Worcester State University
Dr. Lillian R. Goodman Department of Nursing


A student is assigned a faculty member from his or her major department to serve as advisor in the selection of courses, changes in schedule, and all other academic matters. Undeclared students have faculty/academic advisors assigned as well. The student meets with the academic advisor during the regularly scheduled advising period each semester to review academic progress and select courses for the coming semester. During the registration period advisor signs the registration form which the student presents in order to enroll in classes. All advisors have office hours so the student should contact the advisor whenever information or an opinion on an academic matter is needed. Refer to the Academic Advising Handbook online or the Academic Success Center for further information.

Faculty advisors must approve all courses taken off-campus using appropriate forms available in the Office of the Registrar.

Nursing Advising

Once you have been accepted into the Nursing major will be assigned an advisor in our department. If you have questions throughout the semester you should contact your advisor for further information.

Right before general registration we have a pre-registration period for all declared Nursing majors. There will be a sign up sheet on the bulletin board outside the department. You should locate the sheet with your advisor’s name at the top and find a time slot convenient for you. Pre-registration allows you to register for education classes and prerequisite classes before they are open to students of other majors. When attending your appointment with your advisor please have a pre-registration form complete with your name and ID number and a copy of your degree audit. At the completion of your advising appointment you will need to make a copy of your pre-registration form and give it to theNursing Department administrative assistant for activation. Once you have been activated by the Nursing Department administrative assistant and the registration date has arrived you can enter the website and register for classes.
Related Links
  Honor Society of Nursing
  American Public Health Association
  Alliance for a Healthy Tomorrow
  Massachusetts Public Health Association
  Massachusetts Association of Public Health Nurses
  Faculty Honoree: Dr. Giguere
  Institute for Healthcare Improvement
  Graduate Nursing Student Academy

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