Student Community

The Office of Student and Alumni Affairs offers programs and services as well as assistance to and for students to enhance their educational experiences. The following descriptions are the major areas of programs and services offered by the Office of Student and Alumni Affairs.

By The Numbers

A diverse student body fosters friendship and support among all students.

Total enrollment is approximately 300 students whose ages range from 19 to over 50. The majority of students are 25 to 35 years old and most have taken some college level courses prior to enrollment. About 7 percent are male students and 18 percent are minority.

Student Government

The Student Organization fosters a spirit of closeness, understanding and cooperation among all students, through activities and self-regulation. It provides a medium of communication and action between students and between students and faculty and staff.

The Student Organization provides a formal structure which contributes to the general welfare of the student by assisting students in developing independence, self-expression and leadership. Student Organization supports activities that meet student needs and demonstrates commitment to the community through involvement in health and social issues. The Student Organization plans and implements social activities, community service projects and other events and programs for the student body.

All students are members of the Student Organization which meets monthly during the academic year. Leadership positions are available for those students elected as officers by their peers. Elections are held each semester.

Representation on Faculty Committees

Students serve as representatives to faculty committees. Student representatives are selected by their classmates to provide student perspectives and communicate the work of each committee to their classmates. Student representatives are on Faculty Organization, the Curriculum Committee and the Technology sub-Committee.

Students also serve as representatives on an ad hoc Grievance Committee. As part of this process, students have an opportunity to resolve academic and non-academic conflicts when other means have not resulted in satisfaction.

National Student Nurses’ Association

All Nursing students are enrolled as members of the National Student Nurse Association (NSNA) which provides connections with other nursing students throughout the country. Student representatives may attend regional and national conferences and have leadership opportunities as school delegates. Members also receive a quarterly publication, Imprint, which relates news of interest and concern to all student nurses.

Other benefits of membership include scholarship opportunities and leadership positions as school delegates. To access additional information, visit

NSNA membership fees are due annually and are included in tuition and fees bills issued to each student.

Student Facilities

Students enjoy a fully equipped student lounge with kitchen area, cable TV and computer with Internet access. Quiet study rooms and individual lockers are also provided on the Medford campus. Meals may be purchased at the Medford campus Lawrence Memorial Hospital cafeteria or at the Dining Room and College Cafe on the Weston campus.


Uniforms must be worn when students are involved in most patient care activities. Information concerning the purchase of uniforms is sent to accepted applicants with other enrollment information.

Transportation and Parking

Students provide their own transportation to and from all learning experiences. In order to best serve patients, Lawrence Memorial Hospital, like all surrounding community hospitals, reserves on-site parking for patients, visitors and some staff. During the day, until 4:00 p.m., all students and many employees mist park at nearby off-site parking lots and are shuttled to the hospital’s Medford campus. The shuttle bus is scheduled to meet both student and employee needs. After 4:00 p.m. until 6:30 a.m., students may park in designated areas on the Medford campus.

Weston – On the Weston campus students park in designated on campus lots.

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