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Discover Nursing: Living, Learning, Leading Community (DNL3C)


Next Event:
 Be the Match Donor Drive
When:  Thursday, September 18, 2014
Time:  10:00 AM - 3:00 PM (can sign up for one-hour shifts)
Where:  UC Lounge
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The Discover Nursing: Living, Learning, Leading Community (DNL³C) is an on-campus residential learning community for all levels of nursing majors.  The community creates a unique opportunity for nursing majors to live, network, and study together in an engaging and supportive academic and social environment.

Academic and Social Benefits

  • Live and learn with other nursing majors in a rewarding academic and campus experience
  • Take selected critical pre-nursing prerequisite courses together during freshman and sophomore years 
  • Attend academic advising, tutoring for specific pre-nursing courses (biology, anatomy and physiology, chemistry, logic), review sessions, and small group discussions throughout the year to better prepare for the rigors of the pre-licensure BSN program
  • Complete a Nursing Freshman Seminar course that is tailored to pre-nursing majors
  • Get to know upperclassmen who have been successfully admitted into the pre-licensure BSN program at UNCP
  • Meet Department of Nursing faculty prior to enrolling in the pre-licensure BSN program
  • Interact with members of the Department of Nursing Association of Nursing Students
  • Participate in special events and activities designed to introduce students to the nursing profession (for example: community trips to health care facilities and presentations by speakers from a variety of areas in the field of nursing)
  • Guaranteed admission of pre-nursing majors to the pre-licensure BSN program pending completion of admission and DNL³C requirements (See program guidelines for details)


DNL³C Faculty Coordinators 

Ms. Martha Hepler, MSN/Ed., RN
Director, Clinical Learning Center 
Clinical Assistant Professor


Mrs. Joyce Beard, MSN, RN, NCSN, APRN, BC
Clinical Assistant Professor