT HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR DANIELA SALES IS NOT SURE WHICH ASPECT OF THE HEALTH CARE INDUSTRY THAT SHE WANTS TO GO INTO.Daniela Sales, Monett HIgh School Senior”It gives us a more more opportunities, more things we didn’t realize we had to go for, so it gives us more options” NEARLY 50 BOOTHS FEATURED DEMONSTRATIONS IN THE FIELDS OF DENTAL HYGIENE, RADIOLOGY, NURSING, EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES AND RESPIRATORY THERAPY.Katie Harden, Mercy Medical Education Manager”The event focused on 9th through 12th graders with lots of hands on demonstrations exposing students to different healthcare careers but also the education paths for that” BUT STUDENTS AREN’T THE ONLY ONES TO BENEFIT FROM THE EVENT. SO DO SCHOOLS, LIKE MISSOURI SOUTHERN AND CROWDER THAT SOME OF THESE STUDENTS WILL BE ATTENDING AFTER GRADUATION. Katie Harden, Mercy Medical Education Manager”Our youth are the future of our healthcare professions and so it’s important that we we as a health system invest in our youth and expose them to their potential and that’s what we get excited about, we get excited about the opportunity to expose them as they are potential recruits for us” IN JOPLIN, STUART PRICE, KSN LOCAL NEWS. IT IS POSSIBLE TO GET A FLU SHOT TOO EARLY? THE C.D.C. SAYS THE SUMMER

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