Logan Laws - Pre-Nursing
Hi, Red Raiders! My name is Logan Laws and I am currently a sophomore at Texas Tech University. I am a Pre-Nursing student, planning to apply to the Texas Tech University Health Science Center School of Nursing for Summer 2019. Born and raised in Lubbock, I always wanted to be a Red Raider! I went to Lubbock High School, which is only a few blocks from campus. Lubbock High gave me the opportunities I needed to get ahead and be prepared for college. It was through my experiences there that I knew I wanted to work in a healthcare field. My parents had also gone to Tech, and as the time to apply to college approached, Texas Tech University became my number one choice.
I have always been interested in nursing, but exploring healthcare in high school really helped me solidify that choice. I chose Texas Tech for their high academic standards and the freedom students have to explore hundreds of areas of study. I knew my ultimate goal was nursing school and the TTUHSC School of Nursing has a great record of students passing the National Council Licensure Examination. Plus, all the school spirit is hard to beat; I knew it was an environment I wanted to be a part of.
Since arriving, I felt very welcome at Texas Tech. I am always meeting new people in my prerequisite classes, and through the Pre-Nursing Association. PNA is a campus organization where pre-nursing students can meet, interact, volunteer, and study together. And there are so many organizations to choose from here! I am also a member of Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA), Double T Health Service Corps, as well as serving as Secretary of PNA. Being an officer in PNA has been challenging but equally rewarding. We have group study and coffee dates, decorate cookies and ornaments, and we volunteer together at the Ronald McDonald House. We have also conducted canned food drives and gathered supplies for the Women's Protective Services in Lubbock. Student organizations have been indispensable in providing a great network of peers with the similar goals.
My professors have been great, too. It is easy to tell that they truly care about teaching and their students. A few of my professors have helped me along my career path tremendously, whether through requiring volunteer work, requiring me read books about nursing, or providing support along the way. Pre-Professional Health Careers has also helped me a lot on my path to becoming a nurse. They have kept me on track, looked at which courses were right for me, and helped me with the application process for nursing school. My advisor boosted my confidence and helped me to recognize that I was ready to apply. She has made such an overall positive impact on my first two years at Texas Tech.
Looking ahead, after I attend the TTUHSC School of Nursing and complete a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, I want to work in an ICU or Emergency Department when I graduate. My ultimate goal is to become a flight nurse or first responder for a helicopter/fixed wing service like AeroCare. But first, my immediate goal is building a competitive and compelling application for nursing school. I will continue volunteering and working at Covenant Women and Children's NICU, then apply to nursing school soon, hopefully starting this summer.
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