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The UNC Greensboro School of Nursing is committed to providing our new students and returning students with a first-rate education during the coronavirus pandemic. We understand that our students are facing unique challenges and serious health concerns during these difficult times. We want to assure you that we are here for you, and we will help you successfully navigate the 2020-21 academic year.

This web page should help answer any questions our students might have and direct them to the proper officials and university resources for additional support.

What safety measures do students need to know before entering the Moore Building for class or advising?

The following video explains the measures that the School of Nursing has put in place for students returning to campus for class. Please watch the video before entering the Moore Building.

Where can a student go for information about UNCG’s policies, procedures, and perspectives related to COVID-19?

Students can go to UNCG’s COVID-19 Updates web page for the latest information.

What if a student reports he or she has coronavirus-like symptoms, has been in close contact with someone who has tested positive, or has tested positive for it?

UNCG has created a process for students, faculty, and staff to self-report COVID-19 cases. If a student experiences coronavirus-like symptoms, tests positive for it, or comes into close contact with someone who tests positive, he or she should complete the COVID-19 self-reporting form, contact Student Health Services, notify the Dean of Students Office (dossaf@uncg.edu), and notify all his or her instructors.

The self-reporting form is voluntary, but should be highly encouraged, and the information submitted will be shared only with limited university officials to decide if additional cleaning and other response actions need to be taken on campus.

UNCG students can be tested for COVID-19 at Student Health Services. Students should call Student Health Services at 336-334-5340 to schedule an appointment with a provider to determine if testing is indicated.

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How can a student screen daily for COVID-19?

Screening policies and procedures for clinical courses may vary by course. Students should check with their instructor or clinical coordinator if they are unsure about screening for COVID-19 before going to clinical.

Before coming to class or lab, all UNCG School of Nursing students must self-assess for the following symptoms. By entering any UNCG-affiliated buildings, students attest that they have done so.

In the past 24 hours, has a student experienced:

  • Fever (temperature over 100 degrees F), chills, or sweats
  • Nasal congestion
  • Runny nose
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Shortness of breath
  • New or worsening cough
  • Sore throat
  • Unexplained body aches
  • Nausea/vomiting or diarrhea
  • New loss of sense of taste or smell

In the past two weeks, did the student:

  • Have a diagnosis of COVID-19 or are awaiting results of testing.
  • Live in the same home with someone who was diagnosed with COVID-19 or is undergoing testing.
  • Come into close contact with someone (within 6 feet for longer than 15 minutes) with a confirmed diagnosis of COVID-19 or awaiting results of testing. For those working in the clinical arena with full personal protective equipment, it would not be considered a contact unless there was a breach of your PPE.

How can a faculty member support a student who has had to quarantine because of a potential exposure to COVID-19?

Communicate or meet with the student using technology to see if he or she feels well enough to attend class remotely.

Some options may include:

  • Live stream class to remote student(s).
  • Record class and have it available for the student to view afterward.
  • Ask another student to take notes and provide them to the faculty to share with the absent student.
  • Evaluate assignments that may be due and provide extensions if needed.
  • If the course is a lab or clinical, schedule a make-up lab or clinical after the 14 days of quarantine.
  • For prelicensure students, contact Kymberley Hoffman (kahoffm2@uncg.edu) for tutoring information as needed. Tutoring will be available remotely.

Additional university resources are available, including the following: