Gerald Nelms, human anatomy instructor at Bradwell Institute, invited special guest speakers to his classroom last week to bring some real life experiences to his students.
Liberty County Coroner Reginald Pierce spoke to the students about how he became the county coroner, the function of his job, and what training is necessary to hold the position of county coroner.
Kimberly Halverson, Liberty County School System lead nurse provided CPR training to those students who want to become certified in CPR. Forensic GBI Biologist Jessica Romanoski spoke to the class about the function of the new Pooler Office of the Georgia Bureau of Investigations, what her job entails and the education and training it took to get her there. To complete the week, County Commission Chairman Donald Lovette, who is director of histology for Liberty Regional Medical Center and a proud Bradwell graduate, spoke on his experiences at Bradwell and how he became interested in the medical field. Lovette also discussed the function of his department in the hospital and about some of the issues associated with blood diseases and the precautions that must be taken in a medical lab environment.
The students were encouraged to ask each visiting professional questions about their careers. Nelms provided opportunities for his students to enable them to see practical career applications for the content they are learning, which promotes Bradwell’s vision of all students becoming college and career ready. Nelms hopes to have Public Service Commissioner Tim Echols come in January to speak to his environmental science class about nuclear and solar energy issues in Georgia.