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Jill Terrien First Year Advice

Wednesday, August 07, 2019

Jilll terrien.jpgGoing into your first year can be very intimidating; especially when you don’t know what to expect. Here at the Graduate School of Nursing we provide you with everything you need to succeed. Our incredible faculty will inform you on what to expect and guide you along the way. In order to give first-year and perspective students some advice before starting their first year, we asked our faculty what they think is the most import and most helpful advice they could give a first-year student. The First faculty member we asked was Dr. Jill Terrien. Dr. Terrien is an Associate Professor and the Director of Adult-Gerontology as well as Family and Psych Mental Health NP Programs. If you are a GEP student entering DNP year 1, or, a BS student that is already a nurse, you will meet Dr. Terrien in her Fall Societal Forces Class. We asked her what she thinks are the best ways to succeed in her year 1 course, this is what she had to say:

 1. Have a study plan:  you’re busy as a graduate student, make time to prepare to get the most out of class and be on time with all deliverables.


  1. Be a good communicator:  in your group work and with your faculty.


  1. Know your supports:  family, friends and classmates.


  1. Most important:  self-care.  Take time for yourself always.


Thank you for your advice Dr. Terrien!