SON Advising Center

Linking Students with Resources for Success

Students and pre-nursing advisors work together to form a collaborative and mutually beneficial relationship and educational experience. Part of this experience requires the student to learn how to be prepared for advising appointments. The DARS system allows students to run a STAR report, or audit, on any academic major or minor.

Additionally, it is very important that all students are aware of academic deadlines which are posted on the University Student Records homepage. The NMSU Catalog contains degree plans, course descriptions, academic policies, and graduation information.

Undergraduate Advising

Students who are completing pre-requisite courses for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Degree, are admitted to NMSU as pre-nursing majors (PNUR) and obtain academic advising through the Center for Academic Advising and Student Success (CAASS). Advising for current BSN students, as well as military and 2nd degree seeking applicants is provided by the SON Advising Center in HSS 110.


Advising Schedule

The School of Nursing is now providing virtual drop-in info sessions for currently enrolled NMSU undergraduate students to address quick advising questions.

Use the Zoom ID: 949 8266 2401.
Authentication will be required when signing on (Activate your NMSU Zoom account here)
Note that the advisor will be using the waiting room feature, so there may be a slight waiting period if they are wrapping up with another student.

Please feel free to drop in during the following days and times:

  • Tuesdays 2:30pm - 4:00pm
  • Wednesdays 2:30pm – 4:00pm
There will be no drop-in info sessions offered during NMSU holidays or breaks

AlyceK.png Alyce Kolenovsky
Academic Advisor
Lead BSN advisor, student records
Military students, second degree students
(Road Runner and Pathways program)

Telephone: 575-646-2164
ChristyK.png Christy Kasiuba
Academic Advisor
Pre-nursing outreach, BSN applications, and admissions
Telephone: 575-646-5616


BSN Info Sessions will be available face to face and through an online format.
Fall 2021
Day Time Location Zoom
 Monday, Sept 13  5:30 - 6:30 pm  HSS 226 Zoom Link
 Thursday, Oct 14  1:30 - 2:30 pm HSS 226 Zoom Link
 Tuesday, Nov 16  4:00 - 5:00 pm HSS 226 Zoom Link

Spring 2022
Day Time Location Zoom
 Thursday, Feb 10  4:00 - 5:00 pm  TBD TBA
 Wednesday, Mar 16  3:00 - 4:00 pm  TBD TBA
 Tuesday, Apr 12  1:00 - 2:00 pm  TBD TBA


Graduate Advising

Advising for applicants to the MSN, DNP, and Post Graduate APRN certificate programs, as well as current graduate students , is provided by the Graduate Nursing Advisor, Karen Pech.

KarenP.png Karen Pech
Academic Advisor
Graduate programs (MSN, DNP, PhD)
Telephone: 575-646-7770

School of Nursing Advising Center Contact Information:

The SON Advising Center hours are Monday through Friday, 8 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. in HSS 110.  Appointments are preferred, but walk-ins are also accepted.

To schedule your appointment, please call 575-646-7311 or email us at

Administrative Staff

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Betty Adaime
Administrative Assistant
Telephone: 575-646-2041
Stacey Contreras
Nursing Student Coordinator-Clinical Clearances
Telephone: 575-646-3235