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academic advising, appreciative advising, nursing students, student retention



  1. Read, Aggie MSN, RN, CNE
  2. Hicks, Jennifer MSN, RN
  3. Christenbery, Tom PhD, RN, CNE


The 6-phase Appreciative Advising framework for academic advising has been incorporated into a nursing program in the southeast United States, with promising initial results. Historical perspectives of academic advising, an overview of Appreciative Advising, and implementation of the framework are presented.