The Academic Success Coach is a faculty member who has a particular interest in the areas of student retention and academic support. The Academic Success Coach acts as a resource to students and can be accessed directly by the student at any time. Additionally, a course coordinator or clinical instructor may refer a student to the Academic Success Coach for assistance based on course or clinical performance. The Academic Success Coach works in conjunction with the student to address specific academic performance issues such as test-taking strategies, study skills, and class preparation. Because clinical performance is an important aspect of nursing education, a Clinical Success Plan can be developed to help support clinical skill acquisition. In addition, the Academic Success Coach works with the individual student to identify any specific barriers to performance such as finances, time management, and social supports. The Academic Success Coach will guide the student in accessing University resources to address any identified concerns.