School of Nursing Faculty Advisor Information
Faculty advisors and course instructors serve as the primary resources for academic concerns and guidance as students progress through their respective nursing programs. Currently enrolled nursing students can identify the name of their advisor by referencing the advisor list previously provided or visit the School of Nursing reception desk to obtain a new list.
Graduate and Post Master's Faculty Advisors
|Adult Acute/Chronic Care||Chou or Li|
|Family Nurse Practitioner||Carr|
|Pediatrics||van Dam or Musselman|
|Post Master's FNP Certificate||Carr or Palm-Leis|
|Public/Community Health||Carabez or Vitale|
|Women's Health||Doan or Jacobson|
SFVA MSN Cohort Advising Grids
Change of Advisor Requests
There may be circumstances which require students to change their advisor. In these instances a Change of Advisor form must be completed by the student and approvals must be received from both the current and proposed new advisors.
School of Nursing advising is intended to support student's academic success, facilitate their time to graduation, and to assist with enrollment management. Advisng is therefore required for all RN-BSN, master's, and certificate students during the designated mandatory advising period each semester. Students will be notified when the advising period is via their SF State email address.
Pre-licensure BSN students are not required to meet with an advisor each semester. However it is recommended they contact an advisor to discuss any academic, personal, or career related concerns.
Undergraduate Student General Education Advising
Undergraduate nursing students can receive General Education (GE) advisement by contacting any of the three offices indicated below. Students should bring a Degree Audit Report (DARS)/Degree Progress Report (DPR) to all advisement sessions.
1) School of Nursing assigned faculty advisor
2) SF State Undergraduate Advising Center in ADM, Room 211
Email: email@example.com / Phone: (415) 338-2103
Daily Quick-Question Drop-in Hours: Monday - Thursday 10am -4pm
3) College of Health and Social Sciences Student Resource Center in HSS Room 239
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org / Phone: (415) 405-3533
General Graduate Student Advising
The SF State Division of Graduate Studies provides support to students from the time of application
through graduation. Current students who seek advice about completing degree requirements can contact
their assigned nursing faculty advisor or the General Advisor in Grad Stop. Contact information for that office
if provided below.