Teaching and Learning

  

Academics

Academics

When will the fall semester begin and end?

The fall semester will begin September 8 and end December 23 as previously planned. See Student Communications in the section below to find specifics by program and cohort.

Tuition & Fees

  • The University is working out details related to tuition and fees. Updates will be provided here as more information becomes available.

Housing Resources

Housing Resources

How do I find housing?

  • U of M Off Campus Living has resources to assist you with your off-campus housing search, including a Roommate Finder Tool.
  • Deciding where to live is an individual decision that depends on your own circumstances and what is best for you. Keep in mind that if classes are held online this fall and on campus for spring semester, there may be reduced housing options available as leases tend to coincide with the academic calendar, not the calendar year. Consider reviewing these options before you make your decision.
  • International students should refer to International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS) for details related to the latest information regarding arrival in the US.

Health and Well-being

Health and Well-being

Resources and Contacts

Resources and Contacts

Key Resources Related to Fall 2020 Academics
The following resources will be updated regularly and will provide the most up-to-date information. Check these resources frequently:

School of Nursing Contacts

Ongoing Questions 

  

Student communications

  

BSN Sophomores

Given the most unusual times we are in and the implications for fall  semester, the School  of Nursing is committed to keeping you informed and updated on plans throughout the summer. We would first refer you to the University of Minnesota Return To Campus website that provides the most updated information about fall semester from university leadership. This website will be updated throughout the summer with school-specific information. This and other communications will be archived on the site. 

Following the information received from the University, this is how it applies to the School of Nursing and to you.

When will the semester begin and end?

The fall semester will begin (September 8) and end (December 23) as previously planned.   

Will I need to come to campus for my courses?

All of your nursing-specific (NURS) classroom courses will be held virtually (Zoom) on the date and time it was scheduled.  No scheduled classroom NURS courses will meet in person on campus during the semester.  If you are taking a non-NURS course, please check the class schedule mid July to find out the way the course will be delivered.

You will come to campus for NURS 3703 Assessment and Beginning Interventions Nursing Lab 1. Your assigned section will be divided into three small groups and your group will come to campus every third week. Students located in the Twin Cities will come to the Bentson Center and students located in Rochester will come to the simulation center on the UMR campus next to the school of nursing office. The weeks you are not on campus for your lab section, you will attend your lab session through Zoom. Your schedule will be provided to you later this summer  along with  other details of the course.

What if I need assistance from the Office of Student and Career Advancement Services (OSCAS)?

The Office of Student and Career Advancement Services is fully functioning and will continue to provide services to students virtually. All services and support are accessible to all students via Zoom, phone, or email. You may have questions or concerns leading up to the fall semester. Please reach out to your academic advisor to help process those questions or concerns. OSCAS is here to help you feel confident and prepared to start the fall semester.  If you need or wish to have an in-person appointment or meeting, please contact the individual advisor/staff member and they will work with you on that arrangement.

What if I have computer or internet access needs?

If you are having or anticipate having challenges securing reliable computer or internet access for the fall semester, please contact OSCAS at sonstudentinfo@umn.edu. Please indicate your name and degree program, and OSCAS will work directly with you to help find the resources you need to be successful in the fall.

As we prepare for fall semester, our goal is to minimize the risk of covid-19 transmission for students, faculty and staff. We will continue to uphold our academic standards and course outcomes.

It is important that you regularly check your email throughout the summer because we will be sending you information you need to know for fall semester.

Stay safe, follow recommended guidelines and regularly check the University of Minnesota Return to Campus website and the School of Nursing Return to Campus website.

BSN Juniors, Seniors and MN2

Given the most unusual times we are in and the implications for fall  semester, the School  of Nursing is committed to keeping you informed and updated on plans throughout the summer. We would first refer you to the University of Minnesota Return To Campus website that provides the most updated information about fall semester from university leadership. This website will be updated throughout the summer with school-specific information. This and other communications will be archived on the site. 

Following the information received from the University, this is how it applies to the School of Nursing and to you.

When will the semester begin and end?

