Considering a nursing educational and career pathway? Interested in a rewarding career near home? Hoping to complete educational requirements and licensure without leaving Southern Virginia? Nursing is a great choice! Nursing students across the region are taking classes at the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center (SVHEC), in partnership with Southside Virginia Community College (SVCC) and Danville Community College (DCC). Find a multitude of resources to guide your local nursing journey at www.svhec.org/healthcareers.
Careers within the nursing continuum, including Nurse Aide, Practical Nurse, and Registered Nurse, by far represent the largest number and percentage of healthcare jobs in Southern Virginia. Local nurse employers have openings now, and projected demand for new nurses will continue to grow as baby boomer nurses retire and nursing roles expand.
Career options for nurses are also expanding as nurses work in varied settings and at all levels of healthcare management. A sampling of SVCC nursing students’ clinical practice opportunities include clinical roles with assisted living, acute care, and accident victim patients. These varied and rewarding roles only represent a fraction of nursing career pathways to pursue after graduation and licensure!
Another resource for anyone considering a nursing pathway is the SVHEC Area Health Education Center office (SVHEC AHEC). SVHEC AHEC’s mission is to recruit, train, and retain healthcare professionals who will practice their profession in Southern Virginia. The SVHEC AHEC Coordinator Stephanie Currin covers a service region that includes three cities and 15 counties including Charlotte, Prince Edward, Buckingham, and Nottoway Counties. Currin welcomes the opportunity to speak with individuals interested in a healthcare career. Connect with her through www.svhec.org/healthcareers or by calling 434-572-5563.