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DNP Academic Advisors

All incoming doctoral students are assigned to a graduate faculty member for individual program advising and mentoring. Within the first month of Autumn Quarter, it is recommended that you make an appointment with your faculty advisor to begin to develop your program of study. Most School of Nursing faculty have 9-month appointments, and may or may not be on campus for advising in Summer Quarter. Faculty who serve in the capacity of advisor may or may not become a part of your supervisory committee, either as the chair or as a member.

Role of the Faculty Advisor

  • Serves as the student's academic program advisor until a Chair of the Supervisory Committee has been selected by the student and appointed;
  • Serves as a mentor and engages in discussions with the student that help clarify professional goals, university academic experiences, and curriculum plans;
  • Discusses potential faculty who may be appropriate for the student's supervisory committee;
  • Each quarter, reviews course selections before the student registers for the coming quarter; and
  • Submits a note to the student's file in Student and Academic Services following each advising session, including the date, description of the conference, comments, and signature.

Student Mentoring Guide

The School of Nursing would like to support you in developing mentoring relationships based on realistic goals and resulting in greater satisfaction with your program and role as a doctoral student. In addition to providing you with a faculty advisor and a doctoral student mentor, we urge you to utilize the Graduate School's Student Guide "How to Obtain the Mentoring You Need", which discusses how you can successfully identify and interact with mentors at the School.

In addition to the Student Guide, the Graduate School also provides more information on mentoring and student resources on their Mentoring Resources for Graduate Students and Faculty page. Finally, the Graduate School maintains a website with a number of mentoring resources.