Edmonds Community College:
Summer classes are mostly online, with the exception of some of our hands-on professional programs such as LPN Nursing and Phlebotomy. Edmonds College is moving forward to fall assuming we will be able to offer classes on campus (and our offerings reflect this), with a mix of online, hybrid, and on-ground classes in the schedule. We stand ready to pivot to an all-online format should COVID-19 restrictions require it. Registration is open for both quarters now, and summer quarter starts July 1. We have been able to deploy loaner Chromebook laptops to any student who needs one, so don’t worry if you don’t have a computer, we’ve got you covered.
It’s not just our classes that have gone online, we’ve also transitioned our student services to an online format, so you can access advising, financial aid, and registration all without coming to campus. Go to edcc.edu for more information. We look forward to seeing you soon!
Lake Washington Technical College:
The plan for instruction for summer term is Pharmacology lecture will be taught remotely and students will return to the nursing skills lab (N128) for face to face instruction. Students arriving to campus will be screened and checked in according to protocols to be set by the college. The college continues to use Zoom as the digital platform for lectures and remote education. The plans for fall include the same structure: theory taught remotely, students screened for on campus labs, and a return to clinical sites if permitted. If we are unable to access clinical sites or our skills lab we will be prepared to adjust to Virtual Simulation. Go to lwtech.edu for more information.
University of Washington:
Please check our website at UW Nursing for all updates. After June 25, University of Washington president Ana Mari Cauce will make an announcement, and we will have more information then.
Whatcom Community College will begin summer classes on June 29th, with all classes instructed in an online format. Looking ahead to fall, we will be offering three types of instruction: Online, Web Meet and Hybrid. See our website at Whatcom College for updates.
ONLINE. The vast majority of fall sections will be asynchronous (lectures and activities aren’t “live,” but pre-recorded).
WEB MEET. A limited number of classes will be designated as Web Meet, to differentiate a fully online section that includes some amount of scheduled synchronous instruction. These classes will have regular meeting times where students utilize Zoom for instructional activities.
HYBRID. There will be a handful of classes which require hybrid options. Hybrid sections can include up to 50% of the class time as a face-to-face with the remaining instruction delivered online. Hybrid will only be used when a course requires instruction to be delivered in-person because of accreditation (example healthcare) or inability to create online instruction (example throwing pottery). Hybrid courses may also need to revert to Web Meet if the state returns to a stay-at-home directive.
North Seattle College:
A few weeks ago, a select few of our Allied Health programs at North Seattle College resumed limited face to face instruction to finish out the spring quarter. These included Medical Assisting, Phlebotomy, EMT, and Pharmacy Technician. Several of these programs had difficulties securing externships under current conditions and alternative instruction had to take place when allowed under licensing requirements.
For the summer, Medical Assisting and EMT will continue to run, but with strict protocols in place to limit risk of exposure to COVID-19. In the future, we are also anticipating that Medical Assisting, EMT, and Pharmacy Technician programs will continue with new cohorts starting in the fall. Please see our website at North Seattle College for more information.
Seattle Central College:
All the Healthcare Programs will be running during Summer Quarter 2020 to make up their clinical hours that were lost during Spring Quarter 2020. Some of the programs will be utilizing Fridays as a means to maximize their ability to make up the clinical hours, which during a normal Summer Quarter they would not be operating on Fridays.
As for Fall Quarter 2020, we are planning on providing everything in a hybrid modality just in case of another peak in infection during the months of October and November. We will be only coming face-to-face for clinical/laboratory training with all the didactics online. This will allow us some flexibility to maintain stability if another quarantine is enforced during Fall Quarter 2020.
During both Fall and Summer Quarters 2020, we will be following strict protocols for reducing the likelihood of spreading infection through the use of infection control procedures and eliminating any circumstances that require/result in clustering/gathering. Please visit our website at Seattle Central College for more.
Bellevue College nursing is continuing with classes provided remotely, both synchronously and asynchronously. The RN-BSN Program is continuing to be offered in the hybrid model and all synchronous class periods are held on Fridays.
The ADN Program continues with enrolling new cohorts of full-time and part-time students. Currently students have limited access to clinical experiences in the acute care setting, however, we are meeting all of the nursing commission and national accreditation requirements with virtual simulation and direct patient care.
For more information, please visit our website at Bellevue College.