College of Nursing

12/17/2020

Plans for Spring Semester 2021

The College of Nursing is currently planning the 2021 spring semester and the following information represents how classes, clinical and labs will be offered for designated for tracks, certificates, and degree programs:

BSN Degree Students

  • Traditional Prelicensure BSN

    1. Didactic (classroom classes) – The College of Nursing classroom sessions are on campus.  Student engagement with faculty will include the use of ECHO 360 for lectures, as well as other learning styles. Any nursing course listed as blended will include additional alternative methods of course delivery (including synchronous and asynchronous learning).
    2. Testing (exams) – will be held on campus. All students must bring their computers for exams.
    3. Skills lab – small group skills lab sessions will be held with faculty in the learning resource center (skills lab) located on campus.
    4. Clinical – clinical sessions are expected to be held in agencies but virtual learning software, simulation, and digital software may be used if agency access is limited or restricted from students.
  • RN-BSN Track

    1. This track remains at 100% didactic (classroom) online; no changes will be made to didactic offerings.
      • Clinical – clinical sessions are expected to be held in agencies but virtual learning, simulation, and digital software may be used if agency access is limited or restricted from students.
  • ABSN (second degree) Track

    1. This track remains at 100% didactic (classroom) online; no changes will be made to didactic offerings.
      • Testing (exams) – will be held at the ABSN site. All students must bring their computers for exams.
      • Skills lab – small group skills lab sessions will be held with faculty in the learning resource center (skills lab) located on campus.
      • Clinical – clinical sessions are expected to be held in agencies but virtual learning, simulation, and digital software may be used if agency access is limited or restricted from students.

MSN, DNP, PhD and graduate certificates

All graduate didactic courses will be held online.  Defenses and project presentations will take place on campus; Zoom presentations will be permitted if the student would be burdened by excessive travel.  Classes that utilize the skills lab will have skills lab sessions on campus.  Students are expected to locate details associated with classroom and lab sessions on their CANVAS course pages.

Summary

Georgia Baptist College of Nursing adheres to its mission: … to excel in teaching, scholarship, leadership, practice, research, and service, while embracing the core values of the College.  While our methods for education have been adapted during this pandemic, we remain steadfast to our mission while embracing the core values of the College:

Excellence – Diligent pursuit of distinction
Christian Caring – To value and support all persons
Compassion – Response to suffering that motivates one to help
Civility – Respectful behavior toward others
Integrity – Steadfast adherence to honesty and fairness
Collaboration – Working cooperatively to achieve shared goals
Social Responsibility – Commitment to act for the benefit of society

Be safe, be well – Dean Linda A. Streit

*Definitions

Asynchronous learning – Online or distance education learning when the faculty and students are not in the same session together or at the same time.  In this case, the student reviews material provided by faculty.

Synchronous learning – Online or distance education learning that happens in REAL TIME (ie faculty and students are online together)