Current Students

March 6, 2020

School of Nursing Academic Instruction Goes Virtual

This message was sent to staff, faculty and other academic personnel in the University of Washington School of Nursing on March 6, 2020.

Dear School of Nursing Students,

As communicated in the message from President Cauce, Provost Richards, and Dean Emami, effective Monday, March 9, 2020, students at the University of Washington School of Nursing (Seattle campus) will shift all academic activity to virtual environments. This means:

  • Students will NOT be participating in any in-person clinical learning activities in any venue.
  • Undergraduate and graduate students will be solely engaged in virtual learning activities, as directed by the course faculty.
  • Classroom instruction, simulation center activities, and lab sessions will NOT be held on campus nor in-person.
  • We expect to return to regular operations March 30th for spring quarter.

To be clear, the School of Nursing administration is directing all faculty and students to cease their off-site clinical experiences starting Monday, March 9. Students will be responsible for participating in the virtual learning experiences designed by faculty. The normal operations of the School of Nursing are ongoing, however, all learning and work will be conducted in a virtual space including final examinations.

Please be assured, the faculty and staff are prepared and committed to upholding the standard of exceptional quality of instruction we have established at the UW School of Nursing. We will provide the best possible learning opportunities for all of our students. We anticipate that we will be able to successfully facilitate your learning through creative, innovative, and high-quality activities. Regularly monitor your email and Canvas pages.

Lastly, I want to thank you, the students. You are the heart of our school. Your dedication, passion, and ingenuity daily illuminates the astounding breadth and reach we will achieve together for the future of nursing. The School’s foundation will remain steady and strong during these tough times, as I know, together, we will support the measures taken to ensure our campus community remains safe and healthy.


Anne Hirsch

For specific questions, comments, or concerns, please contact me at or on my mobile at (509) 385-7490.