More than 200 West Coast University-Dallas students, alumni, faculty and guests attended the Men in Nursing event this August.
WCU-Dallas Men in Nursing
Featured speakers included Don Clubb, chief clinical officer at LifeCare Hospitals of Fort Worth; Brett Sires, hospital educator at LifeCare Hospitals of Fort Worth; and Kendell Bachik, executive director at REACT Neuro-Rehab.
US Army Recruiting
Baylor Scott & White
HCA Medical City
Dallas Health and Human Services
Dallas Detention Center
North Texas Prostate Coalition
American Heart Association
WCU Alumni Association
Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society
Men in Nursing Association
More than a dozen exhibitors were spread out over two floors during the event, in addition to offering attendees the chance to attend a nurse leadership talk and a lively graduate panel.
WCU-Dallas BSN graduate Raymond Byaruhanga said he really enjoyed sharing his nursing journey with people and hoped it helped other people decide to add to the ranks of nursing.
“Events like these encourage people like myself to get other people interested in nursing and healthcare to come and join and we explore, we share our knowledge, our experiences so that we can help the future graduates,” Byaruhanga said.
Featured speaker Brett Sires, a hospital educator at LifeCare Hospitals of Fort Worth, told the audience that regardless of gender, nursing was a great field to be in that afforded lots of opportunities in a variety of roles.
“You can do whatever you want to do. Do you want to be in administration? Sure, you can do that. Do you want to put in stents, in the cardiac unit? Do you want to be in insurance? Yeah, absolutely you can do that. You want to be CEO of a hospital? You can do that. You want to start your own business, be your own boss? You can also do that,” Sires said. “The sky is the limit for being a nurse.”
WCU provides career guidance and assistance but cannot guarantee employment. The views and opinions expressed are those of the individuals and do not necessarily reflect the beliefs or position of the school or of any instructor or student.