Welcome to The Caring Place

 

Caring Place Resources

 

The Caring Place has numerous resources for nursing students.  Textbooks, computer assisted instruction, community and on-campus referrals, handouts and websites are some examples of these resources.  Two other resources that are widely utilized by students are Laptops and Facilitated Learning.  

Laptops

The Caring Place has numerous laptops that contain a variety of software learning resources.  Nursing students can check out laptops for a 24 hour time period and utilize the learning resources in a convenient location. 

Facilitated Learning (FL)

Facilitated Learning is a collaboration between an educator and a nursing student that focuses on specific didactic content areas that the student finds challenging.  Individual or small group FL sessions are primarily led by the Clinical Instructor of Retention and Graduate Assistants.  Nursing students are expected to be motivated, prepared, and actively participate in the FL session.  In addition, students commit to maintaining the responsibilities of an adult learner.  The goal of facilitated learning is to promote independent active learning throughout nursing school that continues during the students professional careers.

Peer Facilitators

Current nursing students who have met specific criteria have the opportunity to lead FL sessions.  Students are nominated by faculty to serve as Peer Facilitators based on their GPA and demonstration of professional integrity.

Clinical Nurse Expert Facilitators

Nurses from local clinical facilities are invited to collaborate with The Caring Place and lead FL sessions in their area of expertise.