A Message To SoNHS Constituents

School of Nursing and Health Studies Update

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Dear SoNHS Students:

In light of the recent events concerning COVID-19 and at the request of the University System and our Chancellor, the majority of School of Nursing and Health Studies employees have moved to working remotely. We have very few staff in the Health Studies building and at reduced hours.

If you need assistance from Student Services, Faculty or Administration, we ask you to please communicate with them via email. If you’re uncertain whom to reach out to, a good resource is nurses@umkc.edu and we will get you a response.

The University has created a website with the latest information, which includes the latest COVID-19 and related campus updates, resources and FAQs. We will continue to monitor the situation and send updates as they occur.

COVID-19 Update: A Message for Clinical Institute & Research Institute Attendees

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Dear Graduate Students:

In light of the recent events concerning COVID-19 and the significant decisions made by the UMKC administrative leadership, we want to share an update regarding the MSN & DNP Clinical Institute and the PhD Research Institute scheduled for this summer. The safety and wellbeing of our campus, students and community are always at the forefront of our decision-making. With that in mind, the School of Nursing and Health Studies have decided the following:

  • The mandatory onsite MSN and BSN-DNP Clinical Institute scheduled for May 27th, 2020 – May 28th, 2020 will now be a MANDATORY Zoom Clinical Institute.
    • Please note: MSN Nurse Educator, MSN Neonatal Nurse Practitioners, MSN-DNP, and Certificate students are NOT required to attend but encouraged to participate; however, MSN-DNP are required to attend Clinical Institute II.
  • The mandatory onsite PhD Research Institute scheduled for May 27th, 2020 – May 29th, 2020 will now be a MANDATORY Zoom Research Institute.

PLEASE actively check the Clinical Institute OR Research Institute Canvas site for any updates. You will not have access to the site until after you are enrolled and later this semester.  As a reminder:

  • Your remote attendance is REQUIRED (unless NE, NNP, MSN-DNP or Certificate). You must have a functioning desktop or laptop computer with video camera and microphone in order to participate in Institute.
  • Please attend in professional dress.
  • Completion of the pre-course MSN & BSN-DNP Clinical Institute assignment is still REQUIRED. Please refer to pages 9-10 in the Welcome Packet for further information on the assignment.

The University has created a website with the latest information, which includes the latest COVID-19 and related campus updates, resources and FAQs. We will continue to monitor the situation to plan our coronavirus response, including consultation with the leaders of our faculty, staff and UMKC leadership.

 

Undergraduate Online 8-Week Course Offerings for Visiting Students

Our school is offering the following online 8-week undergraduate courses to visiting students:

  • N401 Health Assessment (3 credit hours) (offered Fall, Spring & Summer semesters)
  • N345 Quantitative Analysis (Statistics) (3 credit hours) (offered Fall [16-weeks], Spring [16-weeks], Summer [8-weeks] semesters)
  • N395 Pathophysiology (3 credit hours) (offered Fall & Spring semester)
  • N404 Introduction to Social Justice (1 credit hour) (offered Fall, Spring & Summer semesters)
  • N490 Introduction to Health Justice (1-3 credit hours, depending on student needs) (offered Fall, Spring & Summer semesters)

If you are interested in any of these course offerings, kindly submit the following form, and we will reach out shortly with next steps:
Visiting Student Course Options Form

If you have any questions, please reach out to Academic Advisor Christian Cooper (clcooper@umkc.edu)

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Presented by the Consortium for Humanitarian Service and Education, the $2.4 million immersion exercise prepares students and professionals to manage a community’s needs when disaster strikes. Complete with patient actors, students are challenged with emergency scenarios including a water rescue and several mass casualty situations. They also participate in a high-ropes course, designed to help train for patient transports when steps or elevators are unavailable due to building damage or power outages. (more…)