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Suspension of clinicals d/t COVID-19

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by Lumina88 Lumina88 (New) New

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Some unis and colleges are moving to online instruction. Read about a hospital rescinding clinical placements to preserve PPE for staff. Thinking about our psychiatric nursing students....

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adventure_rn is a BSN and specializes in NICU, PICU.

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Many of my the units in my hospital are still permitting students, but the students aren't allowed to care for patients on isolation (to preserve resources). Honestly, you could make the argument that people in a hospital setting shouldn't be exposed to any non-essential personnel, since any one of those students could potentially be a carrier.

My hospital has an associated university and nursing school; we just received notification that all university classes will be online for the remainder of the semester, and anybody living on campus is required to leave and go home. I have no idea how those nursing students (many of whom would be losing their local housing) could possibly complete their minimum clinical hours to graduate and sit for NCLEX. Sounds like a mess.

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jeanbeth has 8 years experience as a MSN, DNP, RN and specializes in Gerontology, Education.

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I agree - I also have no idea how my students will be able to could complete their minimum clinical hours to graduate and sit for NCLEX. We need answers and action from our Boards of Nursing.

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ViolettaCCU has 20 years experience as a MSN and specializes in Cardiac ICU.

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My university is going to virtual sim education via vSim for Nursing by Walter Kluwer.

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HiddencatBSN has 9 years experience as a BSN and specializes in Peds ED.

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My school’s clinicals have been suspended....and they are asking us to teach virtual simulation and case studies to replace the clinical. I think this is a huge disservice and am thinking of bowing out for the upcoming section. We’ve been assured we’ll be given the education and resources to feel comfortable doing this but a. I had no support or resource help when I started as a clinical instructor and b. I’m not sure feeling comfortable swapping clinical experience for case studies and simulation is a knowledge gap and c. there’s no discussion about compensation for the extra labor this is going to require beyond what we were contracted for.

I’d much rather bring my students in to work with me 1-2 at a time until they meet their hours once they’re allowed back on clinicals.

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WestCoastSunRN has 24 years experience as a MSN and specializes in CVICU, MICU, Burn ICU.

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20 hours ago, HiddencatBSN said:

I’d much rather bring my students in to work with me 1-2 at a time until they meet their hours once they’re allowed back on clinicals.

Would your facility allow students at this time? The ones around here will not.

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HiddencatBSN has 9 years experience as a BSN and specializes in Peds ED.

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2 hours ago, WestCoastSunRN said:

Would your facility allow students at this time? The ones around here will not.

That’s why I said “once they’re allowed back in to clinicals.”

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WestCoastSunRN has 24 years experience as a MSN and specializes in CVICU, MICU, Burn ICU.

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5 hours ago, HiddencatBSN said:

That’s why I said “once they’re allowed back in to clinicals.”

whoops, missed that part

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