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Any RN student clinicals cancelled because of COVID-19?

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llg has 43 years experience as a PhD, RN and specializes in Nursing Professional Development.

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5 minutes ago, Queenofthesouth24 said:

Hey y’all - Minnesota graduating Nurse here. My practicuum just got cancelled. Are any of your programs talking about how to graduate students in practicuum on time? I don’t think it would be wise to delay the next wave of nurses if this blows up. 

Crickets on academic end - they're supposed to be figuring that out in the next (now 2) weeks and just started that process today.  I don't expect to hear anything until Friday.

But honestly, finishing nursing school (I'm also supposed to graduate in May) is a much lower priority than keeping hospitalized folk infection free.  If that means graduation is delayed, so be it.

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SnipRN has 1 years experience and specializes in Dialysis.

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I'm an RN to BSN student at Washington State University. As of today, the school has cancelled all clinical rotations through the rest of the semester. They are looking into online simulation-type hours to make up for it.

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I'm a nursing student in the Bay Area. Between the shelter-in-place order until April 7th (at least) and almost all hospitals dismissing students, clinicals are effectively cancelled for an indefinite period of time. Several nursing schools are petitioning the CA BRN to reduce the required hours and allow up to 50% of hours be simulation.

All my lecture classes are now online and skills lab is postponed until the shelter-in-place order is lifted.

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Devnation has 15 years experience and specializes in ED, PACU, CM.

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I'm an ACNP student in Maryland and clinicals are still in session for both undergrad and grad students, so far. Classes have moved to online.

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Our clinicals have been cancelled and we are moving to an online simulation format. Both hospitals in our area turned away students, so we didn’t really have a choice. 

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Our hospital cancelled all students but is offering work as advanced care techs to nursing students. 

There is a site, nursing.com, that is setting up a free platform for nursing students to get virtual clinical hours. 

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31 minutes ago, christacarver said:

Our hospital cancelled all students but is offering work as advanced care techs to nursing students. 

 

There is a site, nursing.com, that is setting up a free platform for nursing students to get virtual clinical hours. 

So you're not good enough to take care of their sick patients as a student, but they'll hire you to do their sick patient scut work!  Something wrong with that picture.

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christacarver has 3 years experience.

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As students there is no protection for them. As employees they are covered through employee health if they are exposed. They are also getting paid for it. We need support staff desperately but we don't have the resources to distribute PPE for students right now. 

Plus they are not just scut work. ACT status actually expands the scope of practice of a tech to include pretty much every nursing school skill except administration of medications and assessments. 

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EDboundSN has 5 years experience as a EMT-B and specializes in the Emergency Department.

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I go to a state school in San Diego.  All of our lectures were cancelled early last week and moved to online, clinical were cancelled last weekend.  The School of Nursing is saying May graduate should still graduate on time, but they're still working on a plan to see if that's possible.  Some of the other cohorts (we run 7 at a time) have already been told that their graduation is going to be pushed back a semester.  

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Tweety has 28 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Med-Surg, Trauma, Ortho, Neuro, Cardiac.

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No students are allowed on our campus.

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Yeah, our school canceled clinicals and our lectures are now all online :( 

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Winston Salem NC has cancelled classes and clinicals. They're trying to work on a plan but so far it's been to move everything online. IDK how that's going to work with getting our clinical hours.

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