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Academic Advising

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Penn Nursing students benefit from a dual advising structure. All students are assigned a faculty advisor and have access to the professional staff advisors in the Office of Academic Affairs.

Academic advising through the Office of Academic Affairs can be conducted in person, via Zoom, or through a phone call. Students are welcome to email to discuss a question or schedule an appointment.

Professional Staff Advisors in Suite M-18
The Office of Academic Affairs offers academic advising appointments in-person and virtually. Students are always welcome to contact an advisor in the Office of Academic Affairs and should email to discuss a question or schedule a virtual or in-person appointment. Appointments will only be scheduled by contacting
Faculty Advisors

Faculty Advisors serve as the student’s primary advisor for questions about the nursing profession, course selection and career pathways. Students must meet with their Faculty Advisor at least once per semester to receive sign-off in order to participate in the advance registration process.

Peer Advisors

Incoming BSN and Doctoral Students are assigned a Peer Advisor during the summer prior to arrival. Peer Advisors are knowledgeable upperclassman student leaders who assist new students with the transition to Penn and the School of Nursing.

Incoming traditional and accelerated BSN students should expect to hear from their peer advisor the summer before their fall start at Penn

Doctoral students will receive the name of their peer advisor in their welcome letter.