Academic Enhancement Services
At Vanderbilt University School of Nursing we are committed to our students' success in their chosen program of studies. In order to maximize student success the school provides a faculty person, Director of Academic Enhancement, to facilitate student identification and management of their academic difficulties.
The current Director of Academic Enhancement is Dr. Carolyn Bess. Dr. Bess has many years experience working with undergraduate and graduate nursing students. Her experience with adult learners and distance learning at the nursing school adds to her appreciation of students' learning needs.
The goals of the Director of Academic Enhancement are to:
- Help students identify academic problems or difficulties
- Propose strategies to facilitate students dealing with those difficulties
- Encourage students to evaluate the effectiveness of their chosen strategies
- Refer students to other appropriate student services available on campus.
To make an appointment with Dr. Carolyn Bess, please contact her using the contact information in the left-hand sidebar.
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