Nursing

Undergraduate & Accelerated Direct-Entry MSN Students

Information on this page is current as of April 7, 2020.

Classes & Instructional Meetings

All course instruction resumed online March 26 for the Spring 2020 semester and will continue online through the Summer 2020 semester. Faculty will provide further instructions on Canvas related to how to attend classes at their regularly scheduled times.

All testing for the rest of the semester will be online/virtual. As Examity had to shut down a major part of their proctoring operations due to COVID-19, UC has replaced it by 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.

HESI Exam Dates: BSN
Exam Date
Fundamentals   Apr. 29
Patho HESI Apr. 16
Pharm HESI Apr. 23
Pediatrics Apr. 24
Maternity Apr. 24
Mental Health Apr. 24
Exit HESI v.2 Apr. 15 - 16
NCLEX Success Prep Class: MedSur v.2
Apr. 29
HESI Exam Dates: Accelerated MSN  
Exam Date
Pediatrics Apr. 22
Fundamentals Apr. 27
Management Apr. 28

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 will share information on how they will conduct future advising appointments. 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, will have 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.

Other Help Resources:

RN-BSN Online Student Resources:

Work Opportunities

Several health care organizations have contacted the college with immediate needs for student nurses and new graduates during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Maple Knoll Communities is looking for state-tested nurses aides and new graduates.

Current Openings