Marywood Offers Health and Wellness Career Explorations for Prospective Students

Marywood University is hosting upcoming on-campus experiences to help prospective students explore two health and wellness careers, with its “Respiratory Therapist for a Day” and “Nurse for a Day” programs, set to take place in March.

Respiratory therapy is an allied health specialty that concentrates on the treatment, management, control, and care of patients’ breathing. The “Respiratory Therapist for A Day” event will occur on Friday, March 10, from 8:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m., at the Swartz Center, Room A, on Marywood’s campus. Check-in begins at 8 a.m., and a tour of the campus will be provided along with breakfast, at which students can meet with respiratory therapy faculty. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in cardiac arrest and manual intubation simulations, as well as sessions about mechanical ventilation, life support, and oxygen equipment. Those who would like to attend this free program should register by March 3 at

Nursing forms a major component of the health care provided within society and offers challenging, rewarding, in-demand career opportunities. The “Nurse for A Day” event will occur on Thursday, March 23, from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m., at Nazareth Student Center on Marywood’s campus. After a welcome session, attendees will have the opportunity to break into smaller groups to attend CPR training, visit the Nursing Lab, and engage in “Nursing Anne” medical simulation activities, plus tour campus and get financial aid and admissions information. Those who would like to attend this free program should register by March 8  at

For additional information about the respiratory therapy or nursing programs, contact the Marywood University Admissions Office at or 570-348-6234.