Graduate Programs


Center for Academic Affairs

The mission of the Center for Academic Affairs in the School of Nursing is to promote and facilitate the success of its students. This mission is implemented through the functions of academic counseling, recruitment, admissions, registration, certification, academic record maintenance, academic performance monitoring, orientation programs, minority and international counseling, graduation, and student activities. Student services personnel serve as liaisons between students, faculty, and other groups in interpreting School of Nursing and university policies and procedures, and in advocating students’ rights and responsibilities.
Students new to the School of Nursing will receive orientation materials in the mail prior to the start of the semester.
Guidance and Counseling
A counselor in the Indiana University School of Nursing Center for Academic Affairs is available as a resource for students. Students must see their faculty advisors for academic counseling and program planning. The counselor for minority affairs on the IUPUI campus is also available to assist minority students with special needs. Students at IUPUI may also consult the Adult Psychiatry Clinic, the Chaplain’s Office, the Learning Skills Center, the Office of Career and Employment Services, Counseling and Psychological Services, or other local agencies for specialized counseling.
Graduate Minority Mentoring Program

The IU School of Nursing has initiated a graduate student mentoring program to support minority and international students during their education in the graduate program. Faculty members serve as mentors for students.

The goals of the program are:

  1. To help students develop personal, social, and professional skills that will enable them to understand the challenges of graduate education and will enhance opportunities for academic and professional success.
  2. To motivate students’ involvement in opportunities presented through the Indiana University Graduate School, Indiana University School of Nursing, and Indiana University support services.
  3. To promote communication between students, administrators, professors, mentors, staff, and the community.
  4. To promote experiences that will support the accomplishment of a student’s professional goals.
  5. To meet regularly with students to review progress and to make plans for future success.

The benefits of the program for participating students are:

  1. Opportunities to learn more about the Indiana University School of Nursing and Indiana University itself.
  2. Expert assistance in developing career goals in advanced practice nursing.
  3. Expert guidance in making career decisions.
  4. Assistance in bridging the gap between academic achievement and its application in the workplace.
  5. Participation in peer group experiences designed for students of color.
  6. Individual instruction to prepare for admission into and progression through the graduate program in nursing.