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The Nursing Nexus Learning Community introduces first-year students to the nursing culture and promotes a service-learning environment. Fun activities in a supportive academic setting helps students form friendships that will last throughout their academic career. Students have the option of living together as a residential community which is especially helpful for students enrolling from out of state. Designed for first-year nursing students, Nursing Nexus participants enroll in BIOL 20300 and NUR 10800 together as a cohort. Tailored assignments and access to experienced nurses help students form connections and prepare them for the rest of their college career and their future profession in nursing.

Eligibility

  • First-time beginning students admitted to the School of Nursing in the College of Health and Human Sciences
  • Students must be eligible to take both BIOL 20300 and NUR 10800 in order to participate in the LC

Residential Component

  • OPTIONAL in Wiley Hall
  • Information about this residence hall can be found here
  • If you choose this option, your roommate in most cases will be a member of the LC
  • Completing a housing contract is a separate process from applying for the LC

Duration

Fall 2018 Semester & Spring 2019 (OPTIONAL)

Associated Classes

Fall - BIOL 20300, NUR 10800

Spring (OPTIONAL) - NUR 39900

Events and Activities Included:

  • Meet and greet dinner
  • Movie night
  • Fleece blankets for nurse managed clinics
  • Low ropes course
  • Cake decorating class
  • Periodic meals with faculty
  • Purdue Convocation events

Information above is subject to change. If you are placed in the LC, the associated courses will be on your schedule prior to you registering for the rest of your courses.

Learning Communities ERHT 1275 1st Street, West Lafayette, IN 47906 - (765) 494-5785 or (765) 494-8571, learningcommunities@purdue.edu

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