Learning Enhancement Center

Study Skills for Nursing Students

The Learning Enhancement Center offers free study skills workshops, as needed, on a variety of topics designed to help you improve skills that are important to help you improve skills needed to be successful in the Department of Nursing. These sessions are open to any UNCP nursing student (pre-nursing or pre-licensure). The Center also has an array of reference materials and software that students may find useful, listed below, and provides a quite, comfortable setting for students to study.

Test Prep & Test Taking for Pre-Licensure Students

Attend this workshop to learn strategies that will help you prepare for and take beginning-level nursing tests. Attendees will learn about preparing for tests, test taking strategies and tools. Practice questions will be used to help attendees apply newly acquired strategies. Information presented in each session will be identical so students need only register for one session.

Dosage Calculations Preparation 

Throughout the semester, the LEC provides support session related to dosage calculations. As per the Department's policy, D/H X Q or rato:proportion methods are used to teach students how to safely and accurate calculate oral and parenteral drug doses. Sessions are held for Junior and Senior students at times which coordinate with course schedules.

Locating Peer Reviewed Material

Request a session on how to locate peer-reviewed, scholarly articles for your nursing classes.

What is plagarism?

Online tutorial for plagarism

What is APA format?

Online tutorial for APA format

Reference Materials and Software Available

  • Reference Point Software for APA and MLA format
  • Learning Strategies: Your Guide to the Classroom and Test Taking
  • Nurse Logic
  • Virtual ATI NCLEX-RN
  • TEAS Version V: Online test and study guide
  • ATI Pharmacology Package
  • Mosby Lab Reference Guides
  • Mosby Drug Guide 
  • APA Made Easy 
  • Vocabulary Stretch
  • Accu Reader
  • Essay Punch
  • Much, much more.