“It’s pretty hard to learn how to draw an IV online.” This nursing student is grateful for hands-on training this semester

“It’s pretty hard to learn how to draw an IV online.” This nursing student is grateful for hands-on training this semester

Mary Grace Scales, a second-year nursing student at The University of Texas at Austin, captured her first day back on campus in August.

Mary Grace Scales, a second-year nursing student at The University of Texas at Austin, captured her first day back on campus in August.

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Parents with kids heading back to college for the fall semester are certainly worried about the new coronavirus spreading on campuses across the state. Mary Grace Scales says none more so than hers.

Scales is a second-year nursing student at the University of Texas at Austin. This semester she’s taking her first skills labs – classes she’s grateful are offered in person despite the increased risk of contracting the virus from the front line workers teaching the courses.

The Wichita Falls native discusses all UT is doing to keep people safe, and yet why she’s still concerned that COVID-19 cases could climb quickly. Listen in the weekend edition of The Brief podcast.

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