For Students & Alumni: Nursing Career Day

Nursing Career Day 2018

Friday, November 30, 2018, 12-2pm

Frequently Asked Questions

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What is Nursing Career Day?

Nursing Career Day (NCD) is an annual event sponsored by the University of Pennsylvania's Career Services and School of Nursing. NCD is designed to create a space for Penn Nursing students and alumni to connect with employers, particularly hospitals and other healthcare-related organizations, as well as graduate schools of nursing. This event always offers an opportunity to make helpful contacts, whether your job search is for the immediate future or a little further out.

Where is the event being held?

Nursing Career Day 2018 will be held in the Claire M. Fagin Hall on the University of Pennsylvania's campus. Located at 418 Curie Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA 19104.

Who can attend Nursing Career Day?

Students and alumni of The University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing who will receive or have received BSN, MSN and Ph.D. level degrees. This fair is not open to nursing students from other schools.

How do I register?

Pre-registration is not required for students/alumni, but please bring your Penncard to the fair.

How should I prepare for Career Day?

  • Prepare your resume: And bring plenty of copies! Attend walk-in hours on Mondays from 12-1pm, or call 215-898-4381 during office hours (M-F, 9-5) to make an appointment to have your resume critiqued. If you would like some formatting ideas, sample resumes for BSN candidates are available by clicking here, and samples for MSN candidates are available by clicking here. No cover letters are necessary for career fairs.
  • Research employers/organizations: A list of employers and schools of nursing attending well be available in the coming months. Click on the hospital's or organization's name to navigate to its website. More details on organizations will also be available soon via accessing our Handshake career services platform and clicking on "Nursing Career Day 2018" under the Events list.
  • Develop an introduction of yourself: In no longer than 1 minute, prepare an introduction of yourself, emphasizing your interests/qualifications as it relates to each of your "must-see" employers and schools.  Also, have a thoughtful question or two in mind based on your research of the employer.  As time allows, feel free to visit additional organizations.
  • Review additional Career Services resources: See our "Navigating Career Fairs" webpage,

Which organizations will attend Nursing Career Day?

Hospitals, other employers, and nursing schools attend the annual fair. Below are the employers, schools and organizations which were represented at the fair in 2017. The 2018 list will be available in the fall closer to the day of the fair.  For more details on the organizations and hiring needs, please check Handshake for that list once it is published.

Registered Organizations

Barton Associates (Advanced Practice focus)

Becker Professional Education

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Children's National Health System

Christiana Care Health System

Fox Chase Cancer Center

Geisinger Health System

Independence Blue Cross (IBC)

International SOS

Lehigh Valley Health Network

Maimonides Medical Center

MedStar Georgetown University Hospital

MedStar Health Washington Hospital Center

MedStar National Rehabilitation Network

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Northwell Health

NYU Langone Health

NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing

Penn Medicine

Penn State Hershey Medical Center

Preferred Home Health Care & Nursing Services

Reading Health System

Recovery Centers of America

Yale New Haven Health

If you have any other questions about Nursing Career Day, please feel free to call 215-898-4381 or e-mail Sharon Fleshman.