Office of Student Success

Our Mission

The mission of the Office for Student Success is to provide academic support, connect students to resources, help students meet their educational goals and encourage academic achievement and excellence.

Our Services

Our team is here to help you successfully navigate nursing school. Our approach is two-fold: Academic Advising and Student Support for students in both programs, traditional BSN and online RN-BSN. We do this this by offering the following:

Academic Advising Student Support
  • Plan of Study
  • Career Counseling 
  • Curriculum Guidance 
  • Note Taking & Study Skills
  • Academic Goal Setting
  • Prioritization & Organization
  • One-on-One Appointments
  • Reading Comprehension & Retention
  • Policies & Procedures
  • School/Work/Life Balance Strategies
  • Student Engagement
  • Test Taking Strategies
  • REACH/My Life Expert
  • Time Management

Click here to view the Student Access and Accommodation Services (SAAS).

Our Team

Under the direction of Dia Lisner, Director of Student Success, the team currently has three Student Success Advisors and a Career Counselor who are here to guide and support you from the beginning of your enrollment through graduation and beyond. 

Dayna Scarberry, BSBA
Student Success Advisor 
Office 231


Erica Stubblefield, MEd
Student Success Advisor 
Office 229
(804) 627-5303


Lydia (Dia) Lisner, BA
Director of Student Success
Office 233
(804) 627-5335


Allison Peterson, MS Ed
Career Counselor 
Office 232
(804) 627-5381


Academic Tools

Exam Planning

  • How are you preparing for final exams?  Not sure where to start?  Check out this Exam Planning Checklist to get started.  Remember the Student Success Team is here to help support you, reach out to us if you have questions!

GPA Calculator  (click to download, Excel file)

Time Management Calculator

Sometimes the simple act of writing down and planning out how your time is being spent each day helps you to determine different ways to better manage your time. This time management calculator may help you manage your time more efficiently. (Adapted from the University of Connecticut)


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