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Health Sciences Resource and Tutorial Lab

                  Winter 2016 Semester Hours

            Finals Week:  April 25 through April 29

Monday through Thursday     7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m

     The Lab is CLOSED on Friday, April 29, 2016.

          Summer 2016 Semester Hours

Monday through Thursday     7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m

             Friday                       Closed (services by appointment)

 

The Health Sciences Resource and Tutorial Lab is a tutorial center for students studying all nursing, radiology, occupational therapy and dental courses offered at GRCC, as well as students in Workforce Development health programming.

Students may use this lab to study, practice skills during set practice times, work on assignments for classes and seek tutorial assistance. This is an active learning center supporting course study groups and student tutoring. Tutoring services are offered by appointment. Please contact us at 616-234-4320 or jboelens@grcc.edu to schedule an appointment. 

The Health Sciences Computer Lab is an open Computer Lab and may be used for necessary computer needs (except during classroom testing times).

**  The Health Sciences Resource and Tutorial Lab will be having Group Study sessions for NUR101 on Tuesday, Jan. 26 and Feb. 2 from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. and Thursday, Jan. 28 and Feb. 4 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. A nursing tutor is also available for drop-in sessions and questions on Wednesdays from 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. 

Please feel free to simply come to the Lab any of those times and learn study strategies and the tools available to you!

** Periodically non-health students are required to write papers on health careers in which they are interested and need to interview health students/personnel. If you are interested or willing to participate, please contact the Lab Coordinator.

Summer 2016 1st 7-Week Session:

                     Clinical Practice Skills Lab

NUR101     Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday   7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

AD155       Monday and Wednesday            11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

PN132       Thursday                                 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Resources

The Health Sciences Resource and Tutorial Lab offers a range of resources to help students succeed.

To access the Health Sciences Resource and Tutorial Lab Blackboard tools (if your course has been identified as a course supported in Blackboard) visit http://bb.grcc.edu and go to My Organizations, click on Health Sciences Resource ... and find your class on the left.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here you'll find answers to the questions most frequently asked about the lab.

What is the Health Sciences Resource and Tutorial Lab?

The Health Sciences Resource and Tutorial Lab is a drop-in center for students studying in health programs at GRCC. The primary purpose of the lab is to offer an active learning environment which encourages students to become independent learners. Students may use the lab to study, practice skills, and work on assignments for class. The lab strongly encourages students to form course study groups and supports these groups through peer and professional tutoring. The lab also offers practice problems, handouts, practice tests, and a Blackboard website to assist students.

How much does it cost?

Tutoring and the use of the study lab and computer lab is a free academic support service offered by GRCC (there is a fee for printing materials).

Where is this lab located? Can I just walk in at any time?

Yes, students can go to Cook Hall, room 401 for tutoring during open lab hours for the following courses: NUR100, NUR101, NUR103; others courses by appointment only.

When is the lab open?

Lab hours can be found above in this Health Lab website. Hours vary by semester.

What should I expect from tutoring?

A tutor is not a substitute for your teacher. You are expected to attend class regularly. Prior to a tutoring session, read your textbook and complete as much of your homework as possible. You will get the greatest benefit from tutoring if you come to the lab with questions about reading assignments or homework that you did not understand. You should bring your textbook, class notes, old test papers, class handouts, etc. A tutor provides expertise, experience and encouragement. We do not provide "answers," but rather assist in problem solving and helping students find their own answers.

Do I need to have a specific question to use the lab?

No, you can use the lab as a study area, or to work in small groups. When you have a question, we try to help.

Do I need to make an appointment?

It is best to make an appointment so that a tutor with knowledge in your content area is available and dedicated to that time for you.  Some classes will serve drop-in tutoring and questions.

Why do we have to swipe in with our RaiderCard?

Our budget is justified by how well our services are used. The swipe-in process helps us keep good records of lab usage. In addition, we use this information to identify ways that we can improve our services.

Is the lab equipped with computers?

Yes, the lab has 40 computers. We also have a black and white printer for printing, copying, and scanning, and a multi-function color printer available for your use in the Business Lab, room 201 in Cook Hall.

What software applications are installed on the computers?

We have the following applications installed in room 402:

  • NCLEX-RN 2500
  • Eaglesoft - Dental
  • Microsoft Office 2013
  • Other helpful sites

May we eat in the Health Sciences Lab?

The purpose of the Health Sciences Resource and Tutorial Lab is for academic use. There are many areas around campus where students may purchase food and eat. Students may eat quietly in the tutorial side of the Health Lab if they are studying or part of a study group and are in-between classes. No food or beverage is allowed in the Computer Lab area.