Current Students

New student orientation

We welcome new nursing students in September each year. Day one of orientation is geared towards all incoming nursing students; day two focuses on new students in our graduate programs.

Before orientation

To prepare for our virtual orientation:

  • Set up your UW NetID
  • Edit your preferred name, if desired (this affects how your name appears in all UW directories, including Zoom)
  • Download the Zoom app to your laptop, tablet, or mobile device
    • We strongly encourage users to log into Zoom using the desktop or mobile app. Many of our sessions will use breakout rooms, which have not worked as well in browsers, including Chrome.
  • Attend a drop-in session to test your hardware ahead of time (meeting IDs will be sent to your UW email address). This will allow you to troubleshoot any issues ahead of time.

Logging in to Zoom

  1. Open the Zoom app on your desktop or mobile device.
  2. Click Sign In
  3. Click Sign In with SSO
  4. Enter washington as the Company Domain and click Continue
  5. Log in with your UW NetID and password
  6. On the main Zoom app screen, click Join
  7. Enter the appropriate meeting ID and change your name to how you wish it to appear in the Zoom room
  8. Enter a passcode, if required
  9. If a room has a waiting room, you will be admitted when the meeting begins.

Have trouble logging in? Contact asknursing@uw.edu as soon as possible so our staff can help troubleshoot issues.

During orientation

  • Log into the Zoom app using the meeting ID and passcode sent to your UW email account
    • On day one, please log in around 7:45 a.m. and wait to be admitted from the waiting room
  • Make sure your microphone is muted during larger group sessions and when you are not speaking; this helps eliminate background noise
  • Please bear with us! While we have tried to prevent most technical issues ahead of time, we anticipate that everything may not run smoothly with almost 400 participants. Reach out in the Zoom room chat or to asknursing@uw.edu if you have any trouble and our staff will help you as soon as possible.

Important documents & information

You should be receiving information via email. If not, please contact Simone Nelson as soon as possible (snelson@uw.edu).