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This is a big step, but you don’t have to take it alone.

Some students have their hearts set on a certain path, some aren’t sure which direction to go, and others might fall somewhere in between. For over 60 years, we have been working with students to find an educational path that leads them to a life-changing career. Our Academic Advisors can help take your passion and turn it into a profession.

Not sure where to start or thinking of changing majors? Attend an Information Session or Application Workshop and get all the info you need.

The Pre-Professional Nursing Program has minimum requirements and eligibility in order to declare the major. Visit the Prerequisites and Pre-Nursing page to learn more. Students unable to meet the Pre-Nursing requirements are encouraged to connect with the Pre-Health Advising Center for advising until they are eligible to declare Pre-Nursing or apply to the BSN program.

Additional questions can be sent to or you can call 520-626-3808.

Academic Advising Appointments

Appointments are available to all current UA students and prospective students. Appointments will take place over Zoom, in-person, or over the phone depending on what the advisor offers.

Please note: In-person advising appointments are limited. You may choose your meeting preference when you book an appointment.

  • Admissions Advising: Admissions Advisor is available to meet with current and prospective students to discuss questions and inquiries related to: BSN and MS-MEPN admissions criteria, application requirements, and deadlines. All appointments are 20 minutes. To book an appointment please visit this link to see the calendar of the Admissions Advisor. 


  • Academic Advising: Academic Advisors are available meet with current and prospective students to discuss Change of Major, GPA calculations, degree plans, course schedules, and transfer courses. All appointments are 30 minutes. To book an appointment, please visit this link to see the calendars of each advisor together at one place. Please review all relevant information and prepare questions before scheduling a meeting, so that we may best assist you with your specific detailed questions. For extensive questions or longer sessions, such as full degree planning or in-depth prerequisite reviews, we recommend utilizing this academic advising option.


  • Drop-In Advising Virtually: Drop-in advising virtually, via Zoom, is available to all students of all majors and prospective students every Thursday from 9:00am - 3:00pm AZ time during the Fall semester, barring holidays and commencement events. Between 8/3/23 through 12/22/23, any time from 9:00am until last call at 2:55pm on Thursdays, you may go to to meet with an advisor. You will be put into a waiting room in the order you queued up for, until the advisor pulls you in for your private drop-in advising session. For quick questions or clarifications (meeting time is 5-10 minutes max), we recommend utilizing this Zoom drop-in advising option. If you are looking for more in-depth appointments or this is your first time seeing an advisor, please use the full appointment option above instead.

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Phone: 520-621-6676

At the College of Nursing, we are invested in providing graduate students with the support they need to successfully complete their programs and thrive professionally.

Every DNP and PhD student is assigned a College of Nursing Faculty Advisor for help with course content, (and for DNP students) clinical guidance, and with the DNP project or PhD dissertation research.

DNP and PhD students also have an Academic Advisor in the Office of Student and Academic Affairs (OSAA). The Academic Advisor assists grad students with navigating the policies, requirements, and deadlines of the College of Nursing, the Graduate College, and the University. Students may also consider their Academic Advisor as their guide for when they have questions or concerns.

Please note: PhD students are required to contact potential faculty mentors to discuss research goals in relation to faculty expertise.

Are you a potential graduate student? Start by learning about our Research Areas of Excellence and the faculty members doing work in each area.

To connect with your Academic Advisor, stop by our office, give us a call, or send an email.

Office of Student & Academic Affairs
College of Nursing, Room 112
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM-4:30 PM
Phone: 520-626-3808 or 1-800-288-6158

For more information on how graduate student advising is structured, please refer to: DNP Student Advising At a Glance OR PhD Student Advising At a Glance.


Receive the help you need to achieve your academic goals.

Do you have anxiety around test taking or struggle with writing essays? Need help preparing for the NCLEX? No matter whether you are pre-nursing or about to finish your PhD, we have experts available to help along the way. Our Academic Coach and Writing Coach have years of experience preparing students to put their best foot forward. Appointments can be scheduled in person or online via Zoom.