The UW Tacoma Nursing faculty and staff recognize that beginning graduate education can be a significant life change. To ease the transition into the Master of Nursing Program, UW Tacoma provides a wide range of services including an MN Program orientation, writing workshops, computer workshops, library orientations, and personal counseling services. In addition, advisors assist students throughout the MN Program. These advising roles are described below.
Types of MN Advising
Graduate Program Advisor
The MN Program Advisor works closely with all MN students to facilitate their adaptation to, progress in the MN Program, and time to graduation. These items include:
Develop an initial program plan (course work) for the student
Issues add codes prior to each quarter
Facilitates on-leave requests with the graduate school (in the MyGrad system)
Make changes to student program plans
Processes graduation applications (in the MyGrad system)
Curriculum Option Advisors
Students should contact the faculty advisor based on their chosen curriculum option. Faculty advisors should be contacted in these situations:
Advises and counsels graduate student about remaining program of study; approves advanced nursing practicum placements and objectives; supervises project, thesis, or course work option for scholarly inquiry requirement.