Pictured are some of the presenters, from left: Nubia Garbutt, Katrina Chancey, Madison Mills, Tyler Weldon, Tara Skiffen, Rebecca Jackson, Mike Allen, Misti Parrott, Breanna Ellis, Hannah Holland and Susan Osborne
Hamilton Medical Center recently hosted its ninth bi-annual student symposium for nursing students across the region.
Fifty RN and LPN students from Dalton State College attended.
The event included sessions on interviewing skills, presented by Judean Guinn, vice president and chief nursing officer; self-care and resiliency skills, by Rachel Houghton from Hamilton’s Employee Assistance Program (EAP); pre-recorded open-heart surgery and case study, facilitated by Allison Caraway from the cardiovascular intensive care unit and Nathan Schatzman, MD; and a nursing panel.
Students also had networking opportunities with directors, managers and educators of nursing at the facility during several breakout session discussions.
The event is designed to assist upcoming nursing graduates succeed in pursuing their career goals in healthcare.
“The goal for this fall’s event was to partner with local nursing schools to give nursing students practical ways to transition from being a student to becoming a registered nurse,” said Madison Mills, director of Surgical Services. “Additionally, we aimed to help students build long lasting relationships with fellow colleagues, in healthcare. Overall, our motivation is to show support to local nursing students by teaming up for their success wherever their nursing journey begins.”