Information Regarding COVID and Returning to Campus  


                                                                                                        CURRENT STUDENT INFORMATION 

Department of Nursing Fall 2020 Course Plan – as of June 2020

We hope your summer is going well and that you are enjoying time away from school.  For those taking classes this summer, we wish you the best.  We are looking forward to our nursing classes starting up again in the fall.  The purpose of this communication is to inform you of our course plans for fall.  Our plans are based on CDC, state, local, and university guidelines. We believe we are doing our best to meet your needs in the program in a safe manner.  

We have support of the college as well as the university regarding our need to provide “hands on” learning activities through lab/simulation and clinical.    We all recognize that what is planned now for fall may need be revised before the semester begins due to the uncertainties that lie ahead.  We will be holding a town meeting the third week in July for all nursing students which will provide an opportunity for discussion and questions regarding fall and spring semesters.  You will be receiving an invitation to participate online.  In the meantime if you have questions or concerns please contact us.

ASN Didactic Courses will be taught using a live-stream modality.  The classrooms on campus are being fit with technology to allow live-streaming from the classroom.  Each course will be taught on the day and time listed on the schedule (synchronous).  Live-streaming will allow students to participate remotely or in the classroom. Using this modality will make it easier to move to 100% remote delivery if the pandemic conditions worsen.  The university is adjusting the number of seats in classrooms to maintain proper distancing, which may limit the number of students who can physically attend class in the classroom.  Instructors will discuss with students to determine who attends onsite and who attends remotely.  Begin to think about your preference.  Faculty and students onsite will be required to wear masks and maintain recommended distancing.  Supplies will be provided for cleaning of the classrooms between classes.  There will be a simple screening, including a few questions and a temperature check, which will take place before classes to monitor for symptoms and exposure.  The university has asked that courses move to online instruction after the Thanksgiving holiday.

ASN Lab/Simulation Courses will be taught as they have been in the past with a few modifications.  The use of masks will be required and distancing guidelines will be followed as much as possible.  There will be a simple screening, including a few questions and a temperature check, which will take place before classes to monitor for symptoms and exposure before entering the lab/simulation area. Cleaning of frequently touched areas will occur between lab sessions.  Simulation debriefing sessions will be held but will be spread out into larger areas for distancing purposes. 

ASN Clinical Courses will be taught as they are scheduled. Requests for fall clinical placements have all been submitted to our clinical partners.  At the present time we have received word from our clinical partners either formally or informally that students will be welcomed back fall semester.  We will do all we can to ensure students get the clinical experiences they need but we are also aware that we are at the mercy of our clinical partners who provide us placements.  In the case clinicals are suspended before the end of the semester, contingency plans using simulation and other similar activities are in place.  There will no clinical make ups for clinicals missed spring semester.  Labs and simulations are being adjusted to address areas of concern or deficiency due to lost clinical time.

BSN Face-to-Face courses will be taught according to the days and time on the schedule using the live-streaming modality, following guidelines regarding masks, distancing, screening, and cleaning between classes.

The Nursing Testing Center will remain open for limited use, with most testing being done remotely using Proctorio.

The Department of Nursing Office Suite will open for regular hours beginning the first part of August.  The use of masks is required  and distancing while in the office suite as well as in the HP Building hallways and classrooms.


                                            Watch the College of Health and Public Service (CHPS) Advisors Virtual Town Hall

We discussed the new delivery methods for the Fall 2020 semester and can help you :

·      Identify what your schedule looks like,

·      Identify courses in the Registration Menu

·      Provide ways to succeed while navigating these changes successfully

Watch the Virtual Town Hall at:








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