Nursing lab open houses

This spring the Wisconsin Lutheran college Class of 2013 BSN students hosted two open houses in the nursing lab. It was a wonderful opportunity for WLC staff, faculty, and students to view the simulation lab.

Guests, including Pathways to College students, were able to interact with our nursing students and were able to see our simulators in action. We had a great turnout and had received positive feedback from the visitors.

Junior WLC student Peter B. commented, “As a music major, I don’t really get out of the Fine Arts building much, so the nursing open house was like an opportunity to explore a foreign land. Not usually venturing into Generac Hall, I was not aware of the highly technological equipment that is kept there. The simulations playing the role of patients were state-of-the-art, with realistic functions like blinking and breathing! Being a music major, it is definitely interesting to think of studying and learning in such a hands-on way!”

Junior Sarah H. said, “I was very impressed with the nursing students and their knowledge. They were more than willing to show me how to listen to the heart sounds. Overall, I could tell the students knew their stuff and were great ambassadors for the school and the nursing program.”

Service and fitness go hand in hand for second degree nursing students

This past weekend two WLC nursing students, junior Rachel Borchard and sophomore Maria Alonte, participated in fitness events that helped worthy organizations.

Rachel (left) won the all-around women?s trophy in the 5K of Gary?s Gallop, in support of Warriors Athletics, with a time of 21.55 and a 7.05 pace.

Maria (back row, second from left) was invited to the Ultimate Ringer Tennis Event in Las Vegas, a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society (ACS). As a tennis pro, she was a ringer who played doubles with individuals who paid a donation to the ACS in order to play with her. Maria played the same role in a fundraising event at the French Open in summer 2011.

Of note is that both of these students hold Bachelor of Science degrees in exercise science from other universities. However, after working in that field for several years, each discovered a calling to become a registered nurse.