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Learning Enhancement and Academic Progress Center


The Learning Enhancement and Academic Progress (LEAP) Center was created in the fall of 2014 for the purpose of strengthening academic resources and services for students and faculty at The University of Texas School of Nursing. The LEAP Center is designed to combine strategic areas within the School such as the learning center, computer testing, simulation center, skills training, academic support, and media services into a single cohesive unit that will streamline and optimize both student and faculty development.

Leigh Goldstein, Director, LEAP Center
Phone: (512) 471-7997
Location: 4.128

Hours of Operation - Spring/Fall
Monday - Thursday: 8 am - 9 pm
Friday: 8 am - 5 pm
Saturday, Sunday: CLOSED


Simulation Laboratory: The Simulation Lab provides an environment for students to practice and demonstrate nursing skills. Students learn psychomotor, physical assessment, and critical thinking skills necessary for clinical performance through hands-on practice with the equipment and techniques they will need for the clinical setting.
Contact: Email Scott Hudson | (512) 471-4552

Media Services: Media Services provides A/V production services, classroom technology, and instructional support. A Media Coordinator, A/V Technician, and student media assistants are available to assist with a variety of project needs including: classroom technology support, student clinical ID badges, lecture capture, video conferencing, audio podcasting, photography, and audio and video production.
Contact: Email Peter Hancock | (512) 471-4275 or Email Jeremy Pawlowski | (512) 471-7964

Academic Support Resources: The Academic Support Resources program offers academic support to nursing majors through Individual Academic Counseling, Academic Peer Tutoring, a variety of Study Skills Workshops, and referrals to campus services.
Contact: Email Patricia Castañeda-English | (512) 232-4775

Nursing Online Resources and Research: The Nursing Online Resources and Research webpage provides information about both professional and consumer online health care resources. Web links have been evaluated and verified prior to site placement.  An entire “Web Evaluation” page is devoted to show how to critically analyze a web page.
Contact: Leigh Goldstein | (512) 471-7997

LEAP Computer Testing Center: The LEAP computer testing center provides specific testing areas and other computer services to School of Nursing students and faculty. Two private computer rooms can be reserved for classroom use and testing. Faculty may schedule proctored testing through the online School of Nursing room scheduling system. All programmatic testing should be coordinated through the LEAP Technical Project Assistant. In addition, three computers are available in the common area of the LEAP center for student use to print and scan documents.
Contact: Email DeAnna Baker | (512) 471-7961