Hillary Vara, M.S. (She, Her, Hers)

  • Nursing Consortium Advisor
  • UWP - University of Wisconsin-Parkside Department
  • MS, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2018
  • PHONE: (262) 595-2653
  • EMAIL: vara@uwp.edu
Hillary Vara
I am the nursing Academic Advisor for the UW-Parkside/UW-Milwaukee Nursing Consortia. I also work with RN-BSN Completion students who live in the Racine, Kenosha, and surrounding areas. As a first-generation college student, I have a deep-rooted passion for helping students by supplying information and guidance to them to enrich their collegiate journey. I am an animal lover with three dogs (Ruby, Lucy and Brody) and two cats (Tilly and Ziggy). I enjoy spending time with my family, baking treats and being outdoors kayaking or hiking.

Teaching Interests

I enjoy teaching and leading workshops on topics about leadership, student involvement, networking and campus resources.

Research Interests

As an advisor I am always researching how to best support students. This includes teaching and learning at a distance such as online methods, student services and student development theory and practice.

Consulting Interests

I work with and advise freshman, transfer and second degree seeking students. This includes both pre-nursing and the professional major.

Service Awards

2022: Designed to recognize faculty or full-time advisors who have five or fewer years of experience in advising (at any institution) and have made significant impact in their unit, on campus, or in the field of advising. , Advising Profession Impact Award , Professional, WACADA (Wisconsin Academic Advising Association
UWP 101 - First Yr Sem: Natural/Hlth Sci
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