Academic advising is an important part of the Nevada State College experience. NSC provides you with academic advising to help ensure a successful experience on the road to completing a college degree. An academic advisor is a partner in your success and in the completion of academic goals. Academic advising is confidential and must follow FERPA guidelines regarding the release of personal and academic information.
As a nursing student, you should not drop or add courses without the approval of your nursing advisor. Dropping or adding a required course may result in administrative withdrawal from the School of Nursing. It is your responsibility to make appointments with your advisor to review course and program requirements. Self-advising is not an option.
The best way to communicate with your advisor is to schedule an appointment by using one of the following methods:
Centralized Advising Academic Center (CAAC)
RN to BSN
Advising in the School of Nursing is broken down into two parts – pre-nursing advising and, once you are admitted into the nursing program, faculty advising.
Academic Advisors can assist students in different ways:
Academic Advisors will be happy to discuss the following with students:
When you are admitted to NSC, the Office of Admissions provides you with your pre-nursing advisor’s contact information. If you do not know the name of your advisor, please contact the Centralized Advising Academic Center at (702) 992-2160 to reach an advisor.
If you are working on the pre-requisites to apply to the nursing program, you are advised by a professional pre-nursing advisor. They provide support as you transition into college and continue through your core curriculum, pre-requisite courses and the application process into the School of Nursing. The pre-nursing advisor also are available to provide you support, clarification and direction if you are not accepted into the nursing program.
When you are admitted to the RN to BSN program, you should receive the following contact information for your advisor:
Your advisor will discuss with you the courses you need to complete in order to earn your BSN. Your advisor will also help you develop a plan of study to assure you are meeting all the requirements necessary for graduation. The advisor will also offer support when needed throughout the program.
During orientation, once you are accepted into the the BSN program, you are assigned a faculty advisor and will receive their contact information. Faculty advisors remain the same throughout your nursing studies. It is important that you communicate with your advisor to discuss your academic progress and also to review your Degree Audit to make sure the information is in alignment with your records.
It is important for each student be prepared with the paperwork and information that will be necessary to answer questions and proceed with a successful degree plan. Please prepare by completing the following list before contacting an Advisor.
It's important to be open and honest with your advisor. Consider outside commitments, family and work when deciding how many credits to take and whether to attend school full time or part time. We anticipate that students will have a positive and rewarding experience at NSC, but if you have any concerns feel free to discuss them with your academic advisor.