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OADN's Call to Action

We are in the midst of an unprecedented global healthcare crisis that is impacting every individual in our country. The Organization for Associate Degree Nursing (OADN), like others, is deeply concerned about the lack of personal protective equipment (PPE) in caring for individuals that have or potentially may be infected with COVID-19. With the pandemic spreading, the need for the PPE equipment is becoming more critical. No healthcare provider should be forced to reuse or make their own PPE equipment, thus putting themselves and other individuals at risk.
OADN is issuing a call for action that strongly encourages every nursing program provides PPE supplies to their community healthcare facilities to aid in this shortage of PPE equipment.

Please talk to your College administration, take inventory, and provide any available supplies NOW before it is too late.

We must all do our part to ensure that patient care providers are not hampered in their duties or that patient care does not suffer due to a lack of PPE.

 

As our nation confronts the Coronavirus Disease pandemic (COVID-19), OADN stands steadfast in support of all nurses and the entire healthcare workforce as they care for the ill and vulnerable. Now is the time to remind anxious families and communities about the strength of our nation’s nursing workforce: Nurses are reliable and proven responders during infectious disease emergencies, providing safe, quality, compassionate and nondiscriminatory care to their patients and the communities in which they serve. This unprecedented challenge to our healthcare system requires the greatest unity in heeding public health guidance. The broad nursing community of practitioners, educators, students and nursing organizations, must also unite in with clarity and purpose to support the public’s confidence in the expert care nurses deliver.

OADN strives to support all local nursing education programs as we move forward in addressing the COVID-19. We encourage all members to plan for possible impacts to your students and programs. It is also important to maintain close, transparent communication with your public health departments, state board of nursing, clinical partners, and accrediting bodies- regarding changes to clinical learning experiences and education delivery formats. Below is a collection of resources for nursing educators and nursing programs. This page is updated regularly with new information and learning opportunities as they become available. Please, continue to consult the CDC for the most up to date information.

We want to hear from you.  Please, reach out to oadn@oadn.org with any suggested resources or information that can be added to this page. We are also interested in any stories for how your communities are coming together to address the situation and how nursing educators are leading and contributing to these efforts.

 

 

"Message to the Nursing Education Community Considerations for Covid-19 Preparedness and Response in U.S. Schools of Nursing" by Tener Veenema - CLICK HERE
OADN has been in direct communication with Dr. Veenema of Johns Hopkins University. We will post and distribute updates to Dr. Veenema's guidance as they become available. Dr. Veenema is committed to providing the most up-to-date guidance to the full nursing education community as this situation unfolds. UPDATED 3/19/20

View the Recorded Webinar - Dr. Tener Veenema: Updated Considerations for Covid-19 Preparedness and Response in U.S. Schools of Nursing by presented Unbound Medicine

Unbound Medicine offers Complimentary Access to a Special Addition of Nursing Central

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In order to better serve the nursing education community , Unbound Medicine is offering a special edition of Nursing Central that contains Disaster Nursing written by Dr. Tener Veenema, Coronavirus Guidelines, along with valuable tools such as Prime PubMed to all students and faculty enrolled in or affiliated with nursing programs.

Nursing Central Special Edition is being made available at no charge.  For details, please contact Unbound Medicine by following this link.

 

U.S. Nursing Leadership Supports Practice/Academic Partnerships to Assist the Nursing Workforce during the COVID-19 Crisis

3/25/20 - In an effort to provide a humanitarian response during this coronavirus pandemic, NCSBN, OADN and other national organizations, have issued recommendations for academic-practice partnerships between health care facilities and pre-licensure nursing education programs. The pandemic situation differs across the country, and each school of nursing in each state must carefully evaluate their circumstances regarding deployment of nursing students. This policy brief may provide guidance to programs that are able to collaborate with clinical partners for continued nursing student education within direct patient care environments. Click here for the policy brief and recommendations.

