All students should have a nursing advisor that they see at least once every semester to plan course schedules. This is especially important for TRANSFER students who need very careful advisement to ensure all requirements for graduation are met.
Your advisor’s signature and a key number is required in order to register for classes in person for the succeeding semester. If you are registering by phone, you will need to get your advisement key number from your advisor. This includes major registration as well as preregistration. You will need to schedule an appointment in order to plan your schedule. The forms will only be available through your advisor.
Your nursing advisor will also be available to hep you with any difficulties you may have with your classroom and clinical work. If you do not already have a nursing advisor, please contact the nursing department secretary and request one today.
Nursing faculty have regular office hours when they are available to see you. Unless it is a situation that cannot wait, you should make an appointment via the Nursing Department secretary. Messages can also be left in a mail box on the wall outside the department secretary's office and on faculty members’ telephones via voice mail. Faculty can also be reached via the Department of Nursing phone number: 395-2355.
N.B. Our secretary has multiple tasks and responsibilities, i.e. typing, answering phone and numerous questions from both faculty and students. For these reasons we hope you will be courteous, considerate, quick and quiet when you are in the office.
The majority of the clinical facilities are located in Rochester, which is about 20 miles from the Brockport campus. Transportation to and from clinical sites is the student’s responsibility.
Students need to have transportation to and from alternative experiences that they will be assigned individually during BOTH the junior and senior years. Thus it is in the student's best interest to have their driving license and a vehicle to meet student nursing clinical expectations both years of the program. Not having transportation available to reach a clinical site may result in failure of a clinical course due to inability to meet all course objectives without the included clinical experience.
When audio-visual materials are designated as being on reserve in the library, they can be found in the Special Materials Section in the library basement.
The Nursing Department bulletin board is located at the west end of the nursing faculty offices. It is the student’s responsibility to check the bulletin board, and you will be held accountable for all posted material.
Each nursing student is assigned a file folder for communication purposes. Important information is distributed through the file folder “mailboxes”, therefore it is necessary to check them every day while on campus. The mailboxes are located in the hallway adjacent to the secretary’s office in the Nursing Department.
Any statement made within any venue of social networking (facebook, twitter, etc.) which can cause actual or potential harm or injury to another person or to the Department of Nursing of The College at Brockport or the College at Brockport itself, will be grounds for dismissal from the nursing program.
Using social networking to contact preceptors or faculty is not an acceptable means of professional communication and will not be tolerated. As a reminder, it is a violation of HIPAA policies to ever discuss any aspect of clinical on social networking. Violation of HIPAA policy is subject to federal prosecution.