COVID-19

Archive from March 12, 2020

 

A Message from College President

Sheila Mingee, MBA, MSEd

and

Dean of Nursing & Associate Professor of Nursing 

Lanette Stuckey, Ph.D., MSN, RN, CNE, CMSRN, CNEcl - March 12, 2020

As the challenges associated with COVID-19 continue to evolve, our concerns for members of our community are heightened. While we currently have no cases of COVID-19 on our campus, given the concern for spread through contact and the need for greater social distance, we have been developing plans for continued operations and instruction. Ensuring the safety and well-being of students, staff, and faculty is paramount. Because of this, we will be moving all classes online for two weeks after spring break. 

In response, Lakeview administration is immediately implementing the following:  

Class

After spring break (March 16–20), all classes will be moved online until April 6. This is not an extension of spring break. Students are to remain engaged in learning activities and should consult class syllabi for guidance on readings and other assignments. Furthermore, Lakeview will be utilizing G Suite for Education Live Stream and Recording through Hangout Meets, which is like zoom and will allow faculty to hold class during their normal class time remotely with students.

Additionally, look for communication via email or E360 from your instructors. 

Class and clinical will continue tomorrow, Friday, March 13, as scheduled.

Clinical

Clinical hours will be moved from the clinical agencies to virtual simulation in the form of ATI resources, CDC modules, NurseTim VClinical, and unfolding case studies. Your instructor will send out communication on how these clinical hours will be completed and the resource that will be utilized.

We recognize that students may not have all of the course materials or books for their courses. Faculty will be aware of these challenges and will work to support students in these extraordinary circumstances. 

Faculty

We are working closely with faculty to help transition their face-to-face courses to online or other alternative formats when possible. A decision regarding continuity of instruction beyond April 6 will be made later if needed, based on the latest information available at the time.   

To the greatest extent possible, faculty should continue communicating with students and working through challenges.

Staff  

During this time period in which students are being asked to participate in social distancing, the College will remain open and will continue normal business operations.  

Events  

We are suspending all College events including Research Day until April 6.

Thank you for your patience as we work through these complex issues.  We will continue to monitor the situation and provide timely updates.   

Sincerely,

Sheila Mingee, College President

Lanette Stuckey, Dean of Nursing