Nursing Education Fair set for March 9 at Biltmore Park

Prospective nursing students can learn about career opportunities in the field as Western Carolina University’s School of Nursing hosts its fifth annual Education Fair on Saturday, March 9, at WCU’s instructional site at Biltmore Park Town Square in Asheville.

The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. No registration is required to attend, and prospective students are welcome to drop in at any time. The offices and classrooms of WCU’s Programs at Biltmore Park are located at 28 Schenck Parkway, Suite 300.

University representatives will be on hand to discuss WCU’s traditional pre-licensure bachelor’s degree program in nursing, the accelerated bachelor’s program, the registered nurse to bachelor’s degree program, the registered nurse to master of science program, and a dual enrollment undergraduate program that WCU offers in conjunction with Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College.

Graduate program representatives will be available to discuss master’s degree programs in family nurse practitioner, nurse administration, nurse anesthesia and nurse education, plus the new doctor of nursing practice program and post-master’s certificate options.

Prospective students also will have an opportunity to meet with admissions and financial aid advisers. There will be a chance to win door prizes and refreshments will be served.

In case of inclement weather on March 9, the event will be held the following Saturday, March 16.

More information about the education fair is available by visiting or by contacting Jessica Shirley, director of student services for the School of Nursing, at or 828-654-6506.