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Hinds CC nursing expo draws all comers for medical field careers

Ke’Andrea Ringold wants to take advantage of her interest in science and turn it into a career in the medical field.

“It’ll be an opportunity to get out there and start helping other people,” Ringold said, checking out information on the college’s 13-health-related and two short-term programs at the 2016 Nursing and Allied Health Showcase held March 1 at the Jackson Campus-Nursing Allied Health Center.

Keandrea Ringold, left, and her mom, Victoria Parker, both of Vicksburg, visit with Chrissy King, program chair for Medical Assisting Technology at Hinds' Rankin Campus, at the 2016 Nursing and Allied Health Showcase held March 1 at the Jackson Campus-Nursing Allied Health Center. (Tammi Bowles/Hinds Community College)

Keandrea Ringold, left, and her mom, Victoria Parker, both of Vicksburg, visit with Chrissy Clark, program chair for Medical Assisting Technology at Hinds’ Rankin Campus, at the 2016 Nursing and Allied Health Showcase held March 1 at the Jackson Campus-Nursing Allied Health Center. (Tammi Bowles/Hinds Community College)

About 200 prospective students, their families and others who attended the expo toured the campus’ learning labs, spoke with faculty and got the latest on requirements and deadlines.

“Guests were able to speak one-on-one with our faculty to learn about our programs, as well as tour our training labs,” said Kathryn Cole, district director of Enrollment Services. “We also offered guests assistance with completing the admissions process for our programs.”

Ringold, a Vicksburg High School senior, attended with her mother, Victoria Parker.

“I’m excited for my baby,” Parker said. “I just want her to be all she can be.”

Programs of interest included Medical Assisting Technology, Medical Laboratory Technology, Physical Therapist Assistant, Associate Degree Nursing (RN), Dental Assisting Technology, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Emerging Medical Science, Health Information Technology, Healthcare Assistant, Practical Nursing, Radiologic Technology, Respiratory Care Technology, Surgical Technology, and two short-term programs, Phlebotomy and Nursing Assistant.

Technical and associate degree programs at NAHC are nationally accredited by specialty accrediting organizations. The career programs meet state accreditation/approval guidelines.

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