Ethridge named director of advising for Division of Health Sciences

Will assist University students considering health careers

Janita Ethridge

Janita Ethridge, director of advising, recruitment and retention for the Division of Health Sciences at the University of Nevada, Reno.

RENO, Nev. - Janita Ethridge has been named director of advising, recruitment and retention for the Division of Health Sciences at the University of Nevada, Reno.

In this capacity she will lead her advising team in communicating academic requirements. This includes major and core curriculum along with pre-professional and career advisement to undergraduates pursuing studies in the University's Schools of Nursing, Social Work, Speech Pathology and Audiology and Community Health Sciences. Her duties also include helping students map a timely path to graduation and overseeing the selection process for selected scholarships.

Ethridge has worked at the university for more than 14 years and her passion for students has always been at the forefront in her careers at the University of Nevada, Reno. Prior to being named director, Ethridge was an academic advisor in the division where she helped many students achieve their goals. She also served as program officer and academic advisor in the Orvis School of Nursing and as an administrative assistant with the College of Agriculture, Biotechnology and Natural Resources at the University.

She has both her bachelor and master degrees from the University of Nevada, Reno and she is a national certified counselor. Ethridge has experience in advising, retention, recruitment, and leadership at the University and has presented at the National Academic Advising Association's national and regional conferences the past two years. Ethridge believes that good advising is the key to student success and is passionate about serving students and the mission of the University of Nevada, Reno. She is excited to serve our community and to improve health care in Nevada by recruiting and advising talented students.



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