Undergraduate Nursing Clinicals
During this time of the COVID-19 pandemic, we would like to offer our thoughts and prayers to each of our impacted undergraduate nursing students. While faculty and administration may not see you physically, we have developed relationships with each of you. Please understand your safety and welfare is of our utmost concern. Your faculty at Bradley University are committed to supporting you in any way we possibly can. If you are experiencing academic delays related to this global crisis, and you are able, please communicate with your faculty so that consideration can be given.
This impact appears to be fluid in nature, changing on a daily basis, as we all navigate new territory. However, we stand united with the University’s decision to cancel all in-seat courses and move to online learning for not only your safety, but the patient’s we serve within the community each semester.
We are being provided a degree of flexibility in how our students can compensate for lost face-to-face clinical time during this unprecedented event by both our national accreditation body and the IL Board of Nursing. Our plan to help students accommodate for lost clinical sites and to complete clinical hours within all practicum courses for the current spring 2020 term is individualized based on each student’s needs. We have developed a plan we believe is fair and equitable for all students using virtual simulation. This additional software will require some training and access which we are working on during the upcoming week’s transition. This program/software will NOT be at any additional cost to the student. Each student impacted will be provided a unique practicum plan upon their return on March 30th. Your individual course and clinical instructor will be in contact with you.
While you enjoy another week of spring break, please be preparing for the return of the semester by:
- Assessing your access to internet and your laptop/desktop. A webcam can allow you to meet one on one with faculty using video conferencing.
- Academic advising will continue as planned via email, phone or video conference. Please check in with your academic advisor.
- Faculty are working to convert their courses to a completely online format for the very first time. Please remember to be patient, ask questions but also maintain understanding and cooperation during this time.
- Testing in all nursing courses will occur synchronously in order to maintain the tightest academic integrity on exams. However, some faculty may choose to conduct content such as lectures and other learning activities asynchronously. Please read course announcements for more information and expectations from individual course instructors.
- Future planning will include intensive clinical boot camps upon your return in the fall.
Again, our approach is to remain as flexible and understanding as possible. We miss each and every one of you! Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have individual questions.
–Sent to Nursing Students on 03/26/2020
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