Advising

The School of Nursing Advising Team can help you identify and clarify your academic pathways and educational goals and aid you in developing meaningful plans to ensure your academic success. We believe that advising is an ongoing, caring, and collaborative relationship between advisor and student that provides meaning, guidance, and support throughout the educational process.

Degree Audit Report System (DARS)

Students should run a DARS report periodically to track their progress toward fulfilling degree requirements. DARS is accessed through the Course Search and Enroll App; instructions on how to access a report can be found HERE (https://kb.wisc.edu/94056). Courses currently in progress will be shown as meeting requirements, pending completion. You can also run a “what-if” DARS report for other majors or certificates that are of interest to you. Your advisor can help if you have questions!

Pre-Nursing (PRN) First Year Enrollment Information

If you are a pre-nursing, first year student, please review the pre-nursing handbook, run and review your DARS report, and attend group advising to help you plan your next semester courses. Email or meet with your academic advisor if you have further questions.

Group Advising

Group advising sessions are held for pre-nursing students. At these sessions we will discuss your fall and spring semester coursework and will review parallel planning.

Group Advising takes place in October and March. If you were unable to attend one of the group advising sessions please review the slides first, then if you have further questions email or make an appointment with a pre-nursing advisor.

Fall 2022 Group Advising For Freshman Presentation
Spring 2023 coming soon!

Fall 2022 Group Advising For Students Applying to Nursing’s Fall 2023 Cohort Presentation.
Spring 2023 coming soon!

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Who's My Advisor?

UW-Madison Pre-Nursing Students

Make an appointment with any of the following advisors through Starfish: Leigh Arora, Molly Censky, Maisee Her. Links to their individual calendars can be found in the advisor profiles.
Email: advising@nursing.wisc.edu

Admitted Traditional Nursing Students (A-Z)

Make an appointment with Tracey Maloney through Starfish.
Email: tmmaloney@wisc.edu

Admitted Accelerated Nursing Students (A-Z)

Make an appointment with Lauren Foley via email.
Email: lauren.foley@wisc.edu

BSN@Home Students (A-Z)

Make an appointment with Leigh Arora through Starfish.
Email: leigh.arora@wisc.edu

Career Advising and Student Success (A-Z)

Make an appointment with Kelli Richards through Starfish.
Email: kelli.richards@wisc.edu

Prospective Students Not at UW-Madison

Make an appointment with Lauren Foley via email.
Email: lauren.foley@wisc.edu

Who's My Peer Advisor (For UW-Madison Pre-Nursing Students)?

We are excited to offer peer advising for enrolled UW-Madison pre-nursing students! Peer Advisors are experienced nursing students who can aid you in schedule creation, parallel planning, and getting involved. Below are the Peer Advisors, their schedules, and links to sign up for a meeting.

Mondays, 5:00-7:00pm

Holly Adams
Schedule a meeting with Holly HERE

 

Mondays, 6:00pm-8:00pm

Annaly Garcia
Schedule a meeting with Annaly HERE

 

Tuesdays, 8:30am-10:30am

Nicole Bartels
Schedule a meeting with Nicole HERE

 

Tuesdays, 1:00pm-3:00pm

MJ Joseph
Schedule a meeting with MJ HERE (link coming soon)

 

Tuesdays 2:00pm-4:00pm

Alexandra Goldenberg
Schedule a meeting with Alexandra HERE

 

Fridays 8:00am-10:00am

Julie Jones
Schedule a meeting with with Julie HERE

 

Fridays 11:00am-1:00pm

Danielle Harris
Schedule a meeting with Danielle HERE

Can I Just Email a Question?

If you have a single question that can be easily answered with a yes or no response, you can begin by sending an email describing your question or situation. Your advisor will either answer you by return email or ask that you schedule an appointment.

When you email your advisor, always include your name and campus ID.

What Can I Expect from My Advisor?

You can expect your advisor to:

  • Understand and effectively communicate curriculum, graduation requirements, and university policies and procedures
  • Listen to your concerns and respect your individual values and choices
  • Assist you in defining your academic, career, and personal goals, and assist you in creating an educational plan that is consistent with those goals
  • Answer your questions through scheduled meetings, phone calls, or emails
  • Provide you with information about campus and community resources
  • Refer you to other campus offices as appropriate
  • Maintain confidentiality

What Does My Advisor Expect from Me?