The fall semester will begin (September 8) and end (December 23) as previously planned.   

Will I need to come to campus for my courses?

All of your nursing-specific (NURS) classroom courses will be held virtually (Zoom) on the date and time it was scheduled.  No scheduled classroom NURS courses will meet in person on campus during the semester.  If you are taking a non-NURS course, please check the class schedule mid July to find out the way the course will be delivered.

You will come to campus one time during the first two weeks of the semester to participate in a 3 hour refresher lab to prepare you for your practicum experiences.  Students located in the Twin Cities will come to the Bentson Center and students located in Rochester will come to the simulation center on the UMR campus next to the school of nursing office. Faculty have designed lab stations that will include activities that you would likely be expected to engage in during a practicum placement. The goal of this session is for you to familiarize yourself with equipment and/or procedures following standard guidelines. You will receive more details about signing up for a session and preparation material in the next few weeks.

Will we be scheduled for our practicum experiences in fall semester?

We have every intention for our students to be in the clinical settings that align with their practicum courses in fall semester.  We continue to be in regular communication with our health care partners to determine if our practicum placement requests have been approved. We do not have all that information yet and therefore cannot provide details about practicum placements.  As soon as we have that information, we will be sharing it with students.

What preparation will students need to be in the health care settings given the COVID-19 virus?

Returning to practicum sites will require additional training related to infectious disease and prevention control. This training is to minimize risk of transmission of covid-19 and other infectious pathogens. While you have had this content earlier in your program, additional training will be necessary to heighten your ability to practice hand hygiene, don and doff protective equipment, and wear properly fitting N95 masks, if needed. This training will include: 

a. On-line modules (These will take approximately 2 hours to complete and includes a quiz). 
b. In-person demonstrations in the Health Sciences Education Center (HSEC).
c. N95 fit testing.

We are working with the MSimulation team to set up a schedule where you can sign up for a required session and this information will be shared with you when we have it.

What if I need assistance from the Office of Student and Career Advancement Services (OSCAS)?

The Office of Student and Career Advancement Services is fully functioning and will continue to provide services to students virtually. All services and support are accessible to all students via Zoom, phone, or email. You may have questions or concerns leading up to the fall semester. Please reach out to your academic advisor to help process those questions or concerns. OSCAS is here to help you feel confident and prepared to start the fall semester.  If you need or wish to have an in-person appointment or meeting, please contact the individual advisor/staff member and they will work with you on that arrangement.

What if I have computer or internet access needs?

If you are having or anticipate having challenges securing reliable computer or internet access for the fall semester, please contact OSCAS at sonstudentinfo@umn.edu. Please indicate your name and degree program, and OSCAS will work directly with you to help find the resources you need to be successful in the fall.

As we prepare for fall semester, our goal is to minimize the risk of covid-19 transmission for students, faculty and staff. We will continue to uphold our academic standards and course outcomes.

It is important that you regularly check your email throughout the summer because we will be sending you information you need to know for fall semester.

Stay safe, follow recommended guidelines and regularly check the University of Minnesota Return to Campus website and the School of Nursing Return to Campus website.

MN 1 Students

Given the most unusual times we are in and the implications for fall  semester, the School  of Nursing is committed to keeping you informed and updated on plans throughout the summer. We would first refer you to the University of Minnesota Return To Campus website that provides the most updated information about fall semester from university leadership. This website will be updated throughout the summer with school-specific information. This and other communications will be archived on the site. 

Following the information received from the University, this is how it applies to the School of Nursing and to you.

When will the semester begin and end?

The fall semester will begin (September 8) and end (December 23) as previously planned.   

Will I need to come to campus for my courses?

All of your nursing-specific (NURS) classroom courses will be held virtually (Zoom) on the date and time it was scheduled.  No scheduled classroom NURS courses will meet in person on campus during the semester.  If you are taking a non-NURS course, please check the class schedule mid July to find out the way the course will be delivered.

