Resources for Fall 2020 Semester
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.
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:
- Vancouver Students – 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS, or Android: https://wsu.zoom.us/j/667952432
Meeting ID: 667 952 432
- Spokane Students – 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS, or Android: https://wsu.zoom.us/j/824552593
Meeting ID: 824 552 593
- Tri-Cities Students – 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS, or Android: https://wsu.zoom.us/j/269101011
Meeting ID: 269 101 011
If you are not able to attend during this time please let us know as soon as possible. Please reach out to Rychelle Wagner, firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions or to get the recording.
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.
Resources for virtual learning
- Microsoft Teams
- Zoom Video Conferencing Services
- Blackboard LearnLogin
- Blackboard Learn Overview
- Student Guide for Completing Courses Remotely – Includes Blackboard Learn information and tutorials, instructions for setting up your WSU Zoom account for videoconferencing, and more.
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.
Campus Health & Safety Measures
Each campus has a safety plan. Please refer to your campus of registration for more information.
Campus Safety & Security
Until further notice, all academic advising appointments will be held via phone, email, or Zoom videoconferencing. Please contact your advisor to schedule an appointment.