School of Nursing - CSU, Chico

Pre-Nursing Advising

Advisor Information

Pre-Nursing Advisor: Phyllis Salopek
Office location: Holt 302
Office hours: Every Wednesday, 1:00-5:00 p.m.

E-mail: psalopek@csuchico.edu - Important: Please attend an advising session before sending questions via e-mail.

Due to the vast number of pre-nursing students, individual advising sessions are not possible. Time is allotted during the advising sessions below to answer individual questions. You can attend either a campus session or a virtual session.

Group Advising Sessions

Pre-Nursing Advising Sessions - Fall 2014

Wednesday, October 8 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Holt 357
Friday, October 10 11:00 a.m - 12:30 p.m. Holt 363
Wednesday, October 15 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Holt 357
Wednesday, October 15 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. Virtual session - *See below
Thursday, October 16 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. Holt 363
Monday, October 20 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. Holt 363
Tuesday, October 28 11:00 - 12:30 p.m. Holt 363
Monday, November 17 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. Holt 363
Tuesday, November 18 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. Virtual session - *See below
Friday, December 5 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Holt 363

You do not need to pre-register for these sessions. All students considering applying to the CSU, Chico nursing program should attend a group advising session as soon as possible. Please review the information for Admission Preparation & Requirements.

*Directions for Virtual Advising Sessions

In order to log on to a virtual advising session, you need the following equipment:

You will be accessing a website that uses Blackboard Collaborate for hosting its virtual advising sessions.

IMPORTANT:  At least one day prior to joining the live virtual advising session, make sure Bb Collaborate runs on your system by accessing the Virtual Advising Session link below.

1. Access this Test Virtual Room to verify you can get into a Bb Collaborate session

1a. Click Download the Bb Collaborate Launcher

1b. After installing the launcher, use it to open the .collab file

1c. Follow the instructions for Downloading and installing the Bb Collaborate Launcher

2. If prompted, click Open, Allow, etc. Look for the purple arrow to help with the launch. Note:  Be patient, it takes a little time for this process.

On the day of your Advising Session, Log onto the website approximately 10 minutes early: Virtual Pre-Nursing Advising Session. When prompted, enter your name as the name for the session.

If you have trouble launching Bb Collaborate, contact CSU, Chico ITSS (530) 898-HELP, staffed between 7:30AM-6:00PM. For troubleshooting after those hours, contact Bb Collaborate for on-line support.  

Tips for Pre-Nursing Students
If you are considering a degree in nursing, declare Pre-Nursing as your major. If you do not enroll as a Pre-nursing major, then you must complete at least 30 units and have a 3.0 GPA before changing to a Pre-nursing major. The Nursing major only applies to those students who have been accepted into the School of Nursing program.
If you are interested in applying to other schools of nursing, visit the California BRN Web site for addresses. This Web site is linked to all nursing programs in California. We recommend that you have a back-up plan (other school or major), in case you are not admitted to Chico’s nursing program. Only 1 of every 4-5 applicants is currently being admitted.

In-coming Freshman - Registering for Courses - A Sample Plan
Transfer Students - Registering for Courses - A Sample Plan

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