Undergraduate Advising

As a student currently enrolled in one of our programs, you can schedule an appointment with your advisor by calling the Office of Student Affairs and Success front desk at 614-292-4041.

Academic advisors in the College of Nursing direct course scheduling for individual students and serve as a vital connection between the student and university resources and information. Academic advisors help students with:

  • An academic major
  • General education curriculum
  • Degree options
  • Academic remediation
  • Out-of-class activities
  • Career services
  • Study abroad options
  • Non-academic support services

Academic advisors are experts at explaining how things work at the university, including policies and procedures about registrations, financial aid, petitions and appeals and graduation. They can be trusted to provide all of this accurately, confidentially and timely. Knowing you as an individual allows the academic advisor to consider your skills, abilities and interests in making these decisions. In this important role, the advisor encourages you to assume responsibility for your education by helping you develop planning, problem-solving and decision-making skills. You can log in to your Buckeyelink account to view your assigned advisor’s name and contact information.

The Peer advisors are upper-class students enrolled in the BSN program. They are trained by the Office of Student Affairs and Success professional advising staff and complete university required training for the management of FERPA protected information. The Peer advisors meet individually with pre-nursing and nursing students to advise on course registration issues, assist in the selection of degree requirements such as the General Education curriculum, and serve as representatives of the college at special events. In addition, the Peer Advisors act as an advocate for students through coordinating the agenda for Dean’s Advisory Council and representing the undergraduate student body on the Undergraduate Studies Committee.

Please note when calling for an appointment, students may be scheduled with a peer advisor.


Meet the Advising Team

During your undergraduate experience, your advisor is here to answer questions, connect you with resources, and help you make the most of your time at Ohio State. Get to know them below!

Gina Taff
College Registrar

I have been with the College of Nursing for over five years. I love the community, school spirit and staff support. I would like to encourage all of my undergraduate students to get involved outside of the classroom and become a well-rounded Buckeye.

Kelsey Palazeti
Career Services Coordinator

I have been with the college as an advisor since January 2019. My favorite part about working at Ohio State is seeing how much pride students, faculty and staff have about studying and working at the university. It is exciting to see people who are proud to be a Buckeye and proud member of the university community. One piece of advice I would give to current students is to make sure you get involved and get to know your campus. Having a community surrounding you can help make college seem smaller and help provide a support system at Ohio State, your home away from home.

Hillary Stanley
Manager, Academic Advising

I’ve been with the College of Nursing for four years. My favorite thing about working at Ohio State is how proud our students are to go to Ohio State. Talking with students that are excited about their future is one of the most inspiring and rewarding things I can do in a workday. My best piece of advice would be that it’s okay to not know everything and to have questions about navigating the university environment. Learning how to ask for help is one of the most important skills you will develop during your college experience.

Nicole Fette
Director of Student Services

I’ve been with the College of Nursing since 2007, and my favorite part has always been the students. I enjoy helping students and cheering them on as they work to accomplish their academic goals. I love hearing their stories. I always tell our students to be open to new ideas and take advantage of the opportunities at Ohio State. A new opportunity can help introduce you to a whole new world.

Meet our Peer Advisor

Avery Adams
Peer Advisor

My name is Avery Adams and I am a third-year student in the BSN program. I am originally from a small town called New Concord, OH but have loved every second of living in Columbus! During my time thus far at Ohio State, I have participated in student organizations such as BuckeyeThon and PenPals, served as a volunteer TA for Human Physiology, and am currently a member of Delight Women’s Campus Ministries. I am beyond excited to serve as your Peer Advisor and to get to know all of you as aspiring nurses. I will do my best to guide you through what can be an overwhelming, but exciting process and make you feel comfortable as we navigate college amidst a pandemic. We’re in this together!