Your advisor expects you to:

  • Read all email sent from Academic Affairs
  • Use resources (handbooks, web, DARS) to find answers to questions you may have
  • Come prepared to each appointment with questions and topics for discussion
  • Ask questions if you do not understand an issue or have a specific concern
  • Be open and willing to consider advice from faculty, advisors and other mentors
  • Review your DARS report each semester and track your progress towards completing your graduation requirements
  • Keep a personal record of your progress toward meeting your goals
  • Organize official documents in a way that enables you to access them when needed
  • Become knowledgeable about campus programs, policies, and procedures
  • Accept responsibility for decisions
  • Include your ID number in emails

Tips

  • Schedule now—don’t wait. You don’t need to wait until the Schedule of Classes is released on the Web to schedule an appointment.
  • Keep your appointment. Re-scheduling appointments during peak registration can be very difficult. If you will not be able to keep your appointment, login to Starfish to cancel or reschedule.

Contacts

UW-Madison Pre-Nursing Advising

Academic Advising

Email: advising@nursing.wisc.edu

Phone: 608-263-5202

Address:
Academic Affairs Suite 1100
Signe Skott Cooper Hall

Leigh Arora

Position title: Pre-Nursing Academic Advisor & BSN@Home Program Coordinator

Email: leigh.arora@wisc.edu

Phone: 608-264-6402

Address:
1131 Signe Skott Cooper Hall

Click here to schedule an appointment.

Molly Censky

Position title: Pre-Nursing Advisor, Assistant Director of Advising and Student Success

Email: molly.censky@wisc.edu

Phone: 608-263-1058

Address:
1137 Signe Skott Cooper Hall

Click here to schedule an appointment.

Maisee Her

Position title: Pre-Nursing Academic Advisor

Email: maisee.her@wisc.edu

Phone: 608-262-8161

Address:
1135 Signe Skott Cooper Hall

Click here to schedule an appointment.

Admitted Nursing Advising

Leigh Arora

Position title: Pre-Nursing Academic Advisor & BSN@Home Program Coordinator

Email: leigh.arora@wisc.edu

Phone: 608-264-6402

Address:
1131 Signe Skott Cooper Hall

Click here to schedule an appointment.

Lauren Foley

Position title: Undergraduate Admissions and Recruitment Coordinator

Email: lauren.foley@wisc.edu

Phone: 608-262-2729

Address:
1149 Signe Skott Cooper Hall

Tracey Maloney

Position title: Advisor for Admitted Nursing Students (TBSN)

Email: tmmaloney@wisc.edu

Phone: 608-262-3884

Address:
1137 Signe Skott Cooper Hall

Click here to schedule an appointment.

Kelli Richards

Position title: Career Development & Learning Support Manager

Email: kelli.richards@wisc.edu

Phone: 608-263-5163

Address:
1138A Signe Skott Cooper Hall

Click here to schedule an appointment.

Prospective Transfer and Incoming Students

Undergraduate Admissions

Email: admissions@nursing.wisc.edu

Phone: 608-263-5180

Address:
Academic Affairs Suite 1100
Signe Skott Cooper Hall

Lauren Foley

Position title: Undergraduate Admissions and Recruitment Coordinator

Email: lauren.foley@wisc.edu

Phone: 608-262-2729

Address:
1149 Signe Skott Cooper Hall

Additional Contacts

Katie Bleier

Position title: Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs

Email: katie.bleier@wisc.edu

Phone: 608-263-5172

Address:
1161 Signe Skott Cooper Hall

Morgan Lewis

Position title: Academic Affairs Office Manager

Email: mlewis7@wisc.edu

Phone: 608-263-5202

Address:
1129 Signe Skott Cooper Hall

Darby Sugar

Position title: Director of Advising and Student Services

Email: darby.sugar@wisc.edu

Phone: 608-263-5248

Address:
1145 Signe Skott Cooper Hall