Sarah White, nursing admissions specialist for the Connecticut Community Colleges, will host two information sessions in October at Quinebaug Valley Community College. The first will be Monday, September 26 at 4 p.m. at the Willimantic Center. The session at the Danielson campus will be Monday, October 17, at 3:30 p.m.

The sessions, designed for students interested in transferring into a nursing program within the Community College system, will cover preparing for a nursing program, overview of the nursing curriculum, as well as the admissions process. Nursing programs are offered at six of the Connecticut Community Colleges, including Capital Community College in Hartford; Gateway Community College in New Haven; Naugatuck Valley Community College in Waterbury; Northwestern Connecticut Community College in Winsted; Norwalk Community College in Norwalk; and Three Rivers Community College in Norwich.

Employment of registered nurses is expected to grow 26% from 2010 to 2020, faster than the average for all occupations. Growth will occur primarily because of technological advancements, an increased emphasis on preventative care, and the large, aging baby-boomer population who will demand more healthcare services as they live longer and more active lives.

These free information sessions will be held in room 6 at the Willimantic Center and room W100 at the Danielson campus. For more information, please contact Randy Sanders at 860-336-0907.