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Advisement Guide

The School of Nursing, Health, and Exercise Science faculty and professional staff employ a developmental team approach to facilitate student success within the curriculum and beyond.

Developmental advising requires viewing students holistically, helping students to integrate life, career, and academic pursuits. That process requires advisors to forge a trusting relationship with students, one based on mutual respect, genuine concern, honest communication, and appropriate accountability. While the role of faculty advisors is central to guiding students toward understanding and achieving degree and Liberal Learning requirements, they also collaborate with staff to help students develop and progress toward viable educational goals aligned with their values, motivations, intellectual strengths and skills.

Advisors play a key role in helping their students learn about their chosen profession and facilitating preparation for clinical and internship experiences, employment opportunities, and advanced higher education.

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