Undergraduate & Accelerated Direct-Entry MSN Students

Information on this page is current as of June 17, 2020.

Classes & Instructional Meetings

Course instruction is online through the Summer 2020 semester. Students should have received further instructions on Canvas related to how to attend classes at their regularly scheduled times.

All testing is online/virtual through the Summer 2020 semester. As Examity had to shut down a major part of their proctoring operations due to COVID-19, UC has replaced it with Honorlock. For instructions, please check Honorlock Online Proctoring for Students, which provides resources for setting up your test-taking environment and Honorlock testing guidelines. Please also watch a video on how to use Honorlock Universal in Canvas.

The University of Cincinnati has announced a plan for students to return to campus Aug. 24 for the fall 2020 semester. For more information, including details about the university's expanded health and safety measures, visit Return to Campus.

Lab & Clinicals

All in-person clinical experiences are suspended. Students are not expected to be in hospitals, clinical settings or the College of Nursing. Your clinical/course faculty will contact you about simulated clinical experiences. This decision was made to limit the spread of COVID-19, reduce the strain on our clinical partners and their PPE supplies and respond to recent increases in cases. The college is working on a plan for simulated, synchronous clinical case simulations that meet the Ohio Board of Nursing Law and Rule. In a statement issued by the Ohio Board of Nursing, nursing programs are encouraged to exercise creative options using online simulation.

Co-op students should not continue working with UCMC's or Cincinnati Children's' preceptors for the remainder of the semester.

Students who are working independently as PCAs/CNAs need to consult their employers regarding any potential restrictions/considerations.

Resources & Support

The College of Nursing's student advisors are available by virtual appointment. If you have concerns about completing your coursework in an online format, please reach out to your professors or advisor.

These areas are closed until further notice:

  • First-floor simulation lab
  • Third-floor simulation lab
  • All campus libraries

Emily Kean, the CON Librarian, has virtual office hours on Mondays from 10 a.m. to noon and Tuesdays from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Faculty, staff and students can schedule a meeting with her, or drop into her virtual office during office hours.

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