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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 opportunity to live 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 in the fall semester and BIOL 20400 and NUR 10900 in the spring semester. 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, 20400, NUR 10800, and 10900 in order to participate in the learning community

Residential Component

  • Optional within Shreve Hall
  • You will indicate your learning community housing preference within the learning community application. A signed housing contract is required to apply to this learning community.
  • Circumstances preventing a student from living in this hall, such as participating in the Honors College or Athletics, will be taken into consideration when conducting the placement process
  • Your roommate in many cases will be a member of the learning community
  • Completing a housing contract is a separate process from applying for a learning community

Duration

Full Academic Year

Associated Classes

Fall

  • NUR 10800 - Introduction to Nursing
  • BIOL 20300 - Human Anatomy and Physiology

Spring

  • NUR 10900 - Introduction to Nursing II
  • BIOL 20400 - Human Anatomy and Physiology

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.

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