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Academic Advising for the Basic BSN Program with Advisor Debbie Shoefelt

Academic Advising: Basic BSN

All Basic BSN students are assigned to Debbie Shoefelt (Basic BSN Credentials Analyst/Academic Advisor) for academic advising needs throughout the program. In addition, each student will have an assigned career adviser (see Career Advising).

Exception, all Basic BSN Pre-Nursing students are officially advised through the Advising, Career, & Exploratory Studies Center (ACES).

The UW scheduled advising week is October 29 - November 2, 2018 for spring 2019 registration. Additional advising appointments offered in the week(s) around the UW scheduled advising week (see Scheduling Advising Appointments).

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  • Declared Nursing Major (Basic BSN)

  • New Student Advising (Freshman Admit - Basic BSN)

  • Declared Basic BSN Pre-Nursing or Non-Nursing Majors

  • Preparing for Advising Appointment

  • Degree Evaluations

  • Registration

Declared Nursing Major (Basic BSN)

Advising during Pre-Clinical Component

Basic BSN students who are completing courses in the Pre-Clinical Component of the program have the expectation of scheduling an appointment with their academic adviser each semester during the scheduled advising week(s) noted. Students may also schedule additional advising appointments as needed at other times throughout the semester.

Advising during Clinical Component

Basic BSN students who are completing courses in the Clinical Component of the program will receive advising-related emails each semester around the scheduled UW advising week noted. If a need arises, individualized advising appointments may be scheduled.

New Student Advising

students on campus for orientation and tours

Freshman Admit - Basic BSN

All new incoming freshmen are strongly encouraged to attend an orientation session held throughout the month of June. Orientation is mandatory for all first-year students. To register for an orientation session and to learn more go to the First Year Students UW Orientation page located on the Office of Admissions website.

We do understand that there are extenuating circumstances and you may not be able to attend orientation. However, please note that advising/registration will not occur until July for those unable to attend an orientation session. For those unable to attend orientation, please contact the Basic BSN Advising Office at (307) 766-4292 prior to July 1 to arrange for advising.

Declared Basic BSN Pre-Nursing or Non-Nursing Majors

sign showing location of Basic BSN advising office in the Health Sciences Center

Students declared Basic BSN Pre-Nursing, officially advised through ACES. They are, however, welcome to visit the Basic BSN advising office [Room 335 Health Sciences Center] if they have questions specific to nursing or the non-freshman admission application (see Scheduling Advising Appointments).

Students declared in non-nursing majors, but who are exploring the BSN Program (Basic BSN), are welcome to visit the Basic BSN advising office [Room 335 Health Sciences Center] to learn more about the program (see Scheduling Advising Appointments). This can also help to ensure they are taking the appropriate pre-clinical courses in preparation of the non-freshman admission application.

Seeking fall enrollment in ZOO 3115 (Human Systems Physiology) in preparation of the non-freshman admission application? Please schedule an appointment with the Basic BSN Advising Office in the spring semester about placement on our spreadsheet for enrollment consideration into the course (see Scheduling Advising Appointments).

Preparing for Advising Appointment (Basic BSN)

Come Prepared

...with questions and paper/pen or electronic devices with which to take notes

Basic BSN Program of Study

...access the Basic BSN Program of Study for Freshman/Non-Freshman Admission for assistance in planning your schedule.

Plan your tentative class schedule

...utilize Plan Ahead under Registration in WyoRecords when term is activated to build course plans. Bring electronic device (laptop/phone) to advising appointment to access plans for review/discussion. When registration access opens, submit plan to finalize registration.

...utilize Advising Schedule Worksheet (download, fill out, and bring to advising appointment) if prefer to bring paper version of planned courses to advising appointment for review/discussion.

Degree Evaluations

...review your online Degree Evaluation linked in your WyoWeb account. Your Degree Evaluation identifies which University Studies requirements (USP 2003 or USP 2015) you are following. Bring any questions/concerns to the attention of the Basic BSN Advising Office (check out Degree Evaluations section below for additional information)

Degree Evaluations

picture of the UW DegreeWorks screen in WyoWeb

The Office of the Registrar, in conjunction with all undergraduate colleges, operates a computerized degree evaluation system. This includes a degree progress report/advising support system for students that will match completed/current UW course work (including transfer courses) with degree requirements to determine progress toward earning a degree. The Degree Evaluation audit is available to students/faculty advisers through WyoWeb. Refer to Degree Evaluations page on Registrar’s website.

Info specific to School of Nursing re: Student Degree Evaluations

  • Basic BSN advising office routinely works with Registrar's Office to keep Basic BSN Degree Evaluation template current as curriculum changes occur. (This also includes the Basic BSN Pre-Nursing template, keeping it in-sync with the Basic BSN template.)

  • Students should be aware when viewing/printing their evaluation that it may not be 100% accurate. Clearing up discrepancies (e.g., program issues, general transfer credits, etc.) is an ongoing process for the school. For questions/concerns contact Basic BSN advising office.

  • The student has ultimate responsibility to be sure that all requirements are being cleared and satisfied on their Degree Evaluation to be eligible for graduation. Address discrepancies noted with Basic BSN advising office.

  • Notify the Office of the Registrar in writing of anticipated graduation date. Access the Anticipated Graduation Date form listed on the Registrar's Online Forms and Petitions page for students. Submit no later than semester prior to semester of anticipated graduation. Complete new form if anticipated graduation date changes.

Registration

Registration for Spring 2019

  • Registration begins October 31, 2018 for continuing students.

  • Registration begins December 7 2018 for new and re-enrolling students.

  • The university assigns a designated access date/time to each student for accessing and completing registration through WyoWeb. Locate designated registration access date/time through Prepare for Registration link within the WyoRecords Registration site.

  • Clear any active holds which includes making Student Medical Insurance selection through Prepare for Registration link within the WyoRecords Registration site. Looking for all green check marks on this site in order to be ready to register for courses.

  • Access WyoRecords Course Registration directions in the UW Class Schedule for registration guidance.

PERC Information

  • PERC (Personal Electronic Registration Code) is a 6-digit number that students enter to clear the Adviser Approval hold prior to registering for each term.

  • PERC numbers will change every semester. The first time students register for classes each semester, the WyoWeb registration system will prompt them to enter their assigned PERC.

  • Students receive their PERC number at the time of academic advising.

  • If students misplace their PERC number before they register, they should contact their adviser to obtain the number again.

  • Summer Registration does not require a PERC number. Registration is on a first come, first serve basis once the summer registration access has opened (typically early/mid-spring semester).

Contact Us

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Questions?  

Basic BSN Advising Office
335 Health Sciences Center
307-766-4292
BasicBSN@uwyo.edu


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Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing
Dept. 3065; 1000 E. University Avenue
Phone: (307) 766-4312
Fax: (307) 766-4294

Email: uwnursing@uwyo.edu or check out our "Contact Us" page for contact information per program or individual.

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