NCSBN's main COVID-19 page has been updated that highlights news at the top with prominent boxes that link to subpages for:

3/23/20 - NCLEX-RN and NCLEX-PN Examinations testing will resume on a limited basis at 60 Pearson VUE Testing Centers on March 25, 2020, ramping up to additional sites by March 28. These sites were selected to be close to large metropolitan areas in the U.S. and Canada. T

3/16/20 - Pearson | VUE testing sites in the U.S. and Canada-based Pearson Professional Centers (PPCs) will close starting March 16, 2020 for at least 30 days until April 16, or whenever conditions are deemed safe to re-open.

 

UPCOMING WEBINARS

4/6 @ 1pm (ET) - Telenursing Webinar by Cabrillo College (Phone audio only: US: +1-669-900-6833, Code: 798919991#)

4/7 @ 2pm (ET) - Utilizing Zoom for Remote Simulation Education by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare

4/8 @ 2pm (ET) - Aligning Simulation within COVID-19 Contingency Plan a special presentation for OADN Members by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare. KT Waxman and Carol F. Durham presenting. Registration Link coming soon.

 

American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) and OADN are collaborating to bring the following FREE Webinars to OADN members (click here for announcement)

4/3 @ 1pm (ET) - COVID-19 Series: Techniques to Teach Assessment Online NOW! by AACN

4/6 @ 2pm (ET) - Public Health: Nursing Education and COVID-19 by AACN

 

 

CLICK HERE for Archived & Recorded Webinars (Including CDC, AACN, and others)

 

CARES Act Becoming Law (Click Here for the Full Statement)

On March 27, OADN and the other organization of the Nursing Community Coalition released a statement thanking Congress and the Administration for their quick and decisive action to pass and sign into law the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. As part of the NCC, OADN is also proud to see many of our shared priorities within this legislation, including:

  • Ensuring Safety for our Patients and Nurses;
  • Reauthorizing the Title VIII Nursing Workforce Development Programs;
  • Authorizing NPs and CNSs to certify home health care services;
  • Strengthening the United States Public Health Service Commissioned Corps to include a Ready Reserve Corps; among others.

ANA's Analysis of the CARES Act (OADN is an Organizational Affiliate of ANA).

ANA's Daily Legislative and Regulatory COVID-19 Update

 

CARES Act Becoming Law (Click Here for the Full Statement)

On March 27, OADN and the other organization of the Nursing Community Coalition released a statement thanking Congress and the Administration for their quick and decisive action to pass and sign into law the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.  As part of the NCC, OADN is also proud to see many of our shared priorities within this legislation, including:

  • Ensuring Safety for our Patients and Nurses;
  • Reauthorizing the Title VIII Nursing Workforce Development Programs;
  • Authorizing NPs and CNSs to certify home health care services;
  • Strengthening the United States Public Health Service Commissioned Corps to include a Ready Reserve Corps; among others.

ANA's Analysis of the CARES Act (OADN is an Organizational Affiliate of ANA).

ANA's Daily Legislative and Regulatory COVID-19 Update

 

Research References for Policy Guidance

OADN has recieved requests for information that can be used for state-level advocacy, particularly in regards to regulations that govern simulation and clinical hours.  Individual states regulations in these areas this vary considerably.  Regardles how your state regulates clinical nursing eduction, it is important to rely on research and evidence-based practice in your arguments for regulatory changes during COVID-19 crisis, or at any time.  For guidance on academic-practice partnerships, look above under NCSBN Updates, where OADN and many other national nursing organizations joined with NCSBN to reccomend one possible strategy for clinical education during this time.

Below are some resources to support you in your advocacy and program changes as it relates to clinical education hours and simulation:

Severe Blood Shortage

The American Red Cross now faces a severe blood shortage due to an unprecedented number of blood drive cancellations during this coronavirus outbreak.

Healthy individuals are needed to schedule an appointment now to give blood in the days and weeks ahead to help patients counting on lifesaving blood throughout this pandemic. Donating blood is a safe process and people should not hesitate to give or receive blood.

Learn more about COVID-19 and Blood Donation, including safety, and how to make an appointment.

