Peru State College will host a symposium addressing rural health care issues at 9 a.m. Friday in the Black Box Theater, V.H. Jindra Hall at Peru State College.

The event features panelists in health care from Southeast Nebraska, as well as faculty and administration from the Rural Health Opportunities Program at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and Peru State College.

In a roundtable-style discussion, panelists will discuss the unique needs and opportunities of working in health care in the Southeast Nebraska region.

An information session for students interested in RHOP at Peru State will be held immediately following the symposium.

Through RHOP, Peru State College now has early admissions programs with UNMC’s colleges of nursing, pharmacy and allied health professions. This offers students admission to programs in clinical laboratory science, physical therapy, physician assistant and radiography, pharmacy and nursing.

RHOP students in good standing receive a full tuition scholarship while enrolled at Peru State and guaranteed acceptance to UNMC.

For more information, visit or call 800-742-4412.