I know you guys are probably wondering what it's like to be a Nursing student. I'm going to be here to tell you. Of course, nursing school is there to prepare you for the real world and the real world of nursing. But it is so much more than that. You're going to be able to discover what you love about medicine, and what you don't love about medicine. You're going to get to experience patients and you're going to acquire a whole new skill set under your tool belt in order to become a full blown nurse someday. Sounds kind of crazy, but you're going to learn how to become a nurse in two years. My first day of school, I got to learn how to do blood pressure. And that's going to be a big part of that skill set that I was talking about. You're going to do a variety of skills labs, and you're going to be able to see how to do blood pressure, taking your heart rate, listening to your heart sounds, lung sounds, and a variety of other things. You get to do those scary injections, and even administering IVs.
And you're also going to be able to take part in clinicals. Clinicals are basically hours that you are required to be in some sort of health care facility in order to apply what you've learned in the classroom to the real world. And that's going to be a big way to get you prepared for the real world of nursing. You're going to be able to go in a variety of units and healthcare facilities, so hospitals around the Savannah area, Statesboro area, or wherever you're going to be studying, as well as nursing homes and other facilities. It's a really great time because you're going to be able to practice those skills on real patients, and you're going to be able to see what it's like to be a nurse with other nurses around you. It's going to be different, but it's really my most favorite part about nursing and nursing school.
You're also going to be able to experience what it's like for you in the world of nursing, what role you play. And it's just going to be a really great time. Being a nursing student is really fun, but it also has its challenges. You definitely have a lot more coursework than you had before, but time management is key and will get you there. I'm somebody who loves to stay involved, and I've managed to stay pretty good in nursing school and staying involved. So if I can do it, you can do it too. I'm so excited for you to take on this new journey of nursing school and just have Georgia Southern. Georgia Southern is the place I've called home for three years, and I know that you're going to fall in love with it too. I wish you the best of luck and have a great day.