For Students: Nursing Career Day

Nursing Career Day 2017

Friday, December 1st, 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 2017 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 2017" 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 employers and schools which were represented at the 2016 fair. We are still registering for 2017 so please keep checking Handshake for that list.

Registered Organizations

BAYADA Home Health Care

We believe our clients deserve home health care services delivered with compassion, excellence, and reliability, our BAYADA Home Health Care core values.

Since our founding in 1975, caring for our patients the right way has been at the heart of everything we do at BAYADA Home Health Care. At BAYADA, we care for clients in a way we'd want our own families to be treated. And that's the case whether your expertise is in nursing, therapy, social work, habilitation, hospice, assistive care, marketing and sales, or any one of our many non-clinical support careers. With our headquarters in Moorestown, NJ, we proudly employ more than 18,000 nurses, home health aides, therapists, social workers, managers, and counselors who serve clients worldwide.
Carolinas Healthcare Systems Center for Advanced Practice

The Advanced Clinical Practitioner fellowship at Carolinas HealthCare System provides exposure to an array of complex disease processes and patient populations in acute, primary and urgent care settings. With focus on developed competence and confidence, this transition-to-practice program prepares the advanced clinical practitioner (ACP) to deliver superior patient care while in a protected learning environment.

The one year, post-graduate fellowship programs are appropriate for new nurse practitioners (NP) and physician assistant (PA) graduates, as well as advanced clinical practitioners wishing to change disciplines or career paths . The programs have semi-annual start dates in April and October.
Children's National Health System
Children's National Health System, located in Washington, D.C., is a proven leader in the development of innovative new treatments for childhood illness and injury. Consistently ranked among the top pediatric hospitals in America, Children's physicians and nurses have been serving the nation's children for more than 140 years. For more information about Children's National Health System, visit
Christiana Care Health System

Christiana Care Health System, a Magnet Recognized healthcare system headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware, is one of the country's largest health care providers, ranking 21st in the nation for hospital admissions.

Christiana Care is a major teaching hospital with two campuses and more than 250 Medical-Dental residents and fellows.

A not-for-profit, non-sectarian health system, Christiana Care includes two hospitals with more than 1,100 patient beds, a home health care service, preventive medicine, rehabilitation services, a network of primary care physicians and an extensive range of outpatient services
Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network/Good Shepherd Penn Partners

Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network, with locations in the Lehigh Valley and Philadelphia (Good Shepherd Penn Partners), is a nationally recognized rehabilitation leader, offering a continuum of care for people with physical and cognitive disabilities. Specialized programs include stroke, brain injury, spinal cord injury, pediatrics, amputation and more.
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Hackensack Meridian Health

With 13 hospitals and more than 120 ambulatory care centers, fitness and wellness centers, home health services, rehab centers, and skilled nursing centers spanning from Bergen to Atlantic counties, Hackensack Meridian Health ensures a health network dedicated to family- and patient-centered care, world-class education, and tomorrow's research.


HealthSouth Reading is a 60-bed acute rehabilitation hospital that offers a higher level of comprehensive inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services and home health care designed to return patients to leading active and independent lives.

Inova Health System

Inova is a not-for-profit healthcare system based in Northern Virginia that serves more than two million people each year from throughout the Washington, DC, metro area and beyond. Governed by a volunteer board of community members, Inova has grown from one hospital in 1956 to a nationally recognized, comprehensive network of hospitals, outpatient services and facilities, primary and specialty care physician practices, and health and wellness initiatives.

Lehigh Valley Health Network

We heal, comfort and care for the people of our community by providing advanced and compassionate health care of superior quality and value supported by education and clinical research.

Maimonides Medical Center

What makes Maimonides the best place to practice nursing?
An environment of excellence that fosters respect, collaboration, teamwork, and learning.

At Maimonides, every nurse is a leader.
Maimonides nurses provide patient-focused care that is second to none, bringing a spirit of clinical excellence to every facet of their nursing practice while collaborating with their dedicated team.
Maimonides nurses create an environment for patient care that ensures excellence in every component of the care continuum, including but not limited to ambulatory, inpatient, emergency, as well as community settings. Maimonides nurses are passionate about building strong, individualized relationships with their patients, while fostering culturally competent, evidence-based practice, and learning.

Main Line Health

Founded in 1985, Main Line Health® is a not-for-profit health system serving portions of Philadelphia and its western suburbs. At its core are four of the region's most respected acute care hospitals�"Lankenau Medical Center, Bryn Mawr Hospital, Paoli Hospital and Riddle Hospital�"as well as one of the nation's premier facilities for rehabilitative medicine, Bryn Mawr Rehabilitation Hospital.

MedStar Georgetown University Hospital

MedStar Georgetown University Hospital is an acute-care, academic, Magnet® hospital with 609 beds in Washington, DC. Founded in the Jesuit principle of cura personalis, MGUH offers a variety of innovative diagnostic and treatment options in a trusting and compassionate environment.

NewCourtland Senior Services

NewCourtland Senior Services is a Philadelphia-based, non-profit organization that provides thousands of low-income seniors with affordable housing, healthcare, and supportive services which are customized to meet each individual's unique needs.

