Support Services

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Support Services

There are various support services available to College of Nursing students to assist them with their academic endeavors, such as those that relate to test-taking, study skills and subject-specific issues.

Additional sources of assistance and information are available from Villanova’s web site, the College of Nursing web site, the Undergraduate Catalog, and the College of Nursing Student Handbook. Most importantly, students should take the responsibility to meet with their advisor in the College of Nursing on an ongoing basis. In addition to providing assistance with registration and course selection, the advisor is able to direct the student to appropriate resources for academic, financial, health or personal concerns.

To supplement the advising process, our Nursing Student Resource Advisor is available during regular business hours to assist students with immediate advising and other academic issues. This advisor is also the link for our multicultural students to the resources offered by the University's Center for Multicultural Affairs.

The following video clips featuring our Nursing Student Resource Advisor, Patty Abdalla, were recorded to assist in achieving academic success. We hope you take advantage of the advice from our experts.

In addition, the Nursing Student Resource Advisor routinely offers a program for nursing students on learning their unique learning style.  This video clip describes the benefits of this program, as it provides techniques to assist students in using their brain's preferred method to assimilate information in a classroom environment, extract information from written materials, and study using techniques which assist in placing information in long term memory.

Tutors

At the beginning of each semester, the Nursing Student Resource Advisor develops a list of student tutors for Chemistry, Anatomy and Physiology, Cell Biology and Pharmacology. The list of available tutors may be obtained from your advisor, the Nursing Student Resource Advisor (add link to my email) or on the Nursing Student Materials site. Additional tutors may also be identified by the Biology and Chemistry Departments.

Test-Taking Practice Sessions

During the academic year, the Nursing Student Resource Advisor and course faculty offer test taking practice sessions.  These practice sessions help students build test taking skills and support their efforts in becoming better critical thinkers in a test environment. For more information on these sessions, contact your nursing course leader or the Nursing Student Resource Advisor.

Learning Resource Center (LRC)

The Learning Resource Center (LRC) provides numerous tutorial and audiovisual programs for use by students to supplement class and clinical learning. The LRC houses extensive media, technical and community health nursing resources that are available to students.

Campus Wide Academic Support Services

The Office for Learning Support Services provides learning and study skills resources for all students who wish to enhance their academic experience in preparing to meet their educational goals.  These services include academic goal setting, study groups and homework help sessions for selected courses, academic coaching, accommodation support for students with disabilities, and study skills consultation.

Visit the Office for Learning Support Services (Link to the following website: http://www1.villanova.edu/villanova/learningsupport.html) web site to learn more about the services they offer to all students.

Learning Disability Support Services

The Office for Learning Support Services provides learning and study skills resources for all students who wish to enhance their academic experience in preparing to meet their educational goals.  These services include academic goal setting, study groups and homework help sessions for selected courses, academic coaching, accommodation support for students with disabilities, and study skills consultation.

Visit the Office for Learning Support Services website to learn more about the services they offer to all students.

Subject-Specific Assistance

Writing Center

The Villanova Writing Center provides a comfortable atmosphere for a one-to-one session with a qualified tutor. Students are asked to bring their paper, assignment, and an open mind; tutors will do their best to help students improve their writing. The Writing Center is located in Room 210 of the Falvey Library.

Mathematics Learning and Resource Center

The Mathematics Learning and Resource Center (MLRC) is a place where students can get free tutorial help with their freshman and sophomore level math classes. Tutors are available for MAT 2150, Statistics for Health Care Professionals. Contact the MLRC to schedule an appointment.

For more information about additional support services offered to students, please visit the following link.

Resources

How unique learning styles are recognized at the College of Nursing.