Graduate Nursing Student Clinical Policy with Respect to COVID-19

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Update: March 19, 2020

At this time, we have discontinued educational activity at clinical sites.

Update: March 17, 2020

We are ending clinical training on a voluntary basis for those students who feel that their exposure is beyond the limit of their tolerance.  If you are still interested in continuing clinical training and feel safe in your environments, you may do so.  This guidance is subject to change and modification as the situation evolves. 

Voluntarily ending clinical placements may result in a delay of progression or graduation. We are working closely with boards of nursing to monitor any changes in requirements. 

Policy Date: March 13, 2020

FIRST: With regard to clinical placement for graduate nursing students, the school is following the guidance of the clinical site in which our students are placed. Each clinical site provides their own regulations and guidelines to ensure the safety of students.

SECOND: If students have concerns about their clinical placements, they should discuss these, depending on their program, with Dr. Mary Haras, chair of the Department of Advanced Nursing Practice (Contact Dr. Haras), or Dr. Edilma Yearwood, chair of the Department of Professional Nursing Practice (Contact Dr. Yearwood).

THIRD: Additional information for health care providers can be found at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (Link opens in new window.)