Exploring Nursing Residential Learning Community

Exploring Nursing

Exploring Nursing Residential Learning Community

College with an image of University Hall, the Alpine Village Residence Halls, and nursing students praciting skills.



The Exploring Nursing Residential Learning Community at UCCS is designed to support students who are interested in nursing as a career. It intends to foster a supportive environment for students to navigate the college experience together, build a support network, and make lasting friendships. Students in the Exploring Nursing Residential Learning Community live together on the same floor and take the same Gateway Program Seminar (GPS) course together.

During class sessions:

  • enjoy discussions, activities, and projects specific to nursing students with opportunities to explore specific areas within the field nursing.

Outside of class:

  • take advantage of opportunities to connect and make friends with peers interested in nursing or related fields.
  • participate in meetups to enhance your overall college experience, including weekend trips, socials, and more!

Learning Community Coach:
Each of our learning communities has a Learning Community Coach (LCC) - a student who shares a similar interest (in this case, an interest in nursing), who has successfully navigated their first year at UCCS. LCC's attend the Gateway Program Seminar (GPS) class every week and meet with students individually and in groups outside of class. LCC's help connect students with instructors, resources, and opportunities to get the most out of their college experience. 


Email housing@uccs.edu to join the waitlist.

To join the Exploring Nursing Residential Learning Community, you must reside on the nursing floor in La Plata House in the Alpine Village residential area and enroll in GPS 1010.051. The Exploring Nursing Residential Learning Community is for nursing and nursing intent students. 

GPS 1010.051 - Healthcare: Nursing
Fridays 1:40 PM to 4:20 PM (Aug. 22, 2024 - Nov. 10, 2024)
*Mandatory Gateway Days on August 22nd and 23rd from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM both days.

Course Description: To be announced....

Photo of three Nursing students practicing their skills at a local hospital.

Meet the Exploring Nursing Team