You will come to campus for NURS 5029 Introduction to Nursing Interventions.  Your assigned section will be divided into two smaller groups and your group will come to campus (Bentson Center) every other week.  The weeks you are not on campus for your lab section, you will attend your lab session through Zoom. Your schedule will be provided to you later this summer along  with  other details of the course. NURS 5190 is also a lab course where you will be learning about health and physical assessment.  This course will be held virtually (Zoom) at the dates and times scheduled and possibly 1-2 on campus sessions. More information will be provided when we have more details. 

What preparation will students need to be in the health care settings given the COVID-19 virus?

Returning to practicum sites will require additional training related to infectious disease and prevention control. This training is to minimize risk of transmission of covid-19 and other infectious pathogens. While you have had this content earlier in your program, additional training will be necessary to heighten your ability to practice hand hygiene, don and doff protective equipment, and wear properly fitting N95 masks, if needed. This training will include: 

a. On-line modules (These will take approximately 2 hours to complete and includes a quiz). 

b. In-person demonstrations in the Health Sciences Education Center (HSEC).

c. N95 fit testing.

This training will likely be scheduled the first half of the semester prior to your practicum experience. 

What if I need assistance from the Office of Student and Career Advancement Services (OSCAS)?

The Office of Student and Career Advancement Services is fully functioning and will continue to provide services to students virtually. All services and support are accessible to all students via Zoom, phone, or email. You may have questions or concerns leading up to the fall semester. Please reach out to your academic advisor to help process those questions or concerns. OSCAS is here to help you feel confident and prepared to start the fall semester.  If you need or wish to have an in-person appointment or meeting, please contact the individual advisor/staff member and they will work with you on that arrangement.

What if I have computer or internet access needs?

If you are having or anticipate having challenges securing reliable computer or internet access for the fall semester, please contact OSCAS at sonstudentinfo@umn.edu. Please indicate your name and degree program, and OSCAS will work directly with you to help find the resources you need to be successful in the fall.

As we prepare for fall semester, our goal is to minimize the risk of covid-19 transmission for students, faculty and staff. We will continue to uphold our academic standards and course outcomes.

It is important that you regularly check your email throughout the summer because we will be sending you information you need to know for fall semester.

Stay safe, follow recommended guidelines and regularly check the University of Minnesota Return to Campus website and the School of Nursing Return to Campus website.

PhD Students

Given the most unusual times we are in and the implications for fall semester, the School of Nursing is committed to keeping you informed and updated on plans throughout the summer. We would first refer you to the University of Minnesota Return To Campus website that provides the most updated information about fall semester from the University’s leadership. Information about conducting research including dissertation research is available on the Office of the Vice President for Research  webpage. This website will be updated throughout the summer with school-specific information. This and other communications will be archived on the site. 

Following the information received from the University, this is how it applies to the School of Nursing and to you.

When will the semester begin and end?

The fall semester will begin (September 8) and end (December 23) as previously planned.   

Will I need to come to campus in fall semester?

All of the PhD nursing courses will be held virtually (using Zoom) on the date and time they were scheduled.  No scheduled classroom courses will meet in person on campus in fall semester. It is possible that for some courses, students may do some of the course work online (asynchronous). Faculty for the courses in which you are enrolled will provide you with details as we get closer to the fall semester.  Please note that faculty are still determining if N8173 will have any in-person on-campus requirements.

Many research assistants (RA) will be able to do their work remotely and those who can should do so. You should discuss with your RA supervisor whether your RA work requires that you be on campus.

How will I connect with my advisor?

We encourage you to meet with your faculty advisor throughout the semester on a regular basis (i.e., at least monthly) using Zoom.

What if I need assistance from the Office of Student and Career Advancement Services (OSCAS)?

The Office of Student and Career Advancement Services is fully functioning and will continue to provide services to students virtually. All services and support are accessible to all students via Zoom, phone, or email. You may have questions or concerns leading up to the fall semester. Please reach out to Alicia George (albe0138@umn.edu) to help process those questions or concerns. OSCAS is here to help you feel confident and prepared to start the fall semester. If you need or wish to have an in-person appointment or meeting, please contact the individual advisor/staff member and they will work with you on that arrangement.

