The School of Nursing is very pleased to provide several freshmen living/learning community options for students preferring a close-knit, supportive learning experience.
These communities give freshmen the opportunity to network with other freshmen interested in nursing careers while developing the academic skills necessary to succeed in the challenging nursing curricula. Students meet nursing faculty, receive advice from current nursing students, and experience many opportunities to become familiar with the School of Nursing culture and nursing career expectations.
The School of Nursing offers the following Learning Communities:
The "living" option
Nursing: Living, Learning, and Leading---male and female freshmen students majoring in nursing share one floor in Spicer Hall. Several upper classmen already in the nursing major live on the floor with the freshmen, serving as a mentors. Students are prioritized for admission into this living/learning community by the date on their housing contract. Students are advised to submit their housing contracts as early as possible.
The "classroom" options
Essentials for Nursing Learning Community:
Four different class schedules are available, each containing 20 reserved seats. Several nursing prerequisite classes are linked together to provide the basis for this community experience and students may add one or two other classes to the set schedule as they wish. Students thus share very similar class schedules, instructors, assignments, etc.
New freshmen interested in learning communities are encouraged to confirm their enrollment at UA and attend a New Student Orientation, as early as possible as the nursing learning communities fill very early. Students do not need to live on campus in order to participate in one of these classroom communities.