Academic Advising | Methodist College - UnityPoint Health

Academic Advising

New Students

Arts & Sciences Majors

Program chairs will provide academic advising for continuing students in the following programs:

Bachelor of Social Work - Mr. Corey Campbell

Health Science and Healthcare Management - Dr. Amber Schappaugh

Medical Assistant Certificate - Dr. Amber Schappaugh

Nursing Majors

Bachelor of Nursing (Prelicensure, Prelicensure Accelerated, Second Degree) - Leah Schneblin

MSN Program  - Dr. Theresa Schwindenhammer

Nursing Assistant Certificate - Dr. Theresa Schwindenhammer

RN-BSN Program - Shelley Riney, Chair of Undergraduate Nursing

Contact For Assistance

New Student Orientation Questions  Academic Advising Director
New Student Communications
Computer Issues IT Support (submit an IT Support Ticket)
Registration Issues, including CAMS issues Office of the Records and Registration
Financial Aid Questions Financial Aid Office
Tuition and Billing Concerns Office of the Bursar
Finding textbooks required for Classes Methodist College Online Bookstore
Purchasing textbooks Methodist College Online Bookstore
Book vouchers (to charge books to your CAMS account) Sent to your Methodist College email after you register for courses. Vouchers
Student Housing Questions VP of Financial Operations
Health Records Questions Contact our student services receptionist or click here to learn more.

Mission of Academic Advising

The mission of the advising program at Methodist College is to empower students to become self-directed learners and decision makers who will develop and implement sound educational and career plans consistent with their personal values, goals and career aspirations in healthcare. Collaborative relationships between students, advisors and faculty mentors will assist students in the successful transition to college life and develop students' appreciation for the academic community to which they belong.

The Academic Advising Program is offered to all new and continuing students. The Academic Advising Program is administered by Student Affairs under the direction of the Director of Academic Advising. The advising model approaches advising from the perspective of learning outcomes and educates students about their programs so that they are responsible for scheduling, progression monitoring, and graduation planning.  All new students will have a one-on-one advising and registration meeting with the Director of Academic Advising before new student orientation. The Director of Academic Advising provides support to all students and faculty. As nursing students progress in their education, nursing faculty mentors provide career and content based advising support, while schedule and course advising support will be available through the Director of Academic Advising.