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Student Life On Campus at Joyce

Staff Writer
Apr 27, 2022

At Joyce, we’re committed to helping you develop a nursing or health sciences career that’s founded in academic rigor, excellence, and integrity. Here, you’ll pursue a meaningful education and add to a powerful network of like-minded professionals in the healthcare community.

1. Blended Learning Structure

This isn’t the traditional college experience. It’s better. Students entering our Nursing or OTA programs will undergo a blended approach to learning, combining online coursework with in-person skills development.

Depending on the program you choose, your in-person learning will often take place during your labs, simulations, and clinical rotations. Throughout your time at Joyce, our dedicated Cohort Coordinator will organize student learning teams to help you coordinate your in-person learning with your schedule. They’ll facilitate student appreciation, cohort meetups, and specialized events specific to our students. This means that while you may not be located near your fellow classmates, you’ll have the same opportunity to connect and begin building a meaningful and lasting peer network.

Joyce students are encouraged to participate in student council, regional and international clinical trips, and service projects that we organize for the community such as blood drives, to create and maintain peer connections that will last beyond your college experience.

Each in-person session is designed to advance your nursing or OTA skills. On campus, we apply hands-on skill development that reinforces information learned in your online classes, enabling you to make the most of your meaningful time. This hands-on training will ensure both a quality education and the confidence to enter the nursing field.

Distance students interested in enrolling programs that require travel to the Draper Campus for skill development can learn more about travel requirements and our optional travel stipend to cover expenses on the program page under residency requirements.

2. Campus Location

Our nursing program is based in Draper, Utah, conveniently close to both Trax and FrontRunner stations, and a ride down Interstate 15 from the Salt Lake City International Airport. Our facilities reflect a student-centric culture to set you up for success. With student lounges, private study rooms, and snack areas, we’re here to help make your learning experience impactful and affordable.

Rather than directing your tuition costs towards an elaborate ecosystem of buildings, our emphasis in campus life at Joyce is on student outcomes and clinical skills training. We keep labs and simulation class sizes small to guarantee personalized instruction, so that you graduate from your program ready to practice safe, quality care. You won’t blend in or fall behind. As a student in our healthcare program, you will have every opportunity to ensure that you achieve the standard of excellence our proud alumni have set.

Check out our Campus Map to get directions to our physical campus in Draper, Utah.

3. Nursing Simulation Center

Campus life at Joyce will give you the competitive edge for job placement and advancement in the field of nursing. While much of our programs are online, labs and clinicals are a vital part of your education. Our state-of-the-industry nursing simulation center offers high-fidelity robotic patients, life-like synthetic cadavers, and realistic hospital settings, all to establish your relevancy as a nursing professional.

Your immersive skills labs will take place in a safe, controlled environment so that you feel prepared for real-world nursing experience on day one. At Joyce, our efforts to support outcome-centered care make our graduates highly effective nursing and healthcare professionals.

You can read more about the Joyce Johnson Center of Simulation to understand how the realistic clinical atmosphere will contribute to your nursing education.

4. Library and Student Resource Center

Our students can expect learning support resources right where they need them. You’ll find all the study materials and spaces you need on campus, within walking distance of your classes, so you have a place to work free from distractions. When you’re at home, we also have an online library with a 24-hour helpline. Flexibility is integral to our programs so that as you begin the steps towards a career in nursing, you feel both welcomed and empowered.

Our Center for Teaching and Learning is equipped with expert tutors who will empower your education and help you develop the study skills and learning techniques to retain and apply the concepts you’ll need to master as you progress through your program.

An added bonus? Our student support also includes a team of Cohort Coordinators to guide our students in administrative needs. Whether you need help with arranging travel, study sessions, or team building exercises with your cohort, you’ll be connected with quality assistance to make your learning experience as impactful as possible.

Would you like to learn more about life on campus? Are you ready to enroll? Give us a call at (801) 890-4704.


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