Student Success

Students are encouraged to use resources provided the university and the Department of Nursing to ensure their success in the rigorous and challenging curriculum of the nursing major.

Student Retention and Success

Departmental Resources

The Department of Nursing provides several resources to support nursing students undertaking the challenging and rigorous endeavor of earning a nursing degree. The department is committed to facilitating academic progression and encourages students to make use of all the services available to them.

Student Success Coordinator

The Student Success Coordinator is available to discuss nursing students’ academic needs, facilitate academic progression, and connect students with university resources. Through individual appointments, students can receive support in developing plans and identifying strategies for academic success.

The best tactic for student success in a challenging program is to seek help before you need it. Students are strongly encouraged to take advantage of the Student Success Coordinator's services from the start of the program.


  • test-taking strategies
  • note-taking and textbook reading tips
  • study skills
  • holistic stress management
  • time management strategies
  • Supplemental Instruction (SI) supervision & training


Mr. Patrick Pyott, Student Success Coordinator

Supplemental Instruction

Supplemental Instruction (SI) is a peer-facilitated academic support program that the Department of Nursing has adopted for select courses that have historically been especially challenging for students. SI is internationally recognized, evidence-based, and completely free for students. Through regularly scheduled, peer-led group study sessions, students have the opportunity to reinforce what they learned in the classroom. Sessions are led by student SI Leaders who previously completed and demonstrated academic competency in a course. SI Leaders are trained to use collaborative learning techniques, facilitation strategies, peer-to-peer interaction, and small group activities. SI sessions are offered regularly throughout the semester. Participation is free, voluntary, and strongly encouraged. Data shows that regular SI attendance is correlated with stronger academic performance and higher grades at the end of a course.

University Resources

Towson University offers many resources to students to support academic success and personal well-being: