St. John’s College of Nursing will move to a mostly online class format for the fall semester. While all theory-based classes will take place online, all clinical experiences will continue at HSHS St. John’s Hospital. Virtual labs along with skill practice and proficiency will occur during clinical time.

The fall semester will begin online Aug. 10 with student orientation held virtually by Aug. 7.

“We are excited to get back to teaching our students full-time again. The same class materials will be taught at the same level of quality our students are accustomed to,” said Charlene Aaron, chancellor of St. John’s College of Nursing. “Our students’ success is our top priority. That is why we have continued with a 100 percent job placement rate.”

Students will be encouraged to meet with advisors or faculty members online through Zoom. However, the college will take additional precautions for students who need to be on campus for appointments or use of the computer lab and other supportive services. Before students enter, they will be screened and provided hand sanitizer.

The college’s reopening plan is based on federal and state guidelines and resources.

  • All IBHE: Safely Launching Academic Year 2020

  • Interim Guidance for Administrators of U.S. Institutions of Higher Education

  • • State of Illinois: Restore Illinois Plan

  • Federal Guidelines

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