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At our community college this past semester we had a nursing peer tutor
but the nurses rarely came in for tutoring.  We have a full time
professional tutor who did some tutoring of the nursing students.  That
was mainly for APA writing tutoring however.

Jennifer Briney, MA
Title III Activity Director/Transition Specialist
Sociology Instructor
Academic Success Center
Spoon River College
309-649-6307
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-----Original Message-----
From: Open Forum for Learning Assistance Professionals
[mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Kate Jakobson
Sent: Wednesday, June 06, 2007 11:39 AM
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Subject: Nursing Tutoring

Hello All:

 

I was wondering if any of you deal with difficulties in finding tutors
for
Nursing classes.  Given the rigorous nature and tight scheduling of
Nursing
programs, I've been having an extremely hard time finding peer tutors
for
any of those classes.  Locating professional tutors is even more
difficult
as they're all out there working ungodly hours (we have a massive
shortage
of nurses in the area, as many parts of the country do) and I can't
compete
with the pay rates even if they were willing/able to tutor.

 

I guess I'm wondering, for those of you at schools with Nursing
Programs, if
your Tutoring/Learning Centers handles tutoring for those classes or if
the
Nursing departments themselves handle the whole thing.  Given the
critical
nature of these courses, I would like to see the Nursing department
themselves handle the tutoring and study groups, etc. for their courses
as
they know exactly what's needed.  But to convince our administration,
I'm
sure that I'm going to need some data on the issue.

 

Any thoughts and information would be appreciated and thanks in advance!

 

Kate

Kate Jakobson, Director

Tutoring and Student Success

Kirtland Community College

989.275.5000 x 211

 


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