At the College of Health Professions, we want to see every student succeed, and we work to ensure students understand the curriculum, degree requirements, and sequencing of coursework. Although students are ultimately responsible for knowing and meeting degree requirements, expert advisors are available every step of the way to help.
Advisement within CHP is offered through a combination of faculty and professional staff. Details are below by department.
An academic/faculty advisor is assigned to each student upon matriculation into the nursing program. Students can find out who their faculty advisor is by looking online or at the advisement list posted by the Nursing Department. RN4 students have a professional advisor their freshman and sophomore year, and a faculty advisor their junior and senior year. It is the student’s responsibility to seek nursing faculty guidance throughout the program and to plan for meeting the prerequisites of the nursing courses. Students must meet with their advisors each semester prior to course registration. A departmental hold will be placed on the RN4 student’s registration status until the student meets with his/her advisor.
Advisement pertaining to academic program progression and planning is the responsibility of the Program Directors. Soon after admission, a program plan is established for each student based on the student’s program curriculum. The progression of FNP and AACNP students in their clinical practicum courses is established during the semester prior to start of their clinical practicum. Students who wish to change their progression plan must confer with the appropriate Program Director.
In addition, every Lienhard School of Nursing graduate student is assigned a faculty advisor to assist them with their professional development.
Physician Assistant Studies:
Each student will be assigned to a faculty advisor. The advisor will communicate formally with the student a minimum of two times per year via phone, video chat, email, or in person. At this time, progress in meeting the Program’s objectives, both academic and professional/behavioral, will be discussed. These sessions are an opportunity to frankly assess your strengths and identify areas for improvement, and to develop plans to capitalize on your strengths and improve your weaker areas. The advisor will also be available at other times to discuss issues of concern raised by you or others. The Program faculty believes participation in the advising process is consistent with the behavior of a successful student.
Prior to each scheduled session, the advisor will collect data concerning your performance. You will be asked to complete a self-assessment portion as a basis for discussion. Student input is critical for the success of this process. Both advisee and advisor have specific responsibilities outlined in the PA handbook. Each student is
assigned a faculty advisor for the duration of the program.
The advising session can be a powerful tool for you to get the most from your education and in your development as a health care professional. The process must be an active one to be effective.
An advisor is assigned to each student. All incoming students in the Health Science Major will meet with the advisor in the weekly University 101 classes and on an as-needed basis. University 101 is a class designed to help students transition from high school to college; it covers time management, effective note taking techniques, test-taking skills, and developing short- and long-term goals. Students must meet with their health science advisor each semester prior to course registration. Students are ultimately responsible for seeking guidance throughout the program and planning to meet the program’s requirements. During the capstone project, students will also be assigned to a research advisor.
Communication Sciences and Disorders:
An advisor is assigned to each student. All incoming Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) students meet with the advisor in weekly University 101 classes and on an as-needed basis. University 101 is a class designed to help students transition from high school to college. It covers time management, effective note taking techniques, test-taking skills, and developing short- and long-term goals. Students will also be assigned a faculty mentor in CSD in the sophomore year to assist with questions related to the major and other planning. Students must meet with their advisor each semester prior to registration. Faculty and academic advisors work together to support student success. It is the responsibility of the student to seek guidance throughout the program to effectively meet the program requirements in keeping with their career objectives.