BSN Students

Current BSN Students

Advising for BSN Students

BSN students are assigned to a primary academic advisor in the Office of Student and Career Advancement Services (OSCAS). To learn who your advisor is, navigate to the “Academics” tab in MyU and look for the name under “My Advisor(s).” Students should meet with their primary advisor for all scheduled appointments. Before meeting with your advisor, please familiarize yourself with the University's advising website which outlines what you should expect from advising.

Advising for BSN Twin Cities students

Advising for BSN Twin Cities students

Scheduling an Appointment

To schedule an advising appointment, visit bsnadvising.appointments.umn.edu. All appointments are currently held via Zoom or over the phone.

Schedule an appointment

 

Change of Advisor

It is the responsibility of the student and their academic advisor to cultivate and maintain a positive relationship. However, circumstances sometimes arise in which a change of primary advisor is appropriate. The School of Nursing is cautious about making advising changes and asks you to review the University’s advice for students considering a change of advisor before reaching out.

To request a change of advisor, email Shannon Dahl, Assistant Director of Student and Career Advancement Services, at srdahl@umn.edu. You should provide a description of your concerns as well as the steps you have already taken to address them and your request will be reviewed to determine whether the circumstances warrant a change in advisor. In making a decision, a variety of factors will be considered and you may be asked to provide additional information. Requests will not be approved for students who have not yet met with their assigned primary advisor.

If an advisor leaves their role, their advisees will be notified and assigned to another advisor.

Advising for BSN Rochester students

Advising for BSN Rochester students

All students on the Rochester campus are assigned to Joe St. Jacque and should meet with him for scheduled appointments. Before setting up a meeting, please familiarize yourself with the BSN Academic Advising Syllabus which outlines what to expect from advising.

Scheduling an Appointment

To schedule an advising appointment, visit bsnadvising.appointments.umn.edu. All appointments are currently held via Zoom or over the phone.

Schedule an appointment

 

Change of Advisor

It is the responsibility of the student and their academic advisor to cultivate and maintain a positive relationship. However, circumstances sometimes arise in which a change of primary advisor is appropriate. The School of Nursing is cautious about making advising changes and asks you to review the University’sadvice for students considering a change of advisor before reaching out. Rochester students should be aware that if a change of advisor is approved, advising would be available to them primarily online and over the phone while in-person meetings would be conducted on the Twin Cities Campus only.

To request a change of advisor, email Shannon Dahl, Assistant Director of Student and Career Advancement Services, at srdahl@umn.edu. You should provide a description of your concerns as well as the steps you have already taken to address them and your request will be reviewed to determine whether the circumstances warrant a change in advisor. In making a decision, a variety of factors will be considered and you may be asked to provide additional information. Requests will not be approved for students who have not yet met with their assigned primary advisor.

If an advisor leaves their role, their advisees will be notified and assigned to another advisor.

Drop In Advising

Drop In Advising

Virtual drop-in advising is available to students on both Rochester and Twin Cities campuses. Drop-ins are available on a first-come, first-served basis and are limited to 10-15 minute conversations. Please log-in to the waiting room no later than 10 minute before the end of drop-in hours. Students who have questions or concerns that may require more than 15 minutes to discuss or who need a signature on any forms, should schedule an appointment.

Drop-in Advising Schedule:
You can find the drop-in advising schedule in the calendar below. Drop-ins are typically held at z.umn.edu/BSNDropIns, but you should click on the calendar event to confirm the link before logging in. Contact your Advisor with any questions on how to access virtual drop-in advising and to confirm the schedule.

Curriculum Guides

Below is a link to the various BSN Curriculum Guides. Click on the link below, then click on the three lines in the upper left hand corner to access the curriculum guides. 

BSN Curriculum Guides

Study Abroad Opportunity: University of Limerick (Ireland)

Spend fall semester of your senior year in Limerick, Ireland’s third-largest city, while staying on course with your BSN degree requirements.

During this semester abroad, you will work alongside Irish nursing professionals and complete a supervised practicum at a healthcare facility in Limerick or the surrounding region. You will study with Irish students to gain an international perspective on nursing and healthcare. In your free time, you can gain awareness of Irish traditions and culture by exploring local museums and venues, sporting events, and the countryside of western Ireland. The curriculum is set up to keep you on pace to complete your University of Minnesota BSN degree on time. Spaces are limited, and the application process may be competitive.