Message to the Student Community regarding COVID-19

Important information regarding academic operations in the Jefferson College of Nursing and COVID-19

For Thomas Jefferson University’s information and resources page of COVID-19, including the latest news and updates, please visit the University COVID-19 Information website.

To Jefferson College of Nursing Students

In our continued efforts to maintain open communication with the Jefferson College of Nursing student body, please see the information below regarding COVID-19 and students in academic and clinical settings. The health and safety of our students, faculty, staff and patients is of prime importance.  Please note the following:

Didactic Coursework:

  • Commencing Monday, March 16, 2020 all courses previously offered onsite will transition to a virtual format.
  • Over the next few days, faculty will be working to convert onsite course components/requirements to a virtual platform.
  • Program Directors and course faculty will provide you with more information in the coming days.

Simulation Activities:

  • All simulation labs will be held remotely, commencing March 16, 2020.

Clinical Rotations:

  • Commencing Friday, March 16, 2020 all clinical rotations for Jefferson College of Nursing BSN, MSN, and DNP students will be suspended until further notice.
  • For students graduating in May 2020:  We will utilize best practices to implement virtual simulations and case-based approaches to meet clinical hour requirements and student learning outcomes in a timely manner.
  • For students graduating in August 2020 and beyond:  We will utilize a combination of approaches.  We will implement some virtual simulations and focus on making up clinical hours in the summer and fall.
  • You will be receiving more information on this in the coming days.

Your safety, and the safety of the entire Jefferson community, are our top priority.  The faculty and I are here to address any questions or concerns you may have.  I will get you the most up-to-date-information as I receive it.  Please stay connected and informed by accessing the most accurate and current information available, including Jefferson’s Coronavirus website, the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and all University emails.

Lastly, please exercise caution and take care of yourself and those around you.

Marie Ann Marino, EdD, RN, FAAN
Dean and Professor
Jefferson College of Nursing