Academic Advising

Academic advisors for students on campus are in the College of Nursing Building's Room 315. Students may make appointments by schedule or drop-in.  

Drop-in hours

For virtual meetings, select the link next to the advisor's name to enter their Zoom room during the designated drop-in hours. 

  • Tuesdays, 10 – 11:30 a.m., with Hadley Sensing (virtual or in-person)
  • Wednesdays, 1 – 2:30 p.m., with Zac Schmidt (virtual or in-person)
  • Thursdays, 9:30 – 11 a.m., Shaun Ketterman (virtual or in person)

Academic advisors

Students enrolled in the College of Nursing may e-mail their assigned advisor or schedule an appointment for any questions.

  • Shaun Ketterman, Assistant Dean for Academic and Student Affairs   
  • Zac Schmidt, Academic Advisor 
  • Hadley Sensing, Academic Advisor
  • Jennifer Sherwood, Academic Advisor

Students outside the of the UK College of Nursing or without an assigned advisor should contact the general information line:

  • College of Nursing Student Services
    conss@uky.edu | 859-323-5108

Commonly-requested academic processes 

Changing majors

  • To request a change of major out of pre-nursing or nursing and into another major, please contact your advisor.
  • To change your major to pre-nursing, please click here.

Course requests

  • Request a cognate exception 
  • If you are repeating a course with the intent to replace the prior grade, complete this online Repeat Option Form through the Office of the Registrar, after the final grade for your second attempt has been entered in your transcript. If you are repeating a course in your final semester before graduation, please complete the form during finals week.  
  • If you want to drop a class, verify with your advisor that there are no unknown (to you) consequences before completing the process through Registration. Refer to the Academic Calendar for the exact date of the last day to drop each semester.

College of Nursing Academic Advising Philosophy