Habits of Successful Nursing Students

The Habits of Successful Nursing Students Summer Bridge Course was designed by the Director of the program, Dr. Jean Coffey, and nursing professor, Julie Fagan, to help set our incoming nursing students up for success! Dr. Coffey and Professor Fagan teach the bridge course every summer on the day before Panther Days, which allows the nursing freshmen to move into their dorms a day early and bond with eachother before the start of the semester. To learn more about Dr. Coffey and Professor Fagan’s research, read their presentation poster! They also co-wrote a nationally published article titled “Despite Challenges: Nursing Student Persistence” on the subject; Fagan, J. & Coffey, J. (2019), Despite Challenges: Nursing Student Persistence, Journal of Nursing Education, 58 (7) .

If you have any questions or would like to find out more about the Bridge Course, please send Dr. Coffey an email at jscoffey@plymouth.edu.

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