If you are interested in working directly with patients or want to pursue a leadership
role within a health care institution, a bachelor’s degree in nursing can open those
doors for you. By selecting a career-focused major like nursing, you are well-positioned
for lifelong learning and career advancement.
Student Retention and Success
The office of Student Retention and Success provides support and services to nursing
students undertaking the challenging and exciting endeavor of earning your nursing
degree. This office facilitates academic progression from one semester to the next. One
of the main services provided include Supplemental Instruction (SI). Supplemental
Instruction is an internationally recognized academic support program that offers
free, regularly scheduled study sessions for traditionally difficult courses. SI
sessions are facilitated by SI leaders, who are undergraduate students who have previously
taken the course and demonstrated academic competency in the subject. Each SI leader
is trained to utilize the collaborative learning methods that the SI program supports.
Students may attend one or all sessions. Data exists that suggest higher levels of
attendance correlate with higher final course grades. Other services offered by the
office of Student Retention and Success include: test-taking strategies, note-taking
and textbook reading, study skills, holistic stress management and much more!
The IDEA [Incorporating Diversity Empowers All] Center is a central location to gather for informal learning and promotion of
diverse interactions. The center was funded by the Maryland Healthcare Education Institute
as a part of the “Who Will Care?” grant as a component of the IDEA Program. This program
was designed to ease the transition into the nursing program and provide supportive
resources for nursing students who speak English as an additional language to their
original language. Visit the IDEA Center in Linthicum Hall room 230.