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Advising

Undergraduate Nursing

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 both a professional academic advisor and a faculty mentor assigned to them throughout the four years of the program.

RN4

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. RN4 students will also receive a faculty mentor for career focused mentoring and nursing field advice.

Advisors

Dana Anstett-Castro
Academic Advisor
Lienhard Hall, Room L318
Phone: (914) 773-3436
Email: dcastro2@pace.edu

Mabel Almanzar
Academic Advisor
Lienhard Hall, Room 303B
Phone: (914) 773-3301
Email: malmanzar@pace.edu

RN-BS

An advisor is assigned to each student. The advisor will reach out to each student prior to registration to discuss available courses and student availability for courses.

Advisor

Shannon Gribben, M.Ed
Associate Director, Academic Advisement
163 William Street, Room 426
Phone: (212) 618-6027
Email: sgribben@pace.edu

Health Science

An advisor is assigned to each student. 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. A departmental hold will be placed on the HSC student’s registration status until the student meets with his/her advisor.

Advisors

Shannon Gribben, M.Ed (HSC – All Tracks, NYC)
Senior Academic Advisor
163 William Street, Room 426
Phone: (212) 618-6027
Email: sgribben@pace.edu

Dana Anstett-Castro (Health Science – Pre-PA and General, PLV)
Academic Advisor
Lienhard Hall, Room L318
Phone: (914) 773-3436
Email: dcastro2@pace.edu

Mabel Almanzar (Heath Science – Pre-Nursing, PLV)
Academic Advisor
Lienhard Hall, Room 303B
Phone: (914) 773-3301
Email: malmanzar@pace.edu

Communication Sciences and Disorders

A faculty advisor is assigned to each student upon matriculation into the program. The staff associate is also available for additional support.

Advisor

Melinda Lutchman
Staff Associate
163 William Street, 4th Floor
Email: mlutchman@pace.edu

Graduate Nursing

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, AGACNP and PMHNP 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.

Advisor

Amy Olsen (All new graduate students)
Graduate Clinical Placement Coordinator
College of Health Professions
861 Bedford Road Room, 236A
Pleasantville, New York 10570
Phone: (914) 773-3114
Email: aolsen@pace.edu

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.