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
  • Priotization & 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


Our Team

Under the direction of Dia Lisner, Director of Student Success, the team currently has two 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. 

Erica Stubblefield, MEd Tate Sanchez, BFA
Student Success Advisor  Student Success Advisor
Office 231 Office 228
erica_stubblefield@bshsi.org tate_sanchez@bshsi.org
(804) 627-5303 (804) 627-5488


Allison Peterson, MS Ed Lydia (Dia) Lisner, BA
Career Counselor  Director of Student Success
Office 232 Office 233
allison_peterson@bshsi.org lydia_lisner@bshsi.org
(804) 627-5381 (804) 627-5335

Academic Tools

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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