Graduate Program Advising

Advising Requirements for MSN Nursing Students

Students in the MSN FNP program are encouraged to contact their advisor directly with any questions. Information related to courses, registration and drops, academic standing and plans for starting a DNP program are typical reasons students connect with their advisor. Most advising can be handled via e-mail. However, students may schedule a phone or face-to-face appointment with their assigned academic advisor. The best way to set this up is to email your advisor directly.

Advising Requirements for BSN to DNP Students (starting May 2020)

Who Is My Advisor?

Students who have been admitted to the 2020 BSN to DNP program starting summer session 2020: 

You will learn of your assigned advisor for the program during the New BSN to DNP orientation set for May 2020. In the meantime, please contact Gwen Verchota (gwen.verchota@mnsu.edu) or Kim Fortin (kim.fortin@mnsu.edu) Administrative Assistant with any questions you have. 

Advising Requirements for BSN to DNP Students or Post Masters to DNP Students

Students already enrolled in the BSN to DNP or Post Masters to DNP program are encouraged to contact their advisor directly with any questions. Information related to courses, registration and drops and academic standing are typical reasons students connect with their advisor. Most advising can be handled via e-mail. However, students may schedule a phone or face-to-face appointment with their assigned academic advisor. The best way to set this up is to email your advisor directly.

Prospective Students:

Prospective students may meet with a nursing faculty or program coordinator in person after making an appointment; please email graduatenursing@mnsu.edu. We also have Information Sessions each fall addressing how to seek admission to the BSN to DNP Primary Care Family Nurse Practitioner program.

Meeting in person with your MSU-Mankato Advisor

Before your phone or in-person meeting:

  1. Have a list of questions prepared to ask your advisor.
  2. Familiarize yourself with your program information, and your current progress in your program.
  3. If you have not viewed your degree plan, check this out prior to the meeting!