Upon acceptance to the CCON Graduate Program, each student is assigned a faculty member who serves as the student’s personal academic advisor. The advisor will contact the student to provide contact information and to set up an initial meeting. The advisor/advisee relationship is one of shared responsibility. Students are ultimately responsible for personal and academic choices yet the advisor’s role is to provide mentoring and advice to enhance informed decision making. The faculty advisor is the student’s primary resource for academic planning and problem solving.
At CCON, the Academic Advisor is available by email or phone appointment and through open walk-in hours to assist you with:
Course selection and scheduling
New student transitioning
Touch point advising
Mental health concerns
Continuing education counseling
Connect you with resources and additional support services
The Advisors Role in the Academic Advising Process is to:
Encourage and support you as you strive to meet your educational goals
Be accessible to answer your questions
Understand and effectively communicate CCON policies and procedures
Listen and respect your individual choices and values
Help you define and monitor your academic, personal and career goals
Assist and encourage you to make responsible decisions
As appropriate, connect you with additional resources and campus offices
The Students Role in the Academic Advising Process is to:
Come prepared to all advising sessions with questions and materials needed
Always be clear about your personal values, abilities and goals
Identify that advising is a shared responsibility and accept final accountability for all decisions
Be an active learner by participating fully in the advising experience
Reach out and make appointments with the advisor when you are in need of assistance;especially when required
Become knowledgeable about policies, procedures and requirements
Student Enrichment Center (SEC) staffed by faculty
Access to Columbia St. Mary's Library
On-campus Computer Lab and other technology services
Faculty/Staff office hours
If you or a friend, are experiencing a life threatening emergency, please call 911 immediately.
Glendale Police Department: (414) 962-4619
Northshore Crime Stoppers: (414) 962-4258
Warm Line: (414) 777-4729 (evening and weekend hours if you just need a listening ear)
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
Milwaukee Women's Center Crisis Line: (414) 671-6140
More resources can be found at: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Students can locate resources and handouts on a range of topics on the Student Support Moodle page. For more info, please contact the Academic Advising Office.
Strive to be to your classmates what you should be to your patients.
It will be important for you to believe in yourself. You made it this far for a reason!
Treat your patients, fellow students, professors, and staff with respect.
Be on time
Both physically and with assigned work.
Work Minimal hours
Most students cannot be successful working full time; school needs to be your priority.
Be prepared to work hard
Take time to determine how to improve your study skills and strategize for the semester ahead.
Use professional language
Don’t write as you may talk in casual conversations or texting.
Use your resources
Think outside the box. Be creative with finding ways to make it through the program. Use what’s available to you.
Faculty and staff are here to help you be successful
Ask your professors to explain things right away if you do poorly on an exam, quiz or paper. If you don't understand something it’s your responsibility to ask questions.
Don’t whine – win!
Find a study buddy or group
Create a study group of 2 to 3 people.
Organization & Time management is key
Determine how you will plan to set aside time every day to study. What helps you stay organized?
Don’t treat the first exam as a trial; treat it as a final
Understand the why and how
Memorization will not work
Don't overload your schedule with work hours and time with friends. School needs to come first
Haley Jo Geiger, MEd. | Academic Advisor
Columbia College of Nursing
4425 N. Port Washington Rd., Ste. #302
Glendale, WI 53212
Phone: (414) 326-2336 | Fax: (414) 326-2362
Please email or call the Advisor to schedule an appointment.