Academic Advising for Nursing Majors
All Nursing majors have an assigned nursing faculty member who will remain their advisor for the duration of the program. Students are encouraged to meet and establish a relationship with their assigned advisor. The School of Nursing has faculty advisors based in Hammond as well as the Baton Rouge Center. A link to the advisor list is posted above.
All students must be advised each semester to have their registration hold removed. Approximately one month prior to registration each semester, an e-mail is sent to all nursing majors with instructions for class scheduling. Appointments can be scheduled with advisors in person or the student can use the on-line advising system (see instructions below). If a student does not yet have an assigned advisor they can call the Hammond Nursing Office (985-549-2156) to be assigned a faculty advisor.
All first semester transfer students must receive initial advising by the Undergraduate Coordinator, Ms. Kristie Riddle, email@example.com.
Instructions for using the on-line advising system:
Log into LeoNet for Students, then use Self-Service, then Student Services, then On-Line advising.
You MUST list your assigned advisor in the space provided.
If you list any courses that are not directly in your curriculum, please explain why in the student comment box. Otherwise, there is a chance your advisor will not approve your request. Use the comment box to ask questions also. Check your catalog to make sure you have met the prerequisites to take the classes you list.
You should allow 48 hours for approval and should not, therefore, wait until your assigned day of registration to complete on-line advising. You may want to email your advisor and let them know that you have used the system so they will know to check.
VERY IMPORTANT: Your advising block is NOT removed until YOU go back in and read what the advisor has said. The advisor cannot remove the block. All they can do is approve your schedule. You have to remove the block by reentering the system.
If your advisor disapproves the courses listed you will need to see your advisor in person or speak to him/her by phone since you are only allowed to use the system once and can not make changes once the course list is submitted. Once your advising hold is removed you still may not register until your appointment time (set by Enrollment Services).
This excel sheet is offered as a tool to help you calculate your cumulative GPA on the courses required prior to progression to nursing coursework. This is a tool only, and should not be considered "official," but as a tool to facilitate your making the best decisions about progression. Please consult with your assigned advisor (found on this page) for any questions or concerns about your cumulative GPA on required degree pre-requisite courses.