College of Nursing COVID-19 News Update

While ECU has felt it necessary to move classes online for undergraduates due to increasing cases of COVID-19, the College of Nursing and the University recognize that nurses throughout the world care for people with communicable diseases, and they take responsible steps to protect their patients, families and communities. COVID-19 represents a public health risk to everyone at ECU and the surrounding community. Being a nursing student requires professional accountability and responsibility.

As a professional school in the ECU Division of Health Sciences, we want you to continue progressing toward your degree, and this includes continued face-to-face labs and clinicals.  We know that our undergraduate students in the College of Nursing will demonstrate the professionalism and responsibilities required of a nurse. You will be required to continue daily health screening and attestation that you are healthy, have worn your mask in all public settings, and you have not attended any social gathering of more than 10 people.  You will be required to continue to follow all guidelines for on-campus labs and clinical settings.  Your safety and the safety of patients, families and the community are important to us.  Students, faculty and staff must commit to work together to avoid interruption of your preparation to become Pirate Nurses.

Students who do not feel it is safe for them to be in face-to-face labs and clinicals may opt to withdraw from those classes until they feel it is safe for them to return.  At that time, we will work with the student to re-enter the program where they exited.

The ECU College of Nursing graduates more new nurses each year than any other nursing program in the state. Our communities, state, nation and profession need more nurses, and we know we can safely move forward in your continued education so that you may progress and graduate on time and be well prepared to sit for the NCLEX-RN licensure exam and enter the nursing workforce.

ECU College of Nursing Administration