Nursing Students and Learning During COVID-19

Submitted by McGill University
October 26, 2020

I just graduated from nursing school at the college level this summer. The last several weeks of my three year program were affected by COVID-19 as we switched to remote learning. By the time we were in our last semester, we already had a fair amount of clinical experience, but for some students this is currently the second semester that they have officially completed half of remotely. As nursing students, we depend greatly on our in person experiences in the hospital. Having a clinical stage is the most effective way to learn. I often hear friends of mine still in the program who are worried about lacking experience from clinical placements that are cancelled or cut short.  This valuable form of education is important for new grad entering the field, especially now more than ever. I think it is important to acknowledge all soon to be nurses who are in need of extra support right now!