School of Nursing

Peer Assisted Learning Sessions

BSN student teaching

Peer Assisted Learning sessions increases student academic success in challenging courses in a collaborative and active peer learning environment.

“Tell me and I forget. Show me and I remember. Involve me and I understand.”-- our motto

Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) sessions are interactive learning opportunities offered to BSN students at the UT Health School of Nursing. PAL sessions are offered to provide assistance with historically difficult nursing school courses. Students who attend will engage in activities and discussions that reinforce classroom content, collaborating with peers from the same course.

Sessions are facilitated by current students who have mastered the course and are trained to assist students in recall of information, application and analysis of material, and creation of new learning material. PAL sessions are scheduled on a regular basis and allow attendees the opportunity to learn test taking tips, develop organizational tools, compare notes, and learn how to study strategically.