Student Services & Support

Carson-Newman University faculty member explaining concepts to FNP student

Student Services & Support

Student Support Services

Carson-Newman is a leader in adult online education and understands the needs of online students, the challenges they face, and how to help make them successful.

At Carson-Newman, you are a member of a vibrant and active academic nursing community. Carson-Newman's online students can expect the same academic excellence and student support as the on-campus nursing students. 

Dedicated Student Success Support

Online students are matched with a dedicated student success advisor who provides one-on-one guidance from registering for your first class to graduation day. Your student success advisor serves as a personal resource to help round out your learning experience and keep you on track for graduation.

Clinical Placement Support Services

As an online FNP student, you will benefit from stress-free clinical placements. Shortly after enrollment, you will need to complete a placement intake form. A placement specialist will then work with Carson-Newman to source and secure and a quality placement site and preceptor. Once the sites have been approved by the Department of Nursing, Carson-Newman will share the placement site details with you prior to placement.

    About Our Student Success Advisors

    Advisors for student success provide academic support from the time of enrollment through graduation and beyond. Academic support, which is available to all students, helps to prepare you to achieve your academic and professional goals.

    Advisors encourage students to make the most of their online learning experience at Carson-Newman by educating them about campus resources, academic opportunities, and program-specific graduation requirements. From providing one-on-one tutoring to connecting you with structured study groups and academic workshops, Carson-Newman’s student success advisors identify each student’s individual needs and provide them with tailored solutions that ensure academic and professional success.

    Mary Catherine Hefner, Online MSN-FNP Student at Carson-Newman

    "I honestly cannot say enough positive things about the student success advisor. She has just been top-notch. Amy Skelton gave a very much appreciated overview of the program in the beginning and would check-in each semester to make sure we were properly registered. She’d then follow-up to see how we’re doing within the first couple of weeks, mid-way, and at the end with emails and phone calls. She immediately replied to emails and was always ahead of the eight ball, providing information to us many times before even the instructors get it to us."

    - Mary Catherine Hefner, Online MSN-FNP Student

    Miranda Kerley, Online MSN-FNP Student at Carson-Newman

    "Working with Amy has been absolutely fantastic. She responds to everything super quick and she's very friendly that she's made joining Carson-Newman probably the easiest experience I've had with school. I can't picture having to work with anybody that would do any better at their job."

    - Miranda Kerley, Online MSN-FNP Student

    Career Development Services

    One of Carson-Newman’s most useful resources is the Office of Career Development. This office provides students and alumni with guidance in all their professional development needs. Examples of such services include: offering advice about majors and job opportunities, helping write resumes, and drafting cover letters.

    Career Development helps students and alumni identify and take advantage of opportunities throughout their academic and professional careers.

    Other Ways Carson-Newman Supports Students Include:

    • Clinical placement and preceptor support for FNP students
    • Online learning environment walkthrough and demonstration
    • Assistance with registration
    • Access to online tutoring
    • Access to the Writing Center

    Want More Information about the Clinical Placement Process?

    Schedule a convenient time to talk with an enrollment advisor to learn:

    • How the Clinical Placement Process Works
    • What the Placement Experience is Like
    • What You Can Expect from Your First Day of Clinicals
    • and more!

    Student Support Advisor

    Name: Amy Skelton, Student Success Advisor

    Phone: 865-471-8984

    Text Messages Only Line: 865-375-5054