Put yourself in the shoes of an incoming veterinary nursing student setting foot on Purdues main campus for the first time a shared campus with over 40000 other students. It can be exciting and intimidating. How do you make connections? feel like you belong? and create a support system? Fortunately there is now a small small learning community for all creatures created and designed specifically for beginning Purdue University veterinary nursing students! Students in this educational community are given the opportunity to expand their awareness and knowledge of the unique opportunities and challenges involved in veterinary nursing.
As members of the All Creatures Great and Small Learning Community new students can participate in many activities outside the classroom that enhance academic content within the classroom. Visits to Purdue University Veterinary Hospital and Veterinary Nursing Laboratories along with other educational trips allow students to explore the profession in the real world. Social activities and service learning experiences also enable students to interact with upperclassmen as well as fellow members of the Purdue Service Learning and LafayetteWest Lafayette community. In addition students can interact with the faculty and instructors of the College of Veterinary Medicine through classroom learning and meals in Purdues residence halls.
For the first time entrylevel students accepted into the veterinary nursing program at the College of Veterinary Medicine are eligible. There is an optional housing component in the Residence Hall at Earhart which requires an application site housing contract. However circumstances that prevent a student from living in Earhart such as participation in an Honors College or athletics will be taken into account when conducting the recruitment process.