Information Regarding COVID

Department of Nursing AY 2020-2021 Course Plan
Updated—FEBRUARY 2020

The purpose of this communication is to inform you of Nursing’s current course plans for Fall 2021 and Spring 2021 semesters. Our plans are based on CDC, state, local, and university guidelines. We believe we are doing our best to meet your needs in the program in a safe manner.

We have support of the college as well as the university regarding our need to provide “hands-on” learning activities through lab/simulation and clinical. Due to the uncertainties that lie ahead, we all recognize that the plans currently being implemented may need to be revised.

Nursing faculty is conducting rapid response COVID tests for our students as well as tracks our student's COVID status. 

If you have questions or concerns please contact us.


ASN Didactic Courses


ASN Didactic Courses are being taught face-to-face  and by using a live-stream modality. The classrooms on campus have been fit with technology to allow live-streaming from the classroom. Each course will be taught on the day and time listed on the schedule (synchronous). Live-streaming allows students to participate remotely or in the classroom. Using this modality makes it easier to move to 100% remote delivery if the pandemic conditions worsen. The university adjusted the number of seats in classrooms to maintain proper distancing, which may limit the number of students who can physically attend class in the classroom. Instructors and students are discussing who attends onsite and who attends remotely. Faculty and students onsite are required to wear masks and maintain recommended distancing. Supplies are being provided for cleaning of the classrooms between classes. Simple screening, including a few questions and a temperature check, are conducted before classes to monitor for symptoms and exposure.

ASN Lab/Simulation Courses are being taught as they have been in the past with a few modifications. The use of masks are required and distancing guidelines are being followed as much as possible. There is a simple screening, including a few questions and a temperature check, before classes to monitor for symptoms and exposure before entering the lab/simulation area. Cleaning of frequently touched areas are between lab sessions. Simulation debriefing sessions are being spread out into larger areas for distancing purposes.


ASN Clinical Courses

ASN Clinical Courses will continue to be taught as they are scheduled. We are doing all we can to ensure students get the clinical experiences they need but we are also aware that we are at the mercy of our clinical partners who provide us placements, and to students being exposed and/or infected with the virus. In the cases clinicals are suspended before the end of the semester, or students are unable to attend clinicals due to COVID, contingency plans using simulation and other similar activities are in place with labs and simulations being adjusted to address areas of concern or deficiency due to lost clinical time.

BSN Face-to-Face

BSN Face-to-Face courses are being taught according to the days and times on the schedule using  face to face classes and the live-streaming modality, following guidelines regarding masks, distancing, screening, and cleaning between classes.

The Nursing Testing Center will remain open for limited use, with most testing being done remotely using Proctorio.

The use of masks is required  and distancing while in the office suite as well as in the HP Building hallways and classrooms. 


Prospective nursing students or those interested in a nursing career, please contact the pre-nursing advisors.


Engage in hands-on learning in simulation labs and through clinical opportunities in our community. Participate in research, internships, and international health care experiences.

UVU Nursing is serious about high academic standards balanced with a compassionate and team-oriented emphasis on preparing professional, skilled, and caring nurses.

UVU creates nurses who succeed. Nursing students NCLEX-RN pass rate was 12 percentage points higher than the national average in 2018.

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