All students will be assigned a nursing faculty advisor during their first semester in the School of Nursing. The faculty advisor may advise them academically and professionally and serve as the student’s advocate. The faculty advisor’s role is not to be a personal friend or therapist.
While only two meetings with advisors are required, students should plan to meet with their advisors at least once each semester to check their progress and discuss any issues or concerns. The first required meeting is during the sophomore I semester when students map out an academic plan and sign their academic program contract (APC) to declare nursing as their major. The second required meeting is the nursing junior review, which takes place during the junior II semester. Student and advisor review the individual’s academic record, Kaplan scores, progress on portfolio, and graduation requirements.
Please note that the School of Nursing junior review is different from the PLU junior review. The PLU junior review takes place once a student has completed 60 credits and is a requirement of the Office of the Registrar. The student completes this process independently online. The School of Nursing junior review takes place during the junior II semester within the School of Nursing, is specific to nursing, and requires a meeting with an advisor. Both junior reviews are mandatory and one cannot substitute for the other. Graduate students should meet with their advisors twice during the program: once during their first or second semester, and again during the semester before graduation, and as needed.