Advising Model

We are here to assist you in accomplishing your goals! We provide support to students in the Nursing program at Iowa State by utilizing a Collaborative Advising Model. Each student in the RN-to-BSN program is assigned both a faculty advisor and a professional advisor.

    Campus Resources

    All nursing Canvas courses have a Module 0. In this module, you will find a list of the most utilized campus resources for nursing students.

    Student Counseling Services (SCS) provides clinical and campus-based services to help students achieve their educational and personal goals. SCS supports the holistic well-being of every Iowa State student and promotes a healthy and inclusive community through clinical services, outreach, consultation, crisis intervention and collaboration with campus partners.

    TAO Self-Help

    What is TAO?

    TAO is an online platform of tools and educational modules to help you learn about and change how you think and feel. TAO covers over 150 brief, effective educational sessions covering over 50 common topics and skills related to mental health, wellness, and substance use issues. TAO Includes interactive sessions, mindfulness mental health, wellness, and substance use issues aimed at helping you achieve your goals.

    Get Started today! No fee for Iowa State Students, Faculty and Staff using and Iowa State University email.


    Academic & Registration Support

    Academic Year 2023-2024

    Event Date
    Nursing Program Orientation August 15, 2023
    Fall Semester August 21, 2023 thru December 15, 2023
    Winter Session December 18, 2023 thru January 12, 2024
    Spring Semester January 16, 2024 thru May 10, 2024
    Practicum Immersion Dates March 22 & March 23, 2024  |  April 25 & April 26, 2024
    Nurse Pinning Ceremony May 8, 2024


    Graduation Resources

    In order to receive your degree, you must apply for graduation regardless if you will attend a graduation ceremony or not.

    Applying for graduation is not an application to participate in a ceremony.

    RN-to-BSN students have the option to attend University Commencement, College Convocation, and a Nurse Pinning Ceremony. Graduates may choose to participate in one, two, three, or none of these events!

    Students who graduate during the summer session may choose to walk in the Spring commencement, convocation ceremony, and pinning ceremony if desired.