The School of Nursing is committed to the successful progression of its students, not only through the nursing curriculum, but through the university’s academic program as well. An important part of this commitment is the assignment of a nursing faculty advisor. Upon entrance to the School of Nursing, all nursing students are assigned an academic advisor from the nursing faculty. Student contact with the advisor early in the academic career can be highly instrumental in students’ future success. Students are expected to confer with their advisor each semester to review their progress in the university and nursing curricula. Students are expected to respond to the advisor’s request for conferences. Advisors are available during posted office hours or by special appointment. Please see section Academic Advising within this Student Handbook for more information.