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nPod: A living-learning community for pre-nursing students

What is nPOD Living-Learning Community?
The nPOD living-learning community is a group of first-year pre-nursing students who live in the same residence hall and take some of their coursework together. The nPOD, which stands for Nursing Place of Discovery, is a Living-Learning Community designed for 35 academically motivated and ambitious students – students who want to live in a quieter environment focused on learning and discovering nursing. That doesn’t mean that we won’t have fun – because we will! The nPOD environment will be a Place Of Discovery where students will learn to prioritize and manage their personal and academic lives, as well as build interpersonal relationships with peers and professors – all while having a great time and enjoying your residence hall experience.

What are the benefits of living in nPOD?
Students living in nPOD will receive tons of support from peers, faculty, and staff in the Langrock Suites. You’ll receive assistance from an nPOD faculty advisor. You’ll also:

  • Develop an instant network for support from peers and nursing faculty members.
  • You will meet weekly in your residence hall – attend class in your pajamas!
  • Have the opportunity to hear from nurses working in various areas of healthcare.
  • Receive specialized tutoring and academic support for our toughest pre-nursing classes.
  • Learn to prioritize and manage your time to create a balance for your personal and academic life.

Who can live in nPOD?
First-year pre-nursing students who demonstrate an ongoing commitment to living in a community focused on academic success while exploring the profession of nursing.

Is there a cost?
There is an additional $50 fee per semester to be in nPOD. It’s worth it! This fee will cover guest lectures, review sessions for upcoming exams, social events, and snack action.  The fee also includes a 50 percent discount on the required CPR class.

Applications are due May 1, 2016. Apply online or click here to download one.  Questions? Please contact:

Chris Eckardt, assistant professor of nursing