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. Please also take a look at the Undergraduate Advising Frequently Asked Questions page for quick access to commonly requested information. 

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 advisor is an upper-class student enrolled in the Traditional 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 advisor meets 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 serves as a representative of the college at special events. In addition, the peer advisor acts as an advocate for students through coordinating the agenda for the Student Forum 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!

Emily Houlis

Emily Houlis, MEd

  • Pre-Nursing
  • RN-BSN

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Emily Reineck

  • Traditional BSN
  • Pre-Nursing, Early Admission Pathway

Hillary Stanley

Hillary Stanley, MA

  • Traditional BSN
  • Undergraduate Certificates

Kirsten Fox

Kirsten Styka, MA

  • Path2BSN
  • Pre-Nursing
  • HW
  • RN in Primary Care Certificates
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Hannah Henry
Peer Advisor

Meet our Peer Advisor

My name is Hannah Henry and I am a student in the BSN program. I was born and raised in Canal Winchester, Ohio, but I have enjoyed making Columbus feel like home. During my time thus far at Ohio State, I have participated in student organizations such as Buckeyethon, NSPIRE and Salt Company. I am very excited to serve as your Peer Advisor and get to know fellow aspiring nurses. I will do my best to guide you through what can be an overwhelming, but exciting process. We are in this together!