School of Nursing Faculty Advisor Information

Faculty advisors and course instructors serve as the primary resources for academic concerns and guidance as students progress through their respective nursing programs.  Currently enrolled nursing students can identify the name of their advisor by referencing the advisor list previously provided or visit the School of Nursing reception desk to obtain a new list.


APO (RN-BSN) and Prelicensure BSN Roadmaps

BSN Program Roadmap (curriculum for students admitted prior to Fall 2013

BSN Program Roadmap (new curriculum for students admitted for and after Fall 2013)

APO Program Roadmap

Sequoia BSN Program Roadmap (curriculum for students admitted prior to FAll 2013)

Sequoia BSN Program Roadmap (new curriculum for students admitted for and after Fall 2013)


Graduate and Post Master's Faculty Advisors

Nursing Emphasis                                              Advisor

Adult Acute/Chronic Care                                   Chou or Li

Family Nurse Practitioner                                    Boyle

Nursing Administration                                        Baj

Pediatrics                                                          van Dam or Musselman

Post Master's FNP Certificate                             Carr

Public/Community Health                                   Carabez or Karimjee

Women's Health                                                 Doan


Graduate and Post Master's Roadmaps

GMSN (Entry Level MSN) Curriculum Roadmap

RN-MSN Curriculum Roadmap

RN-MSN FNP Concentration Curriculum Roadmap

Post Master's FNP Certificate Roadmap


SFVA MSN Cohort Advising Grids

MSN Cohort CNS Advising Grid

MSN Cohort FNP Advising Grid

MSN Cohort Nursing Administration Advising Grid


Change of Advisor Requests

There may be circumstances which require students to change their advisor. In these instances a Change of Advisor form must be completed by the student and approvals must be received from both the current and proposed new advisors.  

Mandatory Advising

School of Nursing advisng is intended to support student's academic success, facilitate their time to graduation, and to assist with enrollment management.  Advisng is therefore required for all APO, graduate, and post master's students during the designated mandatory advising period each semester. Students will be notified when the advising period is via their SF State email address.


BSN students are not required to meet with an advisor each semester.  However it is recommended they contact an advisor to discuss any academic, personal, or career related concerns.


Undergraduate Student General Education Advising

Undergraduate nursing students can receive General Education (GE) advisement by contacting any of the three offices indicated below. Students should bring a Degree Audit Report (DARS) to all advisement sessions.

1) School of Nursing assigned faculty advisor


2) SF State Undergraduate Advising Center in ADM, Room 211

   Email: / Phone: (415) 338-2103

   Daily Quick-Question Drop-in Hours: Monday - Thursday 10am -4pm


3) College of Health and Social Sciences Student Resource Center in HSS Room 239

    Email: / Phone: (415) 405-3533


General Graduate Student Advising

The SF State Division of Graduate Studies provides support to students from the time of application

through graduation.  Current students who seek advice about completing degree requirements can contact

their assigned nursing faculty advisor or the General Advisor in Grad Stop.  Contact information for that office

if provided below.

Graduate Studies Advising web site: