‘A Day in the Life’ seminar Oct. 17 will feature nursing professional
Kilgore College’s Randolph C. Watson Library staff will host its second “A Day in the Life” seminar featuring Jessica K. Tidwell who serves as a nurse practitioner in the Department of Pulmonary Medicine and Critical Care at CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances in Tyler.
Tidwell has more than nine years’ experience in the nursing field and will speak to attendees about the day-to-day duties of working as a nurse.
The seminar with Tidwell is set for 1 to 2:30 p.m. and again from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17, in the conference room on the second floor of the library.
Seminars are open to KC students, prospective students and the public. Space is limited, so attendees are encouraged to arrive early.
Employees from the KC Counseling Center will be at the seminars to answer questions about career exploration options.
About the “A Day in the Life” seminars at KC:
The series features guest speakers from various occupations to give current and prospective students a clear understanding of what it is like to work in certain career fields.
“We noticed that not all students know what is involved with day-to-day duties of specific occupations. In fact, some students choose educational paths based on incomplete assumptions of what the job entails,” said Tony Addie, library support specialist. “Then, they may learn that the work is not what they really want to do and end up changing majors.”
Addie said the goal of the seminars is to help students decide what type of education to pursue.
“We want to educate students with information about certain careers so they have the foresight to pursue an appropriate career path,” Addie said.
About Jessica K. Tidwell, MSN, AGACNP-BC:
Tidwell earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Northwestern State University, College of Nursing (Shreveport, La.) in August of 2009. From 2009-14 she practiced nursing exclusively at LSU Health Sciences Center (Shreveport, La.) in the areas of hematology/oncology and bone marrow transplantation. From 2013-15 she worked case management, care coordination and utilization review for both the medical school and the hospital in Shreveport. In July of 2015 she earned her Masters of Science in Nursing from Northwestern State University, School of Graduate Studies, College of Nursing. She was also certified in the adult/gerontology acute care practice track and ANCC board certified as an AGACNP-BC in July of 2015. From July 2015 to August of 2016 she was a nurse practitioner in the Department of Nephrology, inclusive of HepatoRenal transplant center via LSUHSC/WK partnership at the Regional Transplant Center (Shreveport, La.). Since August of 2016 Tidwell has served as a nurse practitioner in the Department of Pulmonary Medicine and Critical Care at CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances in Tyler.
Tuesday, Oct. 17: Jessica Tidwell (nursing)
Wednesday, Nov. 15: Tina Rushing (counseling)
Seminars will be held 1 to 2:30 p.m. and 3 to 4:30 p.m. on the second floor of the library.