Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Cox Branson to host Meet Your Match for graduating nurses

Many nurses will say going into the healthcare field was an easy decision; however, deciding which area within the healthcare industry to work in was not as clear.

To help make that decision a little easier for graduating students, or nurses considering a career change, Cox Branson will host Meet Your Match on Tuesday, Jan. 26. During Meet Your Match, participants will have an opportunity to learn directly from nursing leaders throughout Cox Branson about the many opportunities available.

“Meet Your Match is like speed dating for those who are interested in entering our internship,” explains Kari Bowling, recruitment specialist. “During Meet Your Match, each participant meets with a department leader for a predetermined amount of time, usually for approximately five minutes, to learn about each area of the hospital and ask questions. By the end of the event, participants will have had the opportunity to meet with all department leaders, and hopefully leave with a clear understanding of what specialty best suits them.”

Bowling explained that Meet Your Match is a fairly new concept and while it aids in recruitment, the main objective is for graduating nurses to meet leaders and learn about the different areas of specialty from people who work in those departments.

“As a result of Meet Your Match events, many participants have applied to areas they didn’t know existed or thought they wouldn’t be interested in,” Bowling says.

Meet Your Match will be held Tuesday, Jan. 26, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the Magnolia Room at Cox Branson, 525 Branson Landing Blvd. Arrive early to enjoy refreshments.

For more information, call 417-335-7368 or email