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New Initiative Program/Learning Support Center

  • The New Initiative Program (NIP) is federally funded program that provides free academic help to health and pre-health students. Since graduates of these programs work in such critical occupations, our health education programs are quite demanding and require long hours of concentrated study. NIP's rich assortment of services and resources will help you meet these challenges. If you are seeking an A.S. degree, certificate or diploma in a health field, we can support you from the beginning to the completion of your program.


    • Professional tutors
    • Resources, strategies and multimedia tools to help you succeed
    • Custom solutions based on your needs

    College survival skills and tips

    • Note taking and study skills
    • Overcoming test anxiety
    • Reducing stress
    • Time management

    Review sessions in specific content areas are available. NIP staff members are available for individual or small group tutoring sessions.

  • Location

    Room 199
    Health Education Center
    7200 66th Street N
    Pinellas Park, FL 33781

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  • Hours

    Monday – Thursday
    7:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.

    7:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

  • Review Materials

    Materials offered include:

    • An extensive collection of anatomy models (including hundreds of bones)
    • Three microscopes with a large slide collection
    • Histology laser disk (you can take a practice test using this to get ready for practicals)
    • System reviews for nursing and anatomy
    • Various handouts including "How to Survive Anatomy and Physiology"
    • Practice problems for dosage calculations
    • Practice questions for the NCLEX tests
    • Interactive computer software

    If we don't have something, we can probably tell you where to find it.

  • One-on-One Tutoring

    At the NIP center we offer hour-long individual tutoring sessions to answer any questions you have on class material. We can help you with any courses you are taking as part of your health program.

    Schedule an appointment

    • Call 727-341-3724
    • Stop by the center in Room 199 of HEC

    We accept walk-ins.

  • Upcoming Workshops

    We offer workshops on an ongoing basis. Call our office at 727-341-3724 to confirm dates and times.

  • NameTitleLocationEmailPhone
    James LeBoeufSpecial Services SpecialistLeBoeuf.James@spcollege.edu727-341-3532
    Lisa LeonardInstructional Support ManagerLeonard.Lisa@spcollege.edu(727)614-7213