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Academic Advising

The Duke University School of Nursing is proud of its personalized advising process, which provides for consistent monitoring and communication about students’ academic interests and progression to graduation.

The advising process varies based on the academic program and enrollment options available within the School of Nursing. You are encouraged to view the department pages and student handbooks for more information.

Advisor Assignment Information

  • Incoming MSN students receive notification of their assigned advisor via email, typically three to four months prior to the start of their first term.
  • Incoming ABSN students are assigned a faculty advisor at the beginning of the semester.
  • Incoming DNP students are assigned a pre-advisor at the time of matriculation to assist with completion of the Long Range Matriculation Plan. The academic advisor is assigned once the Long Range Plan is approved.

New Student Information

Once you have been admitted and paid your tuition deposit, you will be classified as an active student. At this time, your Net ID and password will be sent to the email address you provided in your admission application, and you will then have access to log into the DukeHub student portal. DukeHub is a web-based enrollment system that allows you as a student to develop your Long Range Plan (where applicable), register for courses, add or drop courses, make changes to certain bio/demo data, request a transcript and view your grades.

Current Student Information

Each semester, your advisor will review your academic progress. If there are no deviations from your approved Matriculation (MAT) Plan, you will be made eligible to register for courses for the upcoming term. If deviations are noted or changes are necessary, you will need to schedule time to consult with your advisor prior to registration to update your MAT Plan. While ABSN students are not required to complete the Matriculation Long Range Plan, their progress is still monitored by the ABSN program. If it is determined that a student needs to decelerate, a specific deceleration plan will be sent to the student by the advisor and program director.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Office of Admissions and Student Services at studentservices@dm.duke.edu or (877) 415-3853.