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MTMC to fill nursing need with job fair

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Middle Tennessee Medical Center is seeking licensed registered nurses and licensed practical nurses and will host a nursing career fair for these positions only on Feb. 21.

The nursing career fair for RNs and LPNs will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the meeting room at MTMC, located at 1700 Medical Center Parkway, a news release announced.

The open positions range from full-time and part-time to “as needed” and are available for RNs in medical/surgical, critical care, perioperative, post-anesthesia care unit and catharization lab and for LPNs in the medical/surgical area.

Those interested in attending are encouraged to complete an application online at www.sths.com/careers prior to the nursing career fair. To RSVP and for general inquiries, contact Saint Thomas Health Services Human Resources Recruitment at 615-222-3634.

Anyone seeking employment for positions other than RN or LPN, can visit sths.com/careers and look for the “Search Jobs” link to view a complete listing of all positions available at MTMC and other Saint Thomas Health affiliated facilities.

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Nearly 1.5 million families have been able to positively change their financial situation through Financial Peace University, the 13-week course taught by Dave Ramsey on DVD, and is coming to Murfreesboro.

“FPU teaches families and individuals common-sense principles like how to make a plan with their money so they are able to free themselves of debt and build lasting wealth,” a release states. “FPU is available for churches, military, non-profit agencies, and businesses.”

Classes will begin at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 4, at 311 Butler Drive in Murfreesboro.

Dave Ramsey knows first-hand what it is like to be broke and hopeless, the release continues. Because of his experiences, he decided to help other people change the way they handle their money and began teaching FPU in 1994.

“Because of the lessons we learned in FPU, we have been able to pay off $36,000 in just 17 months,” says Christine Cohn, a former FPU participant. “Debt had caused us to stop dreaming because we couldn’t look into the future without feeling stressed. Now we have a plan for our money and working together for our future.”

After each lesson there is a small group discussion that provides accountability and encouragement. Topics include saving for emergencies, budgeting, relationships and money, and getting out debt.

“FPU is a fun and easy to understand program. Whether you are deeply in debt or financially secure, FPU will help you gain a new perspective on how to handle your money,” Ramsey added. “These lessons are especially essential right now as people are trying to regain control of their finances.”

According to the news release, the current economy has people feeling more hopeless than ever when it comes to their money. In an effort to recover the economy from the ground up, Ramsey has begun The Great Recovery that challenges individuals to take personal responsibility for their finances and leaders to educate others about finances through programs such as FPU.

Each class participant needs a kit that includes a lifetime family membership to FPU, an FPU workbook, an FPU envelope system, 13 audio lessons, bonus CD, budgeting forms, debit card holders, and Ramsey’s best-selling book – Financial Peace. Kits can be purchased through the host location, daveramsey.com or by calling 888-227-3223. Contact Andy Mitchell at 615-631-5919 for more information or to register for the Murfreesboro classes.

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Bank of America will host a free mortgage outreach event at Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center this week.

Customers who are currently struggling with their mortgage can sit down face-to-face with a Bank of America specialist and discuss their current situation and any loan assistance options that may be available to them. They can also meet with local non-profits on-site, as well as housing counselors who can help them with financial counseling, budgeting, etc.

The free event will be held from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, through Saturday, Feb. 25. Bank of America customers can register to participate by going online to www.bankofamerica.com/homeownerevent or call toll-free 1-855-201-7426. Appointments are available from 8:00 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. daily.

Customers will be on-site between two and three hours to review their file and status with a Bank of America specialist, verify income and residency and determine which options may be available for them. A full list of documentation based on various customer situations is available online at bankofamerica.com/homeownerevent.
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