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July 19, 2018

Pilot Program Will Help Nursing Students Adjust to the Rigors of Graduate Education

Success in Adelphi’s graduate nursing programs requires sophisticated academic abilities. Students entering the programs have varied educational and professional backgrounds, meaning there are different levels of knowledge within incoming groups, and different understandings of the skills needed in graduate school.

This presents a challenge for the faculty—one that Professor Edmund Pajarillo looked to solve through his research as a Viret Family Faculty Leadership Fellow this spring. His solution was to develop the Graduate Studies Onboarding Professional Development Program (GSO-PDP), a pilot initiative that will help students adjust to the demands of graduate school by adding four educational modules to required first-semester courses.

The program is a perfect expression of Adelphi’s “personal touch and approach,” which not only prepares students for success but helps build a strong community of learners. The modules are currently being developed and will be introduced in Spring 2019.

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Adelphi University, New York, is a highly awarded, nationally ranked, powerfully connected doctoral research university dedicated to transforming students’ lives through small classes with world-class faculty, hands-on learning and innovative ways to support academic and career success. Adelphi offers exceptional liberal arts and sciences programs and professional training, with particular strength in our Core Four—Arts and Humanities, STEM and Social Sciences, the Business and Education Professions, and Health and Wellness.

Recognized as a Best College by U.S. News & World Report, Adelphi is Long Island’s oldest private coeducational university. It serves almost 8,000 students at its beautiful main campus in Garden City, New York—just 23 miles from New York City’s cultural and internship opportunities—and at dynamic learning hubs in Manhattan, the Hudson Valley and Suffolk County, as well as online. 

More than 116,000 Adelphi graduates have gained the skills to thrive professionally as active, engaged citizens, making their mark on the University, their communities and the world.

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