Every student who has declared a nursing major at ATU is assigned a faculty advisor. Working together, the student and advisor plan the student's schedule of courses for each semester, prepare the application for admission into upper division nursing courses, and during the junior year develop the transcript evaluation for graduation. In addition, students should consult with their advisor about any academic problems that they encounter during their career at ATU. We feel that close relationships between the students and their advisors in our Department greatly facilitate good communication. A student may request a change of advisor by taking the request to the chair of the Nursing Department.
Lists of advisors and advisees are posted on the bulletin board in Dean Hall between Room 220 and Room 221. Office hours for advisors will also be posted on the bulletin board.
Directions For Advisement Appointments and Registration
To Schedule An Appointment with an Advisor:
The secretary will direct the student to his or her advisor for scheduling all appointments during general advisement or registration. If the student calls for an appointment and the advisor is unavailable, the secretary will take a message and the advisor will call the student to schedule an appointment.
Fall and Spring Pre-registration:
For Fall and Spring pre-registration each student should schedule an appointment by signing the schedule form on the bulletin board in Dean Hall between Room 220 and 221. Each advisor will have a sign-up sheet in this location prior to fall and spring pre-registration. During pre- registration, advisement will be by appointment only.
Fall and Spring Registration:
During Fall and Spring regular registration there will be advisors available to register all students. If the student wishes to see his or her assigned advisor, the student is responsible for making an appointment directly with the advisor.
Specific dates assigned by the University for registration are on the academic calendar located in the ATU Catalog. On these dates, assigned faculty advisors will be available for registration.
Drop and Add:
Students who wish to drop or add courses must obtain the forms from the Registrar's office, and bring them to be signed by available faculty in the Nursing Department.
Registered Nurse(RN) and Army Medical Department Students (AMEDD)
Each incoming student is assigned to a faculty member at the beginning of their course of studies. These faculty members follow the student's progress and are available on a regular basis for academic counseling and registration. Dr. Cheryl Smith sees all RN's and AMEDD students on the main campus.