Your browser is unsupported

We recommend using the latest version of IE11, Edge, Chrome, Firefox or Safari.

Student Success Program

Students studying together

The College of Nursing offers educational and support services through the Clinical Learning Resource Center, including peer mentoring, tutoring, open labs and an online community.

Peer Mentoring

Available to: BSN students
At these campuses: Chicago, Springfield, Urbana

Senior BSN students volunteer to serve as peer mentors to the incoming junior BSN students. Juniors benefit from a close relationship with someone who has just completed the academic year that they are embarking on. Mentors are ready to give advice, to be a listening ear, and to help make connections between students in the junior and senior classes. On “Mentor Mondays,” students and faculty in the peer mentoring program come together for lunch-and-learn sessions on useful topics like building a nursing portfolio and preparing for job interviews.

Tutoring Services

Available to: BSN and graduate students
At these campuses: Chicago, Peoria, Quad Cities, Rockford, Springfield, Urbana

In spring 2019, this program provided more than 300 tutoring sessions. The tutors are current UIC students who excel in their programs and are able to dedicate time to helping others. Tutoring can be face-to-face, over the phone, through Skype or via e-mail, and it’s available to students at all UIC Nursing campuses.

My experience with tutoring was great; it really made me feel better prepared. My tutor provided help and made me feel comfortable contacting her again should I have any issues in the future.

UIC Nursing student in anonymous evaluation

Open Lab Time

Available to: BSN and graduate students
At this campus: Chicago

The CLRC is based in the state-of-the-art M. Christine Schwartz Experiential Learning & Simulation Lab, located in the lower level of the College of Nursing building on the Chicago campus. It’s available to students throughout the week for both structured and unstructured lab time. Structured open lab is guided practice with a tutor who will review physical assessment or clinical skills. Unstructured open lab is time to practice with your peers or on your own.

I benefited a lot from structured open lab. I hadn’t been on clinical for close to a year, and I feel that this refresher really helped me to reorient myself for summer clinicals.

UIC Nursing student in anonymous evaluation

CLRC & Student Success Program: Online Course

Available to: BSN and graduate-entry MS students
At these campuses: Chicago, Peoria, Quad Cities, Rockford, Springfield, Urbana

All prelicensure students across campuses are added to our Blackboard course site, which stores relevant information regarding all activities of the Student Success Program described above as well as a discussion board where you can ask questions of your peers. The course site also holds information on developing crucial skills such as note-taking, time management, study habits and test-taking.

MORE: Information for Current Students

Current Student Resources: One Stop Shop

Available to: All UIC students, undergraduate and graduate
At these campuses: Chicago, Peoria, Quad Cities, Rockford, Springfield, Urbana

website of current student resources dedicated to your success at UIC. This website is a one-stop shop with loads of information and resources for all UIC students, including:

  • Tutoring for your classes
  • Coaching to help you navigate UIC
  • Student Life
  • Mental Health
  • Technology
  • Financial Aid
  • Health and Safety
  • Getting Around Campus