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The WSU College of Nursing is working diligently to prepare for a safe and healthy fall semester for all students, faculty, and staff. Fall term, and potentially the entire academic year, will look different than previous years but our committment to academic excellence has not changed. The University and the college are committed to student success and to the health and safety of our entire community and state.

On this page you will find information and resources regarding fall 2020 semester. Please check your WSU email often. All communication regarding course work, labs, clinicals and programmatic changes will be communicated via email. You can expect to receive regular communication from the college. Additionally, this website will be updated as new information becomes available.

For Students

College and Campus Orientation

The college and campuses are developing plans for fall orientation. Information will be provided via email and added to this page as plans are finalized.

Orientation for new DNP students

Please plan to participate in the fall 2020 Q & A/Prep for the DNP program on Tuesday, August 18, 2020.

We will meet virtually by campus group for a Zoom session to answer questions and finalize your preparations for starting the DNP Program:

If you are not able to attend during this time please let us know as soon as possible. Please reach out to Rychelle Wagner, for any questions or to get the recording.

Academic Instruction

Fall classes will begin on time as scheduled and will be a mix of both flexible in-person and remote academic instruction. All didactic classes that normally meet in classrooms or conference rooms will be delivered via Zoom videoconferencing. Resources are available to assist you with virtual learning and online instruction.

On-campus time will be reserved for scheduled skills practice and simulation experiences. For learning activities that require physical contact with another individual (skills and simulation labs) the 6-foot distance requirement will be lifted. Engaging in these high touch learning activities will require students to wear a surgical mask, a medical-grade face shield, a gown, and gloves. See specific lab requirements online.

Open lab time will not be offered during fall semester.

Academic and Student Support

We realize some of the necessary changes to course delivery will affect our students, especially those with limited resources and/or access to resources. We are here to help. Below you will find a list of resources to ensure a successful fall semester.

Laptops – If you do not have access to a laptop, please contact your instructor as soon as possible. Visit our Computer Loan Program page for more information.

WiFi access – If you do not have access to WiFi or high-speed internet, please contact your instructors as soon as possible. More information regarding technology assistance can be found on the  Student Care Network website.

Library access 

Resources for virtual learning


Student Resources

Student Care Network
WSU’s Student Care Network is dedicated to supporting student success across the system through access to resources and early intervention. Each WSU location has a designated Student Care Team comprised of professionals who can recommend appropriate resources and services that can help students succeed.

Food Assistance

Financial Assistance

Campus Health & Safety Measures

Each campus has a safety plan. Please refer to your campus of registration for more information.
Campus Safety & Security

Campus Alerts

Academic Advising

Until further notice, all academic advising appointments will be held via phone, email, or Zoom videoconferencing. Please contact your advisor to schedule an appointment.


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