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Student Services

SH/BHSON has a commitment to the success of its students. Faculty and staff strive to help each student achieve his or her potential. SH/BHSON’s long tradition of academic excellence is built upon a foundation of integrated studies, a stimulating atmosphere and a spirit of community and partnership. The nursing program aims to develop independent and critical learners who will be prepared for the world they will encounter and the demands and expectations they will confront. SH/BHSON envisions that such a program will both enrich students and benefit society.



Counseling Guidance and counseling services support SH/BHSON's goals and help students to achieve academic and personal growth while making progress toward their career goals. Nursing preparation years are times of rapidly expanding self-awareness, and students may experience difficulties coping with emotional, intellectual and interpersonal issues. Counseling may be academic or personal in nature and may be initiated by a faculty member or student. Questions and concerns are explored with students by sensitive and dedicated professionals involved in areas of student development. Students are encouraged to seek out their faculty advisors for academic problems. Personal problems should be discussed with the Coordinator of Counseling and Student Services. The type of guidance will be determined by the situation involved, the nature of the problem and the student’s needs. Certain problems may require an ongoing relationship between the Coordinator of Counseling and Student Services and students which will be so conducted as to encourage self-evaluation, self-responsibility, and personal and professional growth. Referrals to other agencies may be made when appropriate. All contacts with referral agencies are held in strictest confidence. No information concerning a student, including the fact of his/her participation in counseling, will be revealed to any person without permission of that student.


Peer Tutoring
Tutoring Resources SH/BHSON and Fisher College provide a valuable tutoring service to students. Our Peer Tutors work collaboratively with individuals, small groups, and online to support our students’ academic success in both nursing and non-nursing courses. In addition, the tutors facilitate study skills and test taking development and refer students to faculty tutors and/ or support services. Peer Tutors present workshops on transitioning to nursing school and other topics as needed thorough the school year.  

The Health Sciences Library serves both the School of Nursing and the hospital. The guiding philosophy is to provide information that meets the needs of the students, faculty and staff at the time of need, with as little frustration as possible on their part.

Fisher College Library Services SHBHSON students have access to the Fisher College library. On the main campus site in Boston, Fisher College has a collection which is available for student use, as well as a service to enable borrowing form area libraries. Several databases including CINAHL (full text) are available electronically and remotely to assist students in their learning.    
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