This Spotlight series recognizes a UW-Manitowoc student's academic achievements and personal story. Students are nominated for this spotlight by faculty and staff.
Nick is a member of the Future Nurses Club and Phi Theta Kappa National Honor Society.
Name: Nicholas M. Geiger
Hometown: Two Rivers
Career Program/major: Nursing
High School Attended: Two Rivers High School
What led you to choose your program/major?
As my career in the military was coming to an end, I was allowed to shadow a physician’s assistant in a general practice facility and found that I enjoyed interacting and helping people on a daily basis.
Why did you decide to become a University of Wisconsin student at UW-Manitowoc?
This is my first year home from the Marines. I wanted a school that was local with smaller class sizes to allow me to adjust and move back into the educational world again. UW-Manitowoc made that transition worry and hassle free.
Is there someone at UW-Manitowoc who made a difference in your life or inspired you?
I would have to give all of the staff credit for not scaring me away from the educational system and instead giving me a wonderful learning environment/experience. So, in a all of my professors and teachers have inspired my educational path.
What is one piece of advice you would give to an incoming UW-Manitowoc student?
Enjoy the little things. What I mean by this is to take every opportunity/moment to learn and have fun during your educational experience. There are many courses and clubs available on campus, along with activities. Utilize them while you have the chance!
Describe something unexpected that happened here at UW-Manitowoc.
I have now begun to rethink my career path. I was set on a straight path within the medical field, but am now looking at multiple different career opportunities within the medical field. This is in part due to the courses I have been taking and the staff’s knowledge of the fields I plan on going into.
When not in class or studying, what keeps you busy?
God, and friends are at the center of my life. I spend most of my off time with them traveling, doing things outdoors, and, well, just enjoying the time I’m given with them!
What are your plans after UW-Manitowoc?
I am currently planning on pursuing my bachelor’s degree in nursing at Bellin College and eventually want to go on to become a nurse practitioner.