An academic advising coordinator and faculty provide undergraduate nursing students with advice and assistance in program planning. Advisers are some of students' most valuable resources on campus. First-year students are advised by the academic advising coordinator before the fall semester and throughout freshman year. This coordinator also oversees students in the study abroad programs. Second- through fourth-year students are assigned to a faculty adviser. The academic advising coordinator, however, has broad oversight of every student's progress toward graduation. Questions about advising assignments should be directed to Marissa Wesley or by calling 288-3827.
All students are required to meet with their adviser once a semester before registration for the next semester. If students fails to meet with their adviser, a hold will be placed on their registration account and they will not be able to register until they have met with him or her.
The following suggestions are offered to make the advising experience beneficial:.
|You should:||contact your adviser when you have questions or problems. Keep in frequent touch with your adviser|
|Your adviser should:||post regular office hours.|
|You should:||make and keep appointments or call if it is necessary to change or cancel an appointment. Be punctual. Your adviser must meet many demands and take care of several recommendations, in addition to other academic work.|
|Your adviser should:||keep appointments or call if it is necessary to change or cancel an appointment.|
|You should:||come to consultations with specific questions in mind. Tell your adviser clearly and specifically what you need to know.|
|Your adviser should:||provide accurate and specific information.|
|You should:||bring necessary materials (pen, paper, schedule of classes, etc.).|
|Your adviser should:||have on hand resource material (university Bulletin, adviser handbook, etc.).|
|You should:||ask about tutorial and support services if they are needed.|
|Your adviser should:||refer you to other sources of information or other offices on campus when s/he is unable to help you.|
|You should:||be open to advice concerning school work, study habits, academic progress.|
|Your adviser should:||listen to you; try to see matters from your perspective; ask for clarification when s/he does not fully understand your difficulty.|
|You should:||construct a schedule of courses that meets core requirements, follows college and university regulations, and avoids time conflicts.|
|Your adviser should:||check your schedule for appropriate selection of courses.|