Student Services - Good Samaritan College of Nursing

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Student Services

GSC is committed to assisting students on their path to a new career in health care. The College provides a wide variety of support services including admissions counseling, tutoring, advising, personal counseling, and student health, as well as activities that promote personal and professional growth.

A brief summary of the services available to students is listed below:

Alumni Association


One goal of GSC is to help students develop their potential as self-reliant individuals. A full-time counselor is available for personal counseling and as a resource for referral services in the community.

Coping Skills and Relaxation Resources

Important Mental Health Links

Student Safety on Campus

Substance Use Disorder

Suicide Prevention

TED Talks

Books of Interest

Free Apps

Paid Apps

Health Service

GSC emphasizes the importance of student health and well-being. Health evaluations and consultations are available through the TriHealth Team Member Health Service. This service is available for hospital-related illnesses or injuries. Students can be referred to a physician who meets their needs. Students must pay for medical care. Health insurance is highly recommended for all students.

The Good Samaritan College of Nursing and Health Science does not offer Health Insurance. College students have a number of health plan options including the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), commonly called the Affordable Care Act (ACA) or ObamacareMarketplace, Medicaid (, and other plans such as, or may be eligible on their parents plan.

Computer Lab/Student Lounges

The Computer Center offers computers for classroom, training, and individual use.

Computers are also located in all student lounges.

Students and alumni are welcome to use the computer equipment in this facility when available.

Social Activities

There are many opportunities for students to socialize among themselves and with students at other area colleges and universities. Organized social events include picnics, Spirit Olympics and Christmas Activities sponsored by the Student Organization. There also are opportunities for community service activities.

Student Advisory Council

Student Representatives serve on the Student Advisory Council which is a standing committee of the College Assembly. Its purpose is to provide a vehicle for student body representatives and College administration to communicate formally about relevant campus issues and concerns, ideas, and suggestions. The functions are:

  1. To provide an official channel of communication and cooperation between students and College administration.
  2. For the College administration to seek student input and share issues of mutual interest that include, but are not limited to, academic programs, non-curricular programs, student services, campus facilities, and policies and procedures with direct impact on students.
  3. To provide reports and recommendations to the President and to College Assembly and its respective standing committees as appropriate.

The Members are six at-large elected student representatives, Dean of Academic Affairs, Dean of Student and Alumni Services, Dean of Enrollment Management, Dean/Head Librarian, President (ex-officio non-voting) and Resource Persons as designated. This committee meets at least twice a semester or as often as needed.

Student Organization

The Student Organization promotes the general welfare of the student body. Through elected representation, interests and opinions of the student body are voiced, stimulating communication and cooperation between students and faculty. The Student Organization provides many leadership and community service opportunities for students.

Peer Mentoring Program

The Peer Mentoring Program at GSC connects incoming first semester students with upper class student mentors. Peer mentors are student representatives of GSC that have volunteered to mentor new students through their first academic semester, answering questions and communicating information about GSC College life.

Academic Advising - All Programs

Academic Advising at GSC is an interactive and intentional process in which each academic advisor and student are partners in determining a personalized educational plan. Educational plans include progression plans, professional and personal goals tailored to each student’s interests and ability. Each partnership is unique and valued for its true nature, respecting all cultures and perspectives. Faculty provide support and encouragement as they progress through the College curriculum to graduation

Incoming students are assigned a faculty member advisor - at the beginning of their first semester.

Academic Assistance

The Good Samaritan College of Nursing and Health Science provides resources for academic assistance to any student enrolled in the college. Learning Specialists provide academic assistance one-on-one or in a group setting. Participation in the program is voluntary and open to all students.

Academic Recovery

The Academic Recovery course concentrates on the needs of students who have been hampered in quest of their academic goals. The course will address academic rigor. Critical thinking standards and principles will be threaded though the course activities. Tools addressing study skills and decision making will be provided for the students to use in taking responsibility for their own learning. This course is required for all students who are on academic probation, and is to be taken the first semester they are registered following the course failure that placed them on probation. The course is a remedial course and is not counted in the GPA toward graduation or total college credits.

Assessment Testing

Assessment testing is required as part of the admission application criteria for Associate degree programs. TEAS Test measures knowledge and skills in reading, writing, and mathematics. Critical Thinking skills are assessed by the Critical Thinking test from the Assessment Technologies Institute (ATI). GSC has partnered with the University of Cincinnati Testing Services department to offer these test for our applicants.

First Semester Experience

First Semester Experience is a required one (1) credit course for all incoming associate degree students. It is designed to equip students with tools that promote success. There will be a variety of topics that will encourage the students to become engaged in self- assessment.

The course will also introduce the students to several resources available in the College environment. Students will develop a peer support system along with developing an open, supportive atmosphere between the faculty and the student.

Learning Specialists

Learning Specialist are available to assist the student in their plan for success by providing one on one and small group instruction in study skills, test taking strategies, and reading skills.

The Learning Specialist is able to provide a list of providers to those students seeking a comprehensive evaluation of learning needs, can order temporary accommodations for those students who meet the requirements as per College policy, and assists in providing academic accommodations.

Career Services