"Coronavirus May Keep California’s Nursing Students From Graduating"

OADN Board Member Sharon Goldfard, RN, MSN, FNP-BC and OADN CEO Donna Meyer, MSN, RN, ANEF, FAADN, FAAN featured by the New York Times for a March 20, 2020 article on the impacts of COVID-19 on nursing school graduates in the workforce.

COVID-19 Resources

Virtual Simulation & Distance Learning Resources

 

Global Nursing Education Virtual Simulation Consortiumhttps://gnevsc.org/

 

ATI Nursing Education has developed a microsite with resources, guidance, webinars and suggestions to assist you with the move to online-only teaching, clinical + lab replacement and student support. Bookmark this page for easy referral new ideas and suggestions are added regularly.

 

CAE Healthcare, an OADN partner for simulation education, will offer coronavirus simulation training scenario and webinars for healthcare providers - complimentary for the months of March and April.

 

Elsevier's COVID-19 landing page has case studies, testing resources and suggestions for distance learning during COVID-19.

 

Healthcare Learning Innovations (HLI) offers affordable virtual clinical scenarios that give learners the opportunity to earn simulated clinical hours and realistic practice experience to for various nursing courses. Discounted and institutional pricing available.

 

INACSL's FREE COVID-19 and Virtual Learning Resource List

 

Kaplan’s learning science team put together a series of free Digital Classroom Resources, focused on creating the right technology environment, setting teachers up for success, and leveraging the online platform for great teaching. The latest installment: “How to get your students to participate in virtual classrooms.”

  • i-Human Patients by Kaplan is offering a 50% discount onthe standard new cohort pricing of all virtual simulation case packages for cohorts whose semesters are already underway and need to get started immediately—covering 45 cases broken into 5 specialty packages. Learn more.

 

Laerdal offering a series of complimentary webinars for programs nagivatiging the effects of COVID-19

  • Due to COVID-19, Laerdal is currently offering a special discount for its vSim products on short term (3 months) licenses in addition to ongoing volume and multi-course discounts on full term vSim for nursing licenses.
  • vSim® for Nursing instills the skills for clinical success through realistic patient encounters based on actual nursing scenarios students will encounter in practice in the areas of Fundamentals, Medical-Surgical, Maternity, Pediatric, Gerontology, Pharmacology, Health Assessment and Mental Health. vSim includes case scenarios, simulations, automated debriefing, remediation, and rich educational content to enable students to develop clinical reasoning skills, competence, and confidence as they care for the patient in an online environment.

 

NurseAchieve is offering the following lessen the impact of COVID-19 on nurse educators:

  • No cost access to NurseAchieve's online platform for 30 days ($95 value / user ) for new registrations received until April 30th and 
  • 90% discount on online modules as substitutes in lieu of cancelled clinical placements
  • How do we get access for our students?
    As noted above, the 30 day access to the questions, presentations, flashcards and summary sheets are free for all new sign-ups until April 30 as part of our response to COVID-19. The clinical placement modules can be added to this free package at 90% discount for any orders placed before April 30, 2020.
  • Contact: Naissan Vahman at naissan@nurseachieve.com or 647-994-5539

 

NurseThink offers a 30-day free trial to vClinicals.  See 12 sample videos here.

 

Pocket Nurse, with the support of KbPort™, is offering information on free access to two cloud-based clinical educational tools: SimEMR® and Virtual MedsManager™. These tools can enable institutions to continue to educate learners on patient charting, general clinical care and assessment, and medication administration without requiring physical presence in a lab setting or access to specialized hardware. You can receive FREE access to these programs here.

  • Pocket Nurse has put together a COVID-19 resource page here.
  • KbPort™ is is holding weekly COVID-19 complimentary webinars every Tuesday at 2pm ET and FREE access to online tools to assist educators with challenges faced by COVID-19. Click here.
  • KbPort™ COVID-19 Relief Effort – Patient Profile Sharing - To assist educators at this time, KbPort™ is offering the ability to contribute simulated scenario information created within SimEMR® for distribution to all other SimEMR® users.  If submission are approved, they will initiate distribution to other academic users of SimEMR®.

 

Shadow Health is offering a 50% per student discount as part of a special COVID-19 assistance program.

 

Society for Simultion in Healthcare's (SSH) - Helpful Links and Information on COVID-19

 

Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) has compiled a FREE, comprehensive set of resources to support institutions' move to online instruction.

  • SNHU, Penn Foster, and Guild partnered to provide a FREE online program for healthcare professionals and volunteers to ensure their safety. The new program instructs health professionals and volunteers on the fundamentals of testing for the COVID-19 virus, including symptoms, hygiene precautions, and correct medical procedures. Intended for qualified healthcare employees and volunteers to use under the supervision of medical professionals, the course will enable healthcare providers to expand the pool of talent for administering tests at a time when the need is becoming increasingly critical.”

 

Need the evidence and research to support shifts in your curriculum to virtual simulation? Look above under "Legislative Priorities and Research for Policy Guidance"

 

 

COVID-19 Specific Simulations and Resources

 

 

In The News

 

04/02/20 Illinois Considers Temporary Roles For Student Nurses To Help With COVID-19 Fight by WCBU

04/02/20 Mercer County Community College Nursing Professor Serves Her Community During Coronavirus Pandemic by MCCC

04/01/20 CARES Act Provides Aid And Regulatory Relief To Students And Educational Institutions by JD Supra

04/01/20 Ohio nursing students gain access to expedited licensures from LimaOhio.com

04/01/20 Legal And Liability Issues With Allowing Students To Volunteer In Direct Patient Care by JD Supra

04/01/20 CA Gov says some nursing students can help crisis. How will it work? Many questions unanswered by The Fresno Bee

04/01/20 To face crisis, state officials weigh issuing temporary nursing licenses by the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin

04/01/20 Bakersfield College partners with local hospitals to allow nursing students to work during the COVID-19 outbreak by KGET TV

04/01/20 Piedmont Technical College fast tracks nursing students to help with COVID-19  by the Index-Journal

03/31/20 Regulatory changes allow Delta College nursing students to enter workforce by NBC25 / FOX66 TV

03/31/20 There Are Not Nearly Enough Nurses To Handle The Surge Of Coronavirus Patients: Here’s How To Close the Gap Quickly by Joanne Spetz for Health Affairs

03/31/20 ASU nursing school transitions labs to online format by The State Press

03/31/20 Michigan executive order temporarily changes requirements for nursing students to graduate by WMEN TV

03/30/20 Nursing students preparing to start work during the coronavirus pandemic by FOX28 Ohio

03/29/20 Accelerated college graduation to fight Covid-19: 'I get to make a difference' by The Buffalo News

03/28/20 Germanna college donates COVID-19 gear to hospital system by the Culpeper Star-Exponet

03/28/20 For Marin nursing students, virus presents unique challenges by the Marin Independent Journal

03/27/20 Wisconsin governor issues emergency order to allow retired, out-of-state and student nurses to join coronavirus fight in hospitals by Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

03/27/20 N.J. Cancels Statewide Assessments; Medical Students Called To Front Lines by WLNY

03/27/20 Maryland Recruits Medical Students, Nursing Students to Help Overwhelmed Hospitals by U.S. News and World Report

03/27/20 New Ohio law allows perspective nurses to start working with temporary license by WBNS 

03/27/20 Regulations Keeping California’s Graduating Nursing Students From Assisting in Pandemic by NYC Bay Area

03/27/20 As California braces for coronavirus surge, nursing students beg to enter workforce early by San Franciso Chronicle

03/27/20 UK: Student nurses to be paid if they assist with COVID-19 outbreak by Nursing Notes

03/26/20 Lorain County Community College donated hundreds of boxes of medical supplies by The Chronicle-Telegram

03/26/20 Nicolet College nursing students finished clinicals before COVID-19 by WJFNW

03/26/20 UK: Unions issue statement of assurance for students responding to Covid-19 by Nursing Times

03/26/20 Wisconsin's nursing shortage in the spotlight as hospitals face influx of COVID-19 cases by Wisconsin State Journal

03/25/20 Wisconsin considering emergency measures to put more nurses in the field by Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

03/25/20 California Needs Nurses by the Los Angeles Times

03/25/20 UK: Changes made to nurse education rules in response to coronavirus crisis by Nursing Times

