Students Return to Campus in Limited Capacity

by Karen Jenkins July 31, 2020

In June, the Pennsylvania Department of Education determined that institutions that provide education for direct patient care could reopen in a limited capacity.

This allowed us to begin to offer some on-campus simulation and lab instruction for our two summer sessions, while following strict social distancing and hygiene guidelines.

We will continue with this approach for our fall semester – with all didactic courses continuing online, and hands-on clinical skills instruction and science labs able to happen with a modified approach on campus.

Many factors are being considered as we plan for the future.

As a non-residential college, with students traveling to campus from throughout Pennsylvania and beyond, being physically together poses unique risks.  And as a health care-focused college whose students interact with ill and vulnerable populations, we also have a responsibility to be especially cautious in our approach to the “new normal.”

We know our determined, resilient students will continue to support one another, work hard and reach their goals.