Advising

Undergraduate student advising (current students only)

Prospective students should contact the School of Nursing main office at 206.543.8736 or asknursing@uw.edu. In-person appointments are not available.

If you are a current ABSN or BSN student, you can schedule an advising appointment with Anh Shafer, Undergraduate Academic Counselor, in Student and Academic Services:

Book Online

Please call, email or book an appointment online; drop-in availability is not guaranteed.

Master of Nursing and Master of Science Student Advising

Academic Counseling

Your academic counselor can help guide you through School of Nursing and UW Graduate School policies as well as documenting your program milestones. Current MN and MS students can schedule an advising appointment with Maria Tong, Graduate Academic Counselor, in Student and Academic Services:

Please call or email to book an appointment; drop-in availability is not guaranteed.

Faculty Advising

Faculty are assigned to advise master’s students throughout their programs of study. The faculty adviser assures student progress in the curriculum.

Within your first quarter of study, we recommend that you make an appointment with your faculty adviser to begin initial discussions about your goals, including the development of either a thesis or a scholarly project.

Most School of Nursing faculty have nine-month appointments and may or may not be on campus for advising in summer quarter. Faculty who serve in the capacity of adviser may or may not become the chair or a member of your supervisory committee.

Role of the Master’s Faculty Adviser

  • Serves as your academic program adviser until you select the chair of your supervisory committee, or at the discretion of the track, throughout your program of study if the chair is not affiliated with the track;
  • Responds promptly to emails and engages in meetings/discussions with you to help clarify professional goals and expected outcomes of your academic experience;
  • Discusses potential faculty who may be appropriate guides for your thesis or scholarly project;
  • Works with you to develop your thesis or project plan; and
  • Submits a note to your file in Student and Academic Services following each advising session, including the date, description of the conference, comments, and signature.

DNP and PhD Student Advising

Academic Counseling

Your academic counselor can help guide you through School of Nursing and UW Graduate School policies as well as documenting your program milestones.

  • Betsy Mau, Graduate Student Academic Counselor
  • Email: bmau@uw.edu
  • Phone: 206.221.2418

Book Online

Please call, email or book an appointment online; drop-in availability is not guaranteed.

Faculty Advising

All incoming doctoral students are assigned to a graduate faculty member for individual program advising and mentoring. Within the first month of autumn quarter, we recommend that you make an appointment with your faculty adviser to begin to develop your program of study.

Most School of Nursing faculty have nine-month appointments, and may or may not be on campus for advising in summer quarter. Faculty who serve in the capacity of adviser may or may not become a part of your supervisory committee, either as the chair or as a member.

Role of the Doctoral Faculty Adviser

  • Serves as the student’s academic program adviser until a chair of the supervisory committee has been selected by the student and appointed;
  • Serves as a mentor and engages in discussions with you to help clarify professional goals, university academic experiences, and curriculum plans;
  • Discusses potential faculty who may be appropriate for your supervisory committee;
  • Works with you to develop your program of study, including referring (as needed) to the policy for petitioning for previous course work equivalency;
  • Each quarter, reviews course selections before you register for the coming quarter; and
  • Submits a note to your file in Student and Academic Services following each advising session, including the date, description of the conference, comments, and signature.