Staying Focused, Engaged and Healthy

The Office of Student Involvement wants to help you find ways to stay engaged while OASIS wants to help you stay focused on your studies and Student Counseling Services will help keep your mind and body healthy.


Virtual Activities

Looking for somewhere “to go” during your study breaks?  We have some FREE trips you can take and still do your part to #TouroNevadaStaysHome!




Workin’ on Your Fitness

Stay Connected with Stay-At-Home Parties!

We know that being away from your friends can be tough. We are here to find ways for you to be connected!

Hangin’ With Animals

Penguins, tigers, (polar) bears oh my! The links below take you to webcams where you can watch various animals. 

Virtual Disney World

Who knew that you could take a trip to Disney World in your PJs?! Grab your Mouse Ears and buckle up! A few of our staff members are huge Disney fans (remember when we did Disney trivia?!). We couldn’t pass up on this virtual opportunity!

Keep the Kids Entertained Too!

#MedReady Wellness Resources

Students from Touro Nevada have gathered resources to help you stay active and manage stress. 


OASIS Study Tips for Online Learning

If you're lost without in-person classes...
  • Plan at least one fun activity for each Saturday and Sunday, whether it's alone or with family, to give you a reward to look forward to each week
  • Get dressed and ready (cologne/makeup/hair/outfit) Monday-Friday to help put yourself in go-mode for the day
  • Eat at least one meal a day outside, or away from screens
  • OASIS learning specialists are here to help you stay accountable! Whether you want to drop in via Zoom for accountability as you get your day started, or talk about how to organize your time to fit your needs
If you're feeling demotivated...
  • Pick one or more classmates you are comfortable with and form a silent study group via Zoom. Try the pomodoro technique and chat for a couple minutes with your partner(s) during the breaks 
  • Check out Figure1 for live scans/labs and cases of COVID-19 and other diseases to remind you what you're working towards
  • Utilize Hoopla through your local library to rent free, uplifting audiobooks and schedule some time each day to let an inspirational story brighten your mood 
  • Check out a podcast. OASIS has begun a podcast featuring advice and experiences from current TUN students in varying programs, and there are lots of inspiring medical podcasts about a variety of topics 
  • Make an appointment with a learning specialist to reflect on how you got here and why you chose your program, telling your story will remind you that the struggle is worth the pain!
If you're feeling stuck, tired, or confused...
  • Schedule 10 minutes when you wake up in the morning to reflect on what's coming up in the day and how you feel about it, and 10 minutes before you go to bed at night to reflect on how the day went and how you feel about it
  • If you can barely put one foot in front of the other, try writing a post-it note checklist of simple things you want to accomplish in a given time period
  • Reach out for help early and often. Classmates, tutors, faculty, staff, administration--we are all in this together. Maybe you want to schedule an appointment with a learning specialist just to talk about your favorite hobby or a person you admire. Talking about things close to your heart with others can help energize and ground you in this uncertain time.

Prioritize Your Emotional Health

Prioritize Your Emotional Health

As you navigate a new path, a new reality, associated with COVID-19, we want to remind you to prioritize your emotional health and help you create moments of peace, joy, and comfort. After all you’ve done to adjust to distance learning and social distancing, you deserve it!

Feeling Stressed/overwhelmed…

Acknowledge: Notice and acknowledge the uncertainty as it comes to mind

Pause: Don't react as you normally do. Don't react at all. Pause and breathe

Pull back: Tell yourself this is just the worry talking, and this apparent need for certainty is not helpful and not necessary. It is only a thought or feeling. Don't believe everything you think. Thoughts are not statements or facts

Let go: Let go of the thought or feeling. It will pass. You don't have to respond to them. You might imagine them floating away in a bubble or cloud

Explore: Explore the present moment. Notice your breathing and the sensations of your breathing. Notice the ground beneath you. Look around and notice what you see, what you hear, what you can touch, what you can smell. Right now. Then shift your focus of attention to something else - on what you need to do, on what you were doing before you noticed the worry, or do something else - mindfully with Your full attention

Feeling a little down in the dumps...

Feeling Lonely…

Feeling sleepy…