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    Advising Signups - Undergraduate (BSN) Nursing Programs

    Advising Signups for School of Nursing programs

    Thank you for your interest in our School of Nursing programs!

    Our role as your admissions coaches at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Nursing (TTUHSC SON) is to guide you in initiating long-term educational planning and direct you to opportunities and resources that will enrich your nursing school application. You are strongly encouraged to plan visits with us during the academic year for in-depth discussion about long-term goals or other concerns.


    1. Research your program: Learn as much as possible about School of Nursing admission requirements that affect you. The TTUHSC School of Nursing Catalog, located on our website here, contains a wealth of important and useful information. Academic requirements change, but the current catalog is your contract regarding the program requirements you must meet.

    2. Be Prepared: Prepare for our meeting by making a list of questions and topics you want to discuss related to the TTUHSC School of Nursing. These topics may be related to general education requirements, preparing for an interview, the academic calendar, or cost of attendance. If selection of prerequisite classes is one of the topics, you should have specific courses and SON application deadlines in mind before your advising meeting.

    3. Be punctual and communicate: What applies to your admissions coach applies to you as well. When you schedule an appointment, you are expected to keep it. If you are unable to keep your appointment, you are expected to notify the office in advance. We understand that emergencies arise, but it is your responsibility to inform your admissions coach that you will be unable to make your appointment.


    1. Be Available: As a prospective nursing student, you need to be able to see an admissions coach as needed throughout your pre-nursing journey, not just at the time of application. It is not reasonable to expect a student to cut a class to accommodate posted office hours. Therefore, admissions coaches will be accessible through voice mail and electronic mail, and should respond to messages within one business day.

    2. Be Knowledgeable: As an advisee, you have the right to expect your admissions coach to give you accurate information about TTUHSC SON, program requirements, procedures, policies, and deadlines.

    3. Care: As an advisee, you have the right to be treated by your admissions coach in a respectful, caring, considerate manner. Information can be dispensed in many ways, but advice can only be given through an interactive process in which the goals, abilities, successes and shortcomings of you as the advisee are known and respected.


    1. Department chairs and the office staff at your current institution of higher education know a lot about policies, processes, and paperwork connected with strategizing good academic outcomes and dealing with emergencies, including:

    ·         add-drop and withdrawal issues/deadlines;

    ·         degree requirements outside the pre-nursing major;

    ·         illness or family issues that affect a student’s academic work;

    ·         classroom or grading issues;

    ·         academic standing;

    ·         double majors and double degrees;

    ·         graduation, etc.

    A call to your department chair or academic advisor can often quickly connect you with accurate information about academic policies and with resources to help you solve problems.

    2. Admissions coaches are not personal counselors. You should not expect your coach to help you sort out personal problems. Admissions coaches are not trained to help with these situations; your institution of higher education has professional counselors that are trained and students should be encouraged to take advantage of those services through the Counseling Center or Student Affairs.

    3. Admissions coaches are not tutors. You should not expect your coach to give supplemental or remedial instruction in their academic courses.

    4. Admissions coaches are friendly, but should not be expected to be friends. You should respect the fact that admissions coaches are actively engaged people whose time is important; you should not plan to “drop in” on an admissions coach without an appointment.


    When making an advising appointment, please select an appointment date and time that corresponds with the initial of your last name.

    NOTEPlease make sure that you select the correct time slot regarding your last initial. If you select a timeslot outside of your respective designation, your appointment will be canceled. If any pre-scheduled times do not work with your schedule, please email us at to set up an alternate time.

    ODESSA CAMPUS PROSPECTS: To set up an advising session with the Advisor on the Odessa campus, please email Ms. Cindy S. Kager at

    PROSPECTIVE MSN STUDENTS:  Please clickHEREto set up an advising session with our graduate advisor.

    Attention Spring 2024 ABSN applicants. We will NOT be accepting advising sessions for discussion of this application cycle until after December 1st. Please check back in after December 1st for availability.

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