It is perhaps the highlight of the course’s semester. The students enrolled in Nursing 180 spend a majority of their lectures learning about the history, issues and trends, and the nursing profession as a whole. But yesterday, the students took a field trip to the first floor of the SWKT where they got a look at the new Nursing Learning Center. With their stethoscope in hand, each aspiring nurse observed the patients’ pulse, blood pressure, and vitals. They checked the monitors and got a feel for just how the manikins work. NLC staff member, Kristen Whipple, later demonstrated how to inject a patient and the students listened intently. For most, it was their first hands-on experience with the manikins.