COVID-19 (“CORONAVIRUS”) CONTAINMENT PLAN FOR Spring 2021 SEMESTER
Nightingale College continues to monitor the changing conditions related to COVID-19 throughout the United States. To promote the safety, health, and general wellbeing of our learners and the communities we serve, Nightingale College has adapted our Experiential Learning activities each semester as needed to allow our learners to continue to move forward in their program. While some experiential learning activities will still be offered virtually, we are excited to be able to resume experiential learning activities on ground to upper-level learners at our partner clinical locations.
Learners will begin the semester utilizing the online and hybrid experiential learning models. Schedules for the online portion of experiential learning will be coordinated and delivered during the add drop periods of the Spring semester. Schedules for the live on-ground direct focused care (clinicals) will be communicated after week 2 (two) of the semester. The number of SOFE sites open to learners is still limited, and on-ground experiential learning will be prioritized for the BSN346, BSN366 and BSN395 courses. All other EL courses will remain 100% virtual, as our on-ground focus will be clinical activity. We have found simulation is as effective or more so in the virtual arena, while also saving learners time and expense of travel. Due to the sustained move to a virtual environment, you will also notice improvements in the learner kits this term. Every learner will be receiving a modular skills trainer to practice skills at home, along with an expanded supply list.
All individual learner preceptorships will continue subject to the respective facilities’ COVID-19 policies. We recognize that these are unprecedented circumstances and are diligently working to provide meaningful and appropriate experiential learning required for learners to attain the clinical reasoning and skills required to pass the NCLEX exam and excel in their future nursing career. We continue to work with our Healthcare Partners and local communities to ensure a safe learning environment for all.
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