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Health Sciences Community

The College of Pharmacy, Nursing and Allied Sciences has a Learning Community in Thompson Hall – Health Professions Community. Thompson Hall is a suite-style, nine-story high-rise reserved for first year men and women. Students participating in this community combine their living environment with learning, both inside and outside of the classroom. Unique programming in the residence hall specifically for your majors, along with visits from faculty and staff within the College of Pharmacy, Nursing and Allied Sciences help you achieve success in college. In fact, students who have lived in the community in the past have proven to be more successful than their peers who do not live in the community. Additionally, you have a greater advantage in meeting fellow health professions students to develop a strong network of future colleagues. The Health Professions Community is located on 8th and 9th floors of Thompson Hall

"Being part of the Health Professions Community gives me an opportunity to socialize and meet the people that I will be seeing around campus for the next several years. Being a part of the community allows us to help each other with homework because we are taking several of the same classes."
-Kathryn, Pre-Pharmacy

“[Living in the Health Professions Learning Community] is a great networking opportunity amongst others seeking a degree/profession similar to your own. Many of the health fields are interrelated, so whether your fellow student is there for pharmacy, nursing, or another health profession, you already have something in common.”
- Martin, Pre-Pharmacy

What’s Happening in the Health Professions Community:

  • Opportunity to participate in LAUNCH
  • Connect and network with faculty across the college
  • Regular interactions with academic advisors
  • Coffee and Cocoa with Kelly: Academic advising information session
  • Monthly social activities hosted within the community

How To Apply:

Students in this community must be majoring in an area within the College of Pharmacy, Nursing, and Allied Science which includes:

  • Pharmaceutical sciences
  • Nursing
  • Respiratory Care
  • Medical Laboratory Sciences
  • Radiologic Science

Students wishing to participate in this community should mark the Health Professions Community option on their residence hall application. Students are placed in the community on a first come, first serve basis. 


LAUNCH registration has closed as of July 20th. If you have any questions please call Carol Jergenson, Assistant Director for Residential Education  at  701.231.5603.


LAUNCH 2015 Program

The LAUNCH Program is a way for you to get an early start on your college experience. This program is designed for you to connect with faculty and staff in the College of Pharmacy, Nursing, and Allied Sciences; learn tools for being successful in your college experience; and become more comfortable with the NDSU campus before the rush of students move in. You will also get to interact with peers in the Health Professions Learning Community, take part in fun activities, and create lasting memories. This is two days packed full of events to LAUNCH you in the right direction!

Previous LAUNCH participants commented, “Making connections with people was what I was looking for. It made the transition easier to college life!” “It helped me feel ahead of the game, as far as connections with other people, knowing the campus, and knowing what facilities are available to us students.”


To participate in LAUNCH 2015 you must be assigned to the Health Professions Learning Community and complete the LAUNCH registration form.  A cost of $30 will be applied to your student account for participation in this program. Mark your calendar for LAUNCH 2015 on August 20-22, 2015.

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North Dakota State University
Phone: +1 (701) 231-7557 / Fax: (701) 231-7599
Campus address: Bison Court West 
Physical/delivery address: 1415 14th St N, Fargo, ND 58102
Mailing address: NDSU Dept. 5310 / PO Box 6050 / Fargo, ND 58108-6050
Page manager: Department of Residence Life

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 22, 2015 5:42:12 PM