Creating the Extraordinary Student Experience: Office of Student Life

Nursing and Wellness Innovations LC

  • Nursing and Wellness Innovations Learning Community
    Nursing and Wellness Innovations Learning Community
  • Nursing Learning Community: Dinner With The Dean
    Nursing Learning Community: Dinner With The Dean
  • Stretching before Zumba with the Dean
    Stretching before Zumba with the Dean
  • Nursing LC students at the Columbus Ronald McDonald House.
    Nursing LC students at the Columbus Ronald McDonald House.


Through a close partnership with the College of Nursing, the program focuses on helping students like you succeed personally and academically during your time at Ohio State. During specialized activities, you will gain connections to faculty and staff in the College of Nursing, knowledge about how to apply to the nursing major at Ohio State and stay in touch with current trends and topics related to nursing and health professions. Further, living in a small community with other pre-nursing students taking the same classes as you will make it easier to form study groups and focus on succeeding academically. Overall, the Nursing and Wellness Innovations Learning Community provides students with the opportunity for academic support, career exploration and integrated social experiences.

“The connections made in the community have really made my experience as a new freshman easier and more comfortable. I’ve gotten to know the other people in my major very well. Being in the LC was like being a part of a family. We will learn and grow together through our college experiences. I’m so happy I was able to be a part of it.”

-Jennifer Bacigalupo

Learning Community Highlights

  • Opportunities to network and dialogue with faculty, advisors and alumni from the College of Nursing outside of the classroom
  • Specially designed events that enhance students' understanding of the fields of nursing and healthcare
  • Annual dinner with the Dean of the College of Nursing
  • Volunteer opportunities, on-site visits and interaction with professionals and alumni

LC Application and Housing Due Dates for Incoming First-Year Students

  • A submitted Learning Community Application is due by April 15, 2022. No late applications will be accepted. You do not have to wait until you are accepted to Ohio State and/or receive your housing contract to apply. 
  • Students will receive an update on their application status by April 29, 2022.
  • Please make sure your contract and space reservation fee are received no later than May 27, 2022 in order to ensure your eligibility to participate in a Learning Community. Housing Contracts are sent to your Ohio State email account based upon your paid acceptance to the University beginning in March.

LC Application and Housing Due Dates for Current OSU Students

  • Current Ohio State students who will be be in their second year during the 2022-2023 school year and are interested in joining or returning to a learning community should complete the Learning Community Application no later than February 11, 2022
  • Completing this application does not guarantee housing in an Ohio State Residence Hall or a specific room type. You must submit your reselection form by the Housing and Residence Education deadline in order to participate. Your housing reselection information will arrive at your OSU e-mail account at a later date. 
  • Students will receive an update on their LC application status by February 18, 2022.
  • Change of campus students must also contact Housing Assignments no later than February 11, 2022 at 614-292-8266 or to ensure they are included in the housing reselection process and eligible for Learning Community participation.

Please note that all students in Learning Communities are required to reside in a space within the Learning Community and live with other Learning Community participants. Learning Community students may only request roommates accepted into the same LC.

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