(Peru, NE) The community is invited to attend a symposium on rural health Friday, September 25 at 9 a.m. in the Black Box Theater, V.H. Jindra Hall on the campus of Peru State. The event will highlight issues in rural health and feature panelists in healthcare from Southeast Nebraska, faculty and administration from the University of Nebraska Medical Center and Peru State College’s Rural Health Opportunity Program (RHOP).

Panelists will talk about issues in a roundtable discussion on the unique needs and opportunities of working in healthcare in the Southeast Nebraska region. There is an information session scheduled for students interested in RHOP at Peru State immediately after the discussion.

“We are excited to be hosting this event and draw attention to the need for healthcare in rural communities,” said Dr. Dan Hanson, President of Peru State. “We hope to stimulate conversation and increase awareness of the issues and solutions surrounding healthcare in Southeast Nebraska.”

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.