Smart Restart at the School of Nursing

Today, Chancellor Blank announced our “Smart Restart” plan for UW-Madison which includes strategies to maximize the health and safety of our campus community. This message outlines the School of Nursing’s academic plan for the fall term.

All School of Nursing didactic (non-clinical) courses will be offered remotely to ensure that we can maintain low transmission risk and control the density (number of people) in Cooper Hall. This includes both required nursing courses as well as nursing electives. Faculty and staff are working to ensure content and course delivery will continue to match UW-Madison’s dedication to high quality learning experiences.

Experiential/clinical courses will be prioritized for in-person instruction (labs, simulation, experiential) on campus in Signe Skott Cooper Hall as well as in clinical agencies. The School of Nursing has expanded its use of innovative technologies to provide high quality learning experiences both in and out of the clinical setting. Students will learn more about these online learning platforms as we near the start of the fall term.

The Clinical Placement Unit is working collaboratively with clinical agencies, and will communicate more information regarding your specific clinical placement when we are able. As in years past, second year TBSN students will need access to a vehicle in order to access clinical sites (up to 90 miles away from Madison).

Academic advising and other student services will continue remotely during the fall semester. Academic and career advisors are available to meet with students during regular business hours (Monday-Friday, 8:00am-4:30pm). To schedule an appointment, please use Starfish within your MyUW page. Support offered through the Nursing Learning Center (NLC) will continue remotely as well. Stay tuned to for the most up-to-date information.

Only nursing students will have access to Signe Skott Cooper Hall for the purposes of engaging in face-to-face instruction and/or research through their WiscCard. Unfortunately, Cooper Hall will be closed to studying, socializing, meetings, etc.

Like you, we continue to learn more about the evolving situation. The School of Nursing is working to provide pertinent information in a timely manner. Academic Affairs will be hosting live sessions for students over the coming weeks to address your questions. Continue to check your WiscMail, UW-Madison’s Smart Restart page, and the School of Nursing student website for updates.

Thank you,

Dean Linda Scott

This post was authored by Amy Corridon on 06/18/2020.