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Student Services

Student Services executes numerous co-curricular events and activities so students can develop a sense of community among their cohort, peers, faculty, staff, and the community. A member of our Student Services Teams at each of our campus locations serve as liaisons to the local Student Nurse Association (SNA) chapters.

Coordinating quarterly graduation ceremonies and new student orientation are just two visible jobs performed by Student Services. The department also provides non-academic counseling, referrals to mental health and counseling, community referrals, housing advice, transportation information, child care information and assists the Department of Career Services.

And, from time to time, Student Services have been known to host a pop-up pizza party and get the dozens donuts for student social events.

Nurses Week Barbeque

DCN students participate in the annual Nurses Week rooftop barbeque.

Student Support and Services for Students in the Online Programs

Wide arrays of student services are offered to fulfill the needs of students in the nursing programs at DCN. The equipment, services, and resources present at our campuses are open and available to any student who is in the area and wishes to come to a campus for assistance. While services for online students are not significantly different than those offered to students in the on-ground programs, DCN recognizes the unique needs of the online distance delivery student. DCN is committed to supporting the achievement of its student learning outcomes in every program regardless of delivery format. Thus, online students in the RN to BSN program option and the MSN program are able to access a variety of services that are designed to promote student success, including:

  • Dedicated admissions staff for online enrollment,
  • Financial aid services (available to those who qualify),
  • Textbooks included in the cost of tuition and provided as e-books , or delivered to the student through U.S. Mail, Federal Express, or UPS prior to the beginning of the course,
  • Access to announcements through the Canvas Learning Management System (LMS) (a powerful communication tool for both online and on-ground students),
  • 24/7/365 Canvas Support Center (available electronically or via phone),
  • LMS/technology orientation,
  • IT support via helpdesk access,
  • A virtual library that is accessible 24/7/365,
  • Student services representatives for personal advising,
  • Academic advising,
  • Free tutoring and an individualized writing center via Brainfuse,
  • Turnitin for assistance in submitting assignments and in ensuring academic integrity of student work,
  • Ability to participate in DCN committees (as appropriate) via virtual services,
  • Ability to participate in the Student Nurses Association (SNA) and student governance via virtual services,
  • The option to purchase health insurance as a benefit of belonging to the SNA,
  • Ability to participate in service learning opportunities such as the Global Health Perspectives (GHP) initiative,
  • Access to computers on campus if nearby to a local area campus,
  • Free copying when on campus, and
  • Career services assistance.