Online class and lab will begin on Monday, March 23, 2020 for the ADN and PN Programs. After much deliberation with faculty and staff, we have decided to continue as planned with on-site (in-person) simulation. Please follow your course instructions for onsite simulation. However, no clinical will be conducted until further notice. The clinical time will be completed with online simulation. If all course clinical hours are not able to be completed by the end of the semester, there is a chance students will be asked to attend summer clinical hours to make up the time. The date and time will be based on the availability of clinical space at the local facilities, so please keep this in mind when planning for the summer.
The first week of April, we will evaluate the necessity of online learning and if feasible student may return to traditional onsite learning for class, lab and clinical. The decision will be made based on the safety of the students, faculty and staff related to Covid-19. Below is a summary of the plan for each program.
Nurse Aide Education Program: The class at Centra Bedford Memorial Hospital will be completed next week. No new courses will start at this time.
Practical Nursing Program and Associate Degree Program: Class and lab will begin online Monday, March 23, 2020. Previously planned simulation will be conducted at the Simulation Center. Clinical at the sites will not be allowed until further notice.
RN-to-BSN: Courses will remain online we will work on providing clinical experiences for this program.
If you have been quarantined, please do not attend simulation until you have been cleared by Healthworks to return to the college.
Commencement scheduled in May is cancelled.
The college will be opened from 9 am to 1pm during the week for students needing to make payments or drop off paperwork.
Please check Moodle on a regular basis for education related to online learning for new software and instructor communication. Online learning takes self-discipline and will require at least as much time as in the classroom. Be sure to dedicate the necessary time to be successful in your courses. I will continue to post updates on Moodle regarding the mode of course delivery as the situation changes with Covid-19.
Dana M. Grant, DNP, RN, CNE
Centra College of Nursing