Your advisor can help you register for classes, help you with ideas to improve your grades, and can just be there to listen when things arent going well for you. Your advisor can help you find answers, get referrals, navigate the system, etc.
Nursing faculty serve as advisors for Rockhurst freshmen and sophomore students before they enter nursing courses. The Research College of Nursing Academic Affairs office assigns advisors for nursing students. If you do not know whom your advisor is, call (816) 995-2808 or email the Academic Affairs secretary and request the information from.
Studying abroad is a possibility but you need to plan carefully. Contact the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences office at Rockhurst and your advisor a year in advance of going to the host country. They can provide you with the necessary information.