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."
“[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
- 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 2016 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 Health Professions; learn tools for being successful in your college experience; and become more comfortable with the NDSU campus. This is two days packed full of events to LAUNCH you in the right direction!
Some LAUNCH activities include: networking with peers, familiarizing with campus, hands on activities specific to your college, supporting the NDSU community through service with move-in day, hearing from college administration, staff, and upper division students, social time, and more. Hear what previous LAUNCH participants have said about the program:
“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.”
“I surprisingly liked being in the move-in crew; the upperclassmen who were at the building I was assigned to made it a really positive and fun experience.”
“I got to meet a small core group of friends, which made it a lot easier to make more later on. The LAUNCH program did exactly what it said it would do for me, which is give me a headstart.”
To participate in LAUNCH 2016 you must be assigned to the Health Professions Learning Community (Thompson Hall floors 8 and 9) and complete the LAUNCH registration form prior to July 15, 2016. A cost of $30 will be applied to your student account for participation in this program. Mark your calendar for LAUNCH 2016 on August 18 - 20, 2016.