Nursing fair to bring state universities

RNBSNLater this month universities across the state will crowd into the College Union for the RN 2 BSN fair at OCCC to recruit nursing students.

“The RN 2 BSN is a fair where universities from the state who have bachelor degree programs in nursing or bachelor of science nursing programs are going to be here to talk to our students who are in the nursing program,” said Transfer and Graduation Coordinator Javier Puebla.

“The focus of the fair is for our three- and four-semester nursing students to prepare for their eventual completion of their RN and transfer to a BSN program even if they haven’t decided yet whether or not they want to pursue a BSN.

“Anyone interested in a nursing career can go to this event and get information about the traditional nursing programs and admission process.”

Students who are interested in nursing programs who are not already enrolled in one also can find information at the RN 2 BSN fair, Puebla said.

“With as many students that apply for our program, a lot of students don’t get in not [because they aren’t] eligible, but for the limited space we have,” he said.

“We want them to take advantage of other programs around the state. It’s for everyone.”

Puebla said the fair will have information available on how to apply to other universities and nursing programs as well as information about the schools to help students be more prepared when they apply.

“When [nursing students] complete their RN at OCCC they can make sure they have the required course work and know how [to] transition to a university to complete their bachelor’s of science in nursing.

“They also have information about their traditional programs for students who are interested in [other] stuff, but it’s really tailored for those fourth semester nursing students.”

Scholarship information for the BSN programs also will be available, Puebla said.

The RN 2 BSN fair will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 16 and 17 in the College Union.

For more information, contact Puebla at 405-682-1611, ext. 7567 ,or


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