An academic advisor is the first person of contact a student reaches out to with questions regarding their education. Upon admission to UAB, each student is assigned an advisor on their BlazerNet page. Making contact with them is just one click away.

Pre-Nursing Advisors


Jessica BumpusJessica G. Bumpus graduated from the University of Montevallo with a BS in Speech-Language Pathology, then went on to obtain her MA and PhD in Higher Education Administration from the University of Alabama. Prior to joining the School of Nursing in May 2017, Jessica served as the Coordinator for the Transfer Center at UAB and later worked at Jefferson State Community College. She loves helping students reach their goals and finding ways to promote their success as a student.

Evoke EmoninaOvuke’ Emonina graduated from University of Alabama in Huntsville with a BA in Biological Sciences and obtained her M.Ed. in Counseling at the University of Montevallo. Ovuke’ joined the School of Nursing in May 2017 bringing over 11 years of advising experience. Prior to joining the School of Nursing, she worked with undergraduates and medical students in the UAB College of Arts & Sciences and the UAB School of Medicine. She is available to assist students with their goals by providing advising and resources for a successful academic experience.

Why do I need an advisor?


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You can rely on your academic advisor for information, assistance, and encouragement throughout your time at UAB. In general, he or she is available to:

  • Help you identify your goals and develop educational plans to reach them
  • Help you understand degree requirements, course selection, and schedule planning
  • Refer you to resources across campus that can boost your academic performance
  • Help you understand academic policies and procedures
  • Provide information about potantial areas of study

Other assistance advisors provide


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UAB School of Nursing (SON) Academic Advisors works collaboratively with students throughout their time at UAB by assisting them in preparing class schedules, monitoring academic progress, and offering guidance. Advisors also meet with prospective students to discuss individual programs offered through the SON. Some things your advisor can help you with include:

How often should I meet with my advisor?


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You should meet with your advisor well in advance of registration to allow time to discuss your interests and goals, discuss your degree requirements, and review the courses you have chosen for the next semester. It is a good idea to meet with your advisor during each semester if you have questions, want to explore your options, or need to discuss any difficulties.

How to prepare to meet with your advisor


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Freshmen year:
  • Open Blazernet & familiarize yourself with GPS
  • Familiarize yourself with School of Nursing Program of Study
  • Prepare Academic goals and a list of needs
Sophomore year:
  • Learn about the Nursing Application Process
  • Know the deadlines for application
  • Know your foundation GPA calculation
  • Prepare essay, resume, and official documentation of volunteer work
  • Have prerequisite advising check sheet signed by Advisor

Contact your advisor


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Advisors are available by appointment in-person, by phone and by email. Students who wish to discuss detailed or complex topics (such as registration planning, lifting advisor holds, declaring majors, etc.) should schedule an appointment.

To make an appointment with your advisor, call 205-975-7529 or drop by the Student Success Office, Room 1002.