As we prepare for fall semester, our goal is to minimize the risk of covid-19 transmission for students, faculty and staff. We will continue to uphold our academic standards and course outcomes.

It is important that you regularly check your email throughout the summer because we will be sending you information that you need to know for fall semester.

Stay safe, follow recommended guidelines and regularly check the University of Minnesota Return to Campus website and the School of Nursing Return to Campus website.

DNP Students

Given the most unusual times we are in and the implications for fall semester, the School of Nursing is committed to keeping you informed and updated on plans throughout the summer. We would first refer you to the University of Minnesota Return To Campus website that provides the most updated information about fall semester from university leadership. This website will be updated throughout the summer with school-specific information. This and other communications will be archived on the site. 

Following the information received from the University, this is how it applies to the School of Nursing and to you.

When will the semester begin and end?

The fall semester will begin (September 8) and end (December 23) as previously planned.   

Will I need to come to campus for the fall semester?

All of your core and specialty core (three “P”) DNP courses will be online as they always have been. The one in-person class session scheduled during DEEP week will be held virtually (Zoom) on the date and time it was scheduled unless otherwise communicated by your instructor.

If you are a nurse practitioner, nurse midwifery, or nurse anesthesia student who will be enrolled in your specialty courses, there is a possibility you may need to come to campus during the semester for learning experiences that are critical and can only be accomplished in person on campus.  The faculty from your specialty area will provide you that specific information as soon as it is available.

Will we need to come to campus for DEEP week?

No. Students do not need to come to campus for DEEP week. The courses that meet during DEEP week will meet virtually through Zoom and our DEEP day programming will also be conducted synchronously and virtually through Zoom. Details will be provided as we get closer to the start of the fall semester.  For those students that live in other states, you do not need to make any travel arrangements to come to campus during fall semester.

Will we be scheduled for our practicum experiences in fall semester?

We have every intention for our students to be in the practicum settings that align with their practicum courses in fall semester.  We continue to be in regular communication with our healthcare partners to determine if our practicum placement requests have been approved. We do not have all that information yet and therefore cannot provide details about practicum placements.  As soon as we have that information, we will be sharing it with students.

Any changes with DNP project requirements or expectations?

Our school's requirements for the DNP project have not changed however we have many students who have been given approval to continue with their DNP project work either virtually and in some cases in - person. We have some students who have found COVID-19 related projects and are responding to the needs of our community such as the video series to help parents to prepare for a baby.   Please work closely with your DNP project advisor on your project so you obtain the support you need and use the 7110 Canvas site as your hub of information.

What preparation will students need to be in the health care settings given the COVID-19 virus?

As a joint effort by all the health science schools and programs, we want to ensure that all our students are prepared to be in the clinical environment and in their practicum settings such that the risk of infection is minimized as much as possible. We will be letting you know if you need to complete required training in order to be in a health care setting for your practicum experiences. 

What if I need assistance from the Office of Student and Career Advancement Services (OSCAS)?

The Office of Student and Career Advancement Services is fully functioning and will continue to provide services to students virtually. All services and support are accessible to all students via Zoom, phone, or email. You may have questions or concerns leading up to the fall semester. Please reach out to Alicia George (albe0138@umn.edu) to help process those questions or concerns. OSCAS is here to help you feel confident and prepared to start the fall semester.  If you need or wish to have an in-person appointment or meeting, please contact the individual advisor/staff member and they will work with you on that arrangement.

As we prepare for fall semester, our goal is to minimize the risk of covid-19 transmission for students, faculty and staff. We will continue to uphold our academic standards and course outcomes.

It is important that you regularly check your email throughout the summer because we will be sending you information you need to know for fall semester.

Stay safe, follow recommended guidelines and regularly check the University of Minnesota Return to Campus website and the School of Nursing Return to Campus website.

Face Coverings

Mask

The University is working to make two cloth masks available at no cost for each student. Please watch the Return to Campus page and your University email for more information.