By Janice Phelan, March 5, 2019
Charvette Lee (right), a UCM psychology student, talks to Jessica Flanary of the Kansas City Veterans Administration Medical Center during UCM’s Lee’s Summit's Healthcare Career Expo.
Close to 160 students attended the University of Central Missouri’s Healthcare Career Expo designed to help employers connect with students graduating in health and human services. The event took place March 4 at the Missouri Innovation Campus, UCM’s Lee’s Summit facility.
A total of 36 healthcare providers attended the Expo to talk to attendees about career opportunities. Examples of employers attending were HCA Healthcare, North Kansas City Hospital, Truman Medical Center and John Knox Village.
The University of Central Missouri offers a variety of healthcare educational programs including its recognized School of Nursing, which offers bachelor’s and master’s degree programs, and UCM certificate programs such as certified nursing assistant, clinical medical assistant, pharmacy technician, phlebotomy technician and sterile processing technician. The School of Nursing courses are offered at the Lee’s Summit campus and online. Many certificate programs are offered at the Lee’s Summit facility or within the Kansas City area as well as online.