My nursing school days were long ago but I am grateful for the experiences I had, the fellow nursing students who are still friends and the great eduation I received in my Diploma Nursing Program. Diploma Nurses are a thing of the past now. We went to school for three years, non stop and we learned so much as we were put through our paces! When we graduated we were ready to give skilled nursing care in many areas. Today most nurses have a Bachelor of Science degree but not so much clinical experience. They get that on the job these days. ( Doesn't that make you feel safe and secure?) Of course I am biased on this subject! My nursing school room mate, Karen, had a physician say to her, "Where did you go to school and get out with two years of experience?" She was happy to tell him, Georgia Baptist Hospital School of Nursing. Now the school is a BS program that is a part of Mercer University and the old hospital is Atlanta Medical Center. Our dormitory is now a flashy apartment building for students who go to school in Atlanta colleges and universities. But I still have my memories and I can always beat my husband when the medical categories come up on Jeopardy! I am glad to be one of the 5081 points of light that Georgia Baptist sent out into the world!