School of Nursing

School of Nursing Advising

Undergraduate Advising Sessions

Advising sessions are offered each month for prospective nursing students. For the Accelerated, Traditional and RN to BSN degree options.  Students will meet with a Recruiter/Advisor to discuss the program and have their transcripts evaluated. Program prerequisites, application requirements, and the admissions process will be discussed. Attending an advising session is an important first step for all prospective students.

Summer 2024 Advising and Information sessions 

Click above for the current schedule of sessions for each program 

Advising Staff

For general advising questions, please email the School of Nursing Advising at:

Accelerated BSN: Seander Garner -

Traditional BSN (both Daytime and Evening Weekend) - Alexander Holt -

RN to BSN (for RN licensed students transitioninig to a BSN) - Katie Collins -

Graduate Program Advising

For information on our MSN and DNP program please see the contact information below:

Mary Leanza Manzuk at for information regarding the application process and general program information.

Dr. Tonya Runner at for detailed program information such as clinical responsibilities and course content.

Transfer Students

Transfer guides are available for students at Columbus State Community CollegeCuyahoga Community CollegeLakeland Community CollegeLorain County Community College, and Owens Community College who wish to transfer to Cleveland State University. Each guide provides a listing of community college courses that will count towards the various Nursing prerequisites and the General Education categories at CSU.

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Recruiter/Advisors assist students with preadmission inquiries, application to the program, enrollment, graduation requirements, and academic policies and procedures. To contact a Recruiter/Advisor call (216) 687-3850. The advisors are located in the College of Health Student Services Center in IM 305.

Faculty Advisors

Each currently registered nursing student is assigned a School of Nursing Faculty member as a professional advisor to assist with nursing specific questions or concerns, career planning/counseling, and other similar matters. Students should contact their faculty advisor directly for assistance as needed.  Students are strongly encouraged to make contact with their faculty advisor at least once each semester.