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Getting the Most out of Learner Services

Getting the Most out of Learner Services

Have you ever struggled with a particular class, concept, instructor, or learner? Learner Services can help. If you just need someone to vent to, someone to help you, someone to advocate for you, LALR (Learner Advising and Life Resources) counselors are the best way to access resources.

Help with Local Resources

LALR counselors can help you find resources in your area. Maybe you’re relocating from across the country and need someone to help line up a place to live. With a counselor specifically assigned to you, you don’t have to feel like you’re putting anyone out when you call needing some help.

Finding quality care for children is a concern of many of our learners. Many work full time in addition to going to school, so they need centers and caretakers that will be flexible with their clinical and work hours. LALR is familiar with their concerns and can help them find a solution that will work for them.


Struggling with a certain concept? LALR counselors can connect you with tutors who can help you grasp certain hard concepts. Dosage calculation can be a bear, so don’t worry, you’re not the only one who has asked for help! There are certain concepts that are just harder to grasp than others, and our LALR counselors are happy to help find knowledgeable tutors to assist you in your journey toward a nursing degree.

Special Accommodations

Some of our learners require special accommodations to attend our school. Whether it’s a physical disability, learning disability or mental challenge, our counselors are your biggest advocates. Not only can they give you the proper documentation for your special requirements, they can provide moral support as you interact with other learners and your instructors.

Many of our learners are veterans, active duty military, and spouses of military members. If you fall into one of these categories, please let us know! Our military advisor, Eric Cox, is a Air Force and Army National Guard veteran. He is an expert on all things military. He can connect you with our financial aid advisors who can help tailor your financial aid to include your military contributions. Not only that, Eric is keen on working with our faculty to help your schedule be more compatible with your branch’s demands.

Other Issues that Impact Success

Are you feeling bullied or picked on by another learner? LALR counselors can help you navigate those sensitive situations. The LALR team would listen to the learner and acknowledge their feelings. With their permission, they would talk to the bullier about our values and what it means to be a part of Nightingale, and how bullying goes against those values. We would also get instructors involved and hopefully get insight from them on the situation.

LALR counselors don’t deal only with things that affect your academic performance, they help you stay emotionally and mentally healthy throughout your program. They can help you work out job schedules, plan your time better, and learn how to study. They also  help you deal with other issues in your life that could be affecting your performance at school. They are your biggest cheerleaders!

Samantha Hanlon, lead counselor of LALR, said, “One of the great things a school counselor does is to help learners with personal issues outside of school that are affecting their academic performance. We do this by providing resources pertaining to the learner issue, setting up short term counseling sessions for socioemotional issues (and referring out if they need long term, specialized therapy), and helping learners create a schedule to for the semester to encourage academic success.  Every learner is different. We take the time to listen to our learners, build rapport, and really get to know them so we can create an individualized plan to help them be successful in school.”

Don’t Miss Out!

LALR Counselors are here to help you. They genuinely care about you and want you to succeed. As it says in the LALR Mission Statement: “The Learner Advising and Life Resources function helps learners remove barriers, enabling them to achieve their educational, personal, and professional potential by contributing to the growth and success of the learner to ensure a confident, competent, and compassionate nurse.”

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to have people invested in your success. Email to get started!

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