The Department of Nursing Office is Temporarily Closed
All work is being done remotely
For office business please call 801-863-8199
Please contact individual faculty for faculty-related business
Updated Dates for ASN Admission Interviews
Due to the uncertainty of knowing when the present social isolation guidelines will
relax, and a concern for the safety of all involved, Admission Interviews have been postponed to the week of July 13-17, 2020.
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
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
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
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: