BSN Advising

The philosophy of the MU Sinclair School of Nursing places emphasis on the individual student’s development as a person as well as a nurse. Quality academic BSN advising is critical to success at Mizzou. Students are encouraged to seek out their academic adviser as a primary resource person.

The academic advisor helps the pre-nursing student with planning course schedules, providing information concerning MU and MU Sinclair School of Nursing policies, and referring students to resources essential for success.

Each student is responsible for becoming familiar with degree requirements, graduation requirements, and all other aspects regarding academic progress. Each student is assigned an adviser who will assist the student in planning schedules and will give advice which assists the student toward timely graduation. However, the ultimate responsibility for understanding and completing degree and graduation requirements lies with the student, not the adviser.

Student academic files

Each student has a file in the MU Admissions Office and a file in the MUSSON academic adviser’s office. This file contains a copy of application materials, official grade card, curriculum plan, clinical evaluations, and other pertinent information.

Students have access to their school file. Files may be reviewed in the academic adviser’s office. No file may be removed from the academic adviser’s office by a student.

Transcripts cannot be provided by the MU Sinclair School of Nursing; students must request transcripts directly from the Registrar’s Office:

Office of Registrar
130 Jesse Hall
Phone: 573.882.8252
Online: http://registrar.missouri.edu/transcripts-records/official-transcripts.php.

Scheduling Appointments/Visits

Current MU students may schedule an academic advising appointment with an adviser by using MU Connect through Blackboard or Canvas, calling 573.882.0277 or stopping by S235 Sinclair School of Nursing. Appointments will not be scheduled over email.

Prospective MU students in on-campus programs may schedule a campus/nursing school visit by contacting MU Admissions at 573.882.7786.

Academic advisors

Laura Anderson
Senior Academic Advisor
Traditional BSN Option and
Accelerated BSN Option
andersonla@missouri.edu

Enola White
Recruitment and Retention Coordinator
Traditional BSN Option
whiteen@missouri.edu

Cherine Heckman
Senior Coordinator of Student Services and Records
RN to BSN Academic Advisor
heckmanch@missouri.edu