03/23/20 Looking to Aid the Coronavirus Front Lines, Nursing Students Call for Emergency Licenses - by KQED San Francisco

03/23/20 Clinical Training for Nursing Students Sidelined - by Inside Higher Ed

03/21/20 Keeping the Coronavirus from Infecting Health-Care Workers - by The New Yorker

03/21/20 Texas Gov. Abbott moves to bolster number of practicing nurses by KRPC2 Houston

03/20/20 Donating medical masks, gloves to hospitals - by Community College Daily from AACC

03/18/20 1918 Redux: Supportive Nursing Care for the Coronavirus Pandemic Is Courageous Care - by the American Journal of Nursing 

03/17/20 Coronavirus May Keep California’s Nursing Students From Graduating - by The New York Times

03/17/20 Advice for Faculty Members in a Turbulent Time - by Inside Higher Ed

03/17/20 In Face Of Coronavirus, Many Hospitals Cancel On-Site Training For Nursing And Med Students - by Kaiser Health News

03/17/20 Hopkins-trained nurse in hard-hit Italy has warning for Americans: ‘Stay home’ - by The Baltimore Sun

03/06/20 6 Ways Colleges and Universities are Responding to the Coronavirus - by NPR

03/06/20 Coronavirus and Higher Education - by Inside Higher Ed

03/06/20 Federal Agencies, Health Association Help Colleges Plan Ahead - by Inside Higher Ed

03/05/20 Health-Care Students on the Front Lines - by Inside Higher Ed

03/04/20 Universities' Role in Race to Develop Vaccine - by Inside Higher Ed

03/03/20 The Coronavirus Threatens to Upend Higher Ed by The Chronicle of Higher Education

02/29/20 COVID-19 for Nurses: Skip the Rumors and Stick to the Basics - by Am. Jrnl of Nursing

02/27/20 Getting Campuses Ready for the Coronavirus - by Inside Higher Ed

02/27/20 What Organizations Should Be Doing - by Harvard Business Review

02/26/20 Inexpensive Way to Diagnose COVID-19 - by Harvard Business Review

External Resource Centers and Agency Guidance

 

NSNA Board of Directors Issues Guidance for Nursing Students during the COVID-19 Pandemic; and FAQs for Nursing Students about Practice/Academic Partnerships During the COVID-19 Pandemic

 

US Dept of Education "Guidance for interruptions of study related to Coronavirus (COVID-19)"

 

COVID-19 Correspondence to ACEN-Accredited Nursing Programs

 

Global Map of Coronavirus Cases by the John Hopkins Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE)

 

American Nurses Association (ANA) - Key repository of information for nurses in clincal practice and healthcare consumers.

ANA's Nurses, Ethics, and the response to the COVID-19 

 

Directory of Local Health Departments

 

State of Washington - Dept of Health Coronavirus Landing Page

 

The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) workgroup has created an outstanding Social Distancing Guide

 

American Academy of Nursing Calls for Caution and Care as the Coronavirus Continues to Spread

 

Argentum, the nation's largest senior living association, has developed a comprehensive COVID-19 landing page for individuls and families with loved ones living in longterm care and assisted living facilities.

 

Leadership Resources for Times of Crisis by Center for Creative Leadership (CCL)

 

Self Care Tip Sheet for Nurses by the American Psychiatric Nurses Association

 

Living with worry and anxiety admist global uncertainty

 

Supporting Communication with COVID-19 Patients who have Difficulty Speaking - by Patient Provider Communcations

 

Infection Control

 

The American Association of Critical Care Nurses is now providing free access to vital resources for all nurses and healthcare professionals treating patients with COVID-19.

Clinical Resources

 

Johns Hopkins University & Medicine Coronavirus Resource Center

 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

 

World Health Organization (WHO)

The American Association of Critical Care Nurses is now providing free access to vital resources for all nurses and healthcare professionals treating patients with COVID-19.

 

Johns Hopkins University & Medicine Coronavirus Resource Center

 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

 

World Health Organization (WHO)