Academic Advising and Plan of Study

Academic Advising and Plan of Study

Academic advising services for graduate nursing students are provided by the Elaine Marieb College of Nursing. Academic advising services include, but are not limited to, program planning, selection of courses, identification of scholarly research interests, changes in plan of study, leaves of absence or withdrawal from the program, career counseling, and referrals for academic support. Your academic advisor will work closely with you on any personal and/or professional concerns. This discussion can occur on an individual basis and may be augmented as needed by referrals to appropriate student services on campus. Your assigned academic advisor is listed in your SPIRE account. If you do not have an assigned advisor, please contact your graduate program specialist.

In most other instances, the graduate program specialists and directors will routinely offer guidance on course selections and plan of study updates/changes for Master’s Track, Certificate, DNP, and PhD students.

Although each student has an academic advisor, the student carries the responsibility for ensuring that they meet all the requirements for progression in the major and for graduation.

Plan of Study

Each student will receive a plan of study to guide their education upon admission to their program. The agreed-upon plan of study will be signed by the student and placed in the student’s academic file. A copy will be provided to the student. Changes in the plan of study can only be made in consultation with the student’s advisor or director. Students are responsible for following the plan of study exactly as it is agreed upon with the advisor/director to ensure a timely graduation.