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BSN Advisement Policy

BSN Advisement Policy

The responsibility for completion of requirements for the degree lies with the student. Students and their major advisor are responsible for evaluating progress toward the degree and for interpreting and applying major requirements. All nursing students must be advised prior to registration.

Procedure for Advisement:

Each student should plan to meet with their nursing faculty advisor at least once each semester to discuss and update their file or before dropping or adding a course. Faculty member’s office hours are posted outside their respective doors and during advisement week additional hours may be offered to accommodate students for advisement. If the hours posted are not convenient, it is the student’s responsibility to contact his/her advisor (email, telephone) and arrange an acceptable time.

Students must meet with their assigned nursing student faculty advisor during pre-registration/advisement time. During this meeting the advisor and the student will select the appropriate courses and prepare the student’s schedule for the subsequent semester.  It is important for students to have a tentative scheduled planned prior to meeting with the advisor. Students will not be able to register until they have met with their assigned advisor. Once the advisement session and appropriate forms are completed, the advisement hold will be removed, and the student can register for the selected courses.

In anticipation of graduation, the student must meet with the advisor the semester prior to graduation. A degree audit will be performed to ensure that all courses requirements have been met are in process of being completed. These courses must appear on the official transcript to receive credit.