The Faculty of Nursing's Faculty and Staff is currently working online until further notice. We appreciate your patience and understand you may have many questions. Please review our Nursing FAQs and updates below. Our faculty and staff are working hard to provide you information as soon as it becomes available. Please do not hesitate to contact us - the nursing office, your course professors, clinical instructors, Student Success Coordinator. We are available by phone, email and through other digital means. Presently, email is the best method of communication. Please note: our office is unattended during this time. If you have specific questions about your coursework or clinical, please communicate directly with your course professor clinical instructor/faculty advisor unless otherwise directed.
General information is also available on our Coronavirus website, which is regularly updated and includes resources for students, instructors and researchers.
*Information fact sheet during Clinical Placement cancellation - Please read this important information regarding the temporary cancellation of clinical.
Thank you in advance for your understanding and cooperation,
Faculty of Nursing
COVID-19 Nursing FAQ & Updates
Faculty of Nursing Program Information
A. For updates regarding registration, please visit: http://www.uwindsor.ca/registrar/515/registration-information
New to campus? Check out our registration resources including videos, webinars and much more: http://learn.uwindsor.ca/plan-your-program#registration-guides
- Don't forget to complete your "First Time Activation" and "Extend your uwinsite services" to activate your email and much more! https://www.uwindsor.ca/registrar/uwinsite-student
- Students need to set up Multifactor Authentication to work off campus: https://www.uwindsor.ca/itservices/multifactor
- I.T is here to help: https://www.uwindsor.ca/itservices/support/ticket or https://uwindsor.teamdynamix.com/TDClient/1975/Portal/Requests/ServiceCatalog?CategoryID=10620
- Check out social media at the University of Windsor. Follow UWindsor Nursing on Twitter! Watch our Nursing Takeover on Instagram!
- For any other information, please visit uwindsor.ca/registrar/resource/student
Worried about online learning in Nursing? Winter 2021 Online Learning Webinars are available. Please visit http://learn.uwindsor.ca/uwin-online to view powerpoint presentation or to hear video recording of the webinar.
Nursing has also created a video about online learning. It is accessible on the Nursing Student Support Centre Blackboard site under events.
FAQs for instructors and students regarding Fall 2020 are available on the COVID-19 website: https://www.uwindsor.ca/coronavirus/303/coronavirus-faq
A. Please read the following:
- Due to COVID-19, all Winter 2021 courses will be offered remotely.
- If you have questions about a course that you are taking, please contact your course professor directly.
- Alternatives to in-person final examinations are being implemented: Final assessments will be conducted remotely. Your course professor will have additional information for you.
A. Information regarding clinical placements has been sent to all nursing students via email dated June 29th, 2020, with subsequent updates provided July 20th, 2020 and August 21st, 2020. Please note, work restrictions are in effect for students at this time. Please continue to monitor your email and the clinical course blackboard site for details.
A. Clinical courses are running in the Fall for 2nd year, 3rd year and 4th year students in the hospital. Students should register for all courses including clinical and labs as per the Course Sequence Guide posted under “Resources for Current Students” on the Faculty of Nursing website https://www.uwindsor.ca/nursing/345/resources-current-students
A. NURS 4762 (Clinical Nursing Experience: Community)
The Clinical Team has conducted a survey of our community partners to assess the availability of student placements for the winter semester. COVID-19 continues to impact our community agencies with the majority unable to accommodate students. Due to the inability to secure a full complement of community placements for the winter, NURS 4762 (Clinical Nursing Experience [Community Preceptorship]) will again take place remotely on all campus sites (U of W, St. Clair College Windsor and Chatham, and Lambton). Students will be required to purchase a virtual simulation program that is specific to community nursing (approximately $79 USD). Additional course information including purchase details will be provided later. Please note that there will be weekly synchronous clinical sessions held. You will be informed of the day and time of the sessions close to the beginning of the winter semester.
A. All Fall 2020 lab courses will be offered remotely. Students in year 2 and year 3 will automatically be placed in your clinical course and will show up on your timetable. If you have any questions about a course you are taking, please contact your course professor directly.
A. Information regarding labs for Winter 2021 can be found in Notice: re face to face labs sent out on October 5th, 2020.
A. No, the building is secured and the general and SIM lab spaces are not open.
- If you would like an appointment for skills practice, please email the Clinical Lab Coordinator; Lacey Rivest: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Virtual peer mentors are available through Microsoft Teams. Please contact Lacey Rivest by email email@example.com to book an appointment.
- If you have questions about the SIM lab, please contact: Dr. Debbie Rickeard: firstname.lastname@example.org
A. Program Advising is available Monday-Friday 8:30-4:30 for the Nursing program: Please email Fran Meloche, RN MScN Student Success Coordinator; email@example.com to schedule a virtual appointment.
- Struggling with a course
- Academic advising & planning
- Referral for Services (most are now offered virtually)
- Much more..
A. Missed an event in Nursing? No problem. All events are recorded and available on the Blackboard organization site https://blackboard.uwindsor.ca/ Nursing Student Support Centre (2020) under the Events tab.
A. NCLEX information can be found: https://www.cno.org/en/become-a-nurse/entry-to-