Pre-Nursing Advising

Advisor Information

Pre-Nursing Advisor: Phyllis Salopek
Office location: Holt 302
Office hours: tbd

E-mail: - 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. 

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 (pdf).

Group Advising Sessions

Pre-Nursing Advising Sessions - Fall 2015

Week 1 None Scheduled
Wednesday, September 2 10:30 - 11:45 am Holt 363
*Focus applicants for spring 2016 class
Tuesday, September 8 3:30-5:00 pm Holt 363
*Focus applicants for spring 2016 class
Friday, September 11 3:15-4:30 pm Holt 363
*Focus applicants for spring 2016 class
Wednesday, September 16 10-11:30 am Holt 363
Monday, September 21 1:00 - 2:30 pm
Virtual (see below)
*Focus applicants for spring 2016 class

Thursday, September 24

12:00 - 1:30 pm Holt 363
*Focus applicants for spring 2016 class

Week 6

No advising session scheduled, extended drop-in office hours: Mon 10 - 3:00; Tues 3 - 5:00; Wed 12 - 5; Thurs 2 - 5:00.

Week 7

None Scheduled

Wednesday, October 14

2:00 - 3:30 pm Holt 363

Monday, October 19

10:00 - 11:30 am Holt 363

Wednesday, October 29

12:00 - 1:30 pm
Virtual (see below)

Week 11

None Scheduled

Tuesday, November 17

3:30 - 5:00 pm Holt 363

Friday, December 4

1:00 - 2:30 pm Holt 363

Monday, December 7

10:30 - 12:00 pm Holt 363

Finals Week

None Scheduled

*Directions for Virtual Advising Sessions

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

  • Speakers or headphones
  • Microphone
  • Camera built into your computer or webcam (Optional)

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. 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 (.pdf)
Transfer Students - Registering for Courses - A Sample Plan (.pdf)

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