Nursing, PhD: Current Students

  • Advising Information

    Your Advisor

    Upon admission, the doctoral coordinator is the academic advisor for all doctoral nursing students.


    Registration for the spring semester begins in mid-October. Registration for fall semester and summer sessions begins in mid-March. Schedules are available through MyIUP and are typically posted several weeks before the registration period begins.

    Students must schedule an appointment to meet with the doctoral coordinator each semester to discuss academic progress and plans for the next semesters. At that meeting, students will receive their Time Appointment Letter, which includes the Personal Identification Number (PIN) needed to access the registration system. Sign-up times for advising appointments are posted in mid-February and mid-September, and advisees are notified by email when advising appointments begin.


    Students are expected to check their IUP email frequently and use their IUP email address when sending email to anyone in the IUP community. Important and helpful information is sent to students from the coordinator, secretary, registrar, and others. Assistance with the use of the IUP email system and other technology support is available at the IT Support Center.

    Resources and Information

    MyIUP provides links to a wide variety of information and resources, including the academic calendar, schedules, financial aid and billing, grades, how to calculate a grade-point average (GPA), and details about graduation.

    Academic Support

    Tips for Success

    • Get organized: Keep a detailed calendar with assignment due dates, exams, and other important dates. Block off study time and prepare for assignments in advance.
    • Make academic success a priority: Do your work first, and there will be plenty of time for getting involved in campus, community, and social activities.
    • Seek help to succeed and excel: IUP offers outstanding academic support services that help students be successful in their classes. Meet with your professors during their office hours and take advantage of workshops, supplemental instruction, and the Writing Center.

    Helpful Links

    Graduate Assistantships
    Transfer Credit Policy and Process
    Announcements and News

    Contact Information

    Dr. Teresa Shellenbarger
    Doctoral Nursing Coordinator
    Johnson Hall, Room 246
    1010 Oakland Avenue
    Indiana, PA 15705-1063
    Telephone: 724-357-2559
    Fax: 724-357-3267

    Michelle L. Lybarger
    Doctoral Nursing Secretary
    Johnson Hall, Room 215
    1010 Oakland Avenue
    Indiana, PA 15705-1063
    Telephone: 724-357-3250
    Fax: 724-357-3267