Northwell Health

Northwell Health (formerly North Shore-LIJ Health System) is New York State's largest health care provider and private employer. With 21 hospitals and nearly 450 outpatient practices, we serve more than 1.8 million people annually in the metro New York area and beyond. Our 61,000 employees work to change health care for the better. We're making breakthroughs in medicine at the Feinstein Institute. We're training the next generation of medical professionals at the visionary Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine and the School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies. And we offer health insurance through CareConnect. For information on our services in more than 100 medical specialties, visit

NYU Langone Medical Center

NYU Langone Medical Center, a world-class, patient-centered, integrated, academic medical center, is one of the nation's premier centers for excellence in clinical care, biomedical research and medical education. Located in the heart of Manhattan, NYU Langone is composed of four hospitals - Tisch Hospital, its flagship acute care facility; Rusk Rehabilitation; the Hospital for Joint Diseases, one of only five hospitals in the nation dedicated to orthopaedics and rheumatology; and Hassenfeld Children's Hospital, a comprehensive pediatric hospital supporting a full array of children's health services across the medical center - plus the NYU School of Medicine, which since 1841 has trained thousands of physicians and scientists who have helped to shape the course of medical history.
NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing
At NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing, we are committed to producing lifelong learners who will excel in their nursing careers and be recognized as leaders who keep the health and welfare of society at the forefront of their values about providing patient-centered care.

Our world-class nursing programs (BS, MS, DNP, and PhD) provide the educational foundation to prepare the next generation of nursing leaders. NYU Meyers graduates are leading the way into a new era of nursing, where playing a leadership role in achieving excellent patient outcomes and a healthier global society are priorities. Our overall mission is consistent with high-quality innovations for the nursing profession. Faculty pride themselves on living their mission and values.
Penn Medicine

Penn Medicine is shaping the future of medicine through excellence in patient-centered care, education, and research. Whether joining one of our 5 hospitals (Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Hospital, Chester County Hospital, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, and Lancaster General Hospital), our outpatient clinical practices or home care/hospice services, nurses enjoy a dynamic environment, collaborating with top professionals across disciplines to move research, knowledge and innovation into clinical practice.

Reading Health System

Reading Health System includes Reading Hospital, a 647-bed acute care hospital located in West Reading, Pennsylvania, and Reading Health Rehabilitation Hospital, a facility in Spring Township, featuring a 50-bed skilled nursing unit and a 62-bed inpatient rehabilitation unit. We also provide office-based primary and specialty care through Reading Health Physician Network, in-home nursing care through Affilia Home Health, and retirement living through The Highlands at Wyomissing. An extensive network of outpatient services are provided through offices and Urgent Care walk-in centers throughout the region.

Sibley Memorial Hospital

Sibley Memorial Hospital, in Northwest Washington, D.C., has a distinguished history of serving the community since its founding in 1890. As a not-for-profit, full-service, 318-bed community hospital, Sibley offers medical, surgical, intensive care, obstetric, oncology, orthopedic and skilled nursing inpatient services and a 24-hour Emergency Department. Sibley's campus is also home to Grand Oaks, an assisted living residence, a medical building with physician offices as well as ambulatory surgery and imaging centers.

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia was founded in 1855 as the nation's first pediatric hospital. Through its long-standing commitment to providing exceptional patient care, training new generations of pediatric healthcare professionals and pioneering major research initiatives,

Children's Hospital has fostered many discoveries that have benefited children worldwide. Its pediatric research program is among the largest in the country, ranking third in National Institutes of Health funding. In addition, its unique family-centered care and public service programs have brought the 430-bed hospital recognition as a leading advocate for children and adolescents.
The George Washington University School of Nursing

The School of Nursing will drive innovation and improvements in health care worldwide through the education of compassionate nurses, esteemed educators and researchers, entrepreneurial leaders, and influential policy experts.

We offer second degree BSN, MSN, DNP, and Post-graduate Certificates.
Visiting Nurse Association of Greater Philadelphia

The Visiting Nurse Association of Greater Philadelphia is the oldest and largest non-profit home health and hospice provider in the region, and one of the most innovative in the nation.

Founded in 1886, the VNA is headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and serves over 50,000 residents of Philadelphia and the surrounding suburbs each year. VNA is the largest "hospital without walls" in the region.

The VNA is Medicare Certified, licensed by the State of Pennsylvania, Accredited by the Community Health Accreditation Program (CHAP).

To find out more about the VNA, contact us at 215-473-7600 or

Yale New Haven Health

Yale-New Haven Health

3 acute care hospitals located on the Connecticut shoreline

Greenwich Hospital
206 bed Magnet designated community teaching hospital

Bridgeport Hospital
347 bed Level 1 Trauma Center with the only Burn ICU between Boston and New York

Yale New Haven Hospital
1544 bed Magnet designated teaching hospital, Level 1 Trauma Center

Each hospital offers extensive preceptor based and competency based orientations to healthcare professionals, along with opportunities for continuous growth in their chosen career path.

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