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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 Student Services.
All academic advising through the Office of Academic Affairs will be conducted online. Walk-in academic advising hours have been canceled for the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester. Students are always welcome to contact an advisor in the Office of Academic Affairs and should email firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss a question or schedule a phone or Blue Jeans appointment. Appointments will only be scheduled by contacting email@example.com.
|Professional Staff Advisors in Suite M-18|
The Office of Academic Affairs offers academic advising appointments in-person (starting in the fall 2021 semester) and virtually (via Zoom, etc). Students are always welcome to contact an advisor in the Office of Academic Affairs and should email firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss a question or schedule a virtual or in-person appointment. Appointments will only be scheduled by contacting email@example.com.
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.
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 BSN students should expect to hear from their peer advisor the summer before their fall start at Penn.
Accelerated BSN Students should expect to hear from their peer advisor in April before the start of their initial summer session.
Doctoral students will receive the name of their peer advisor in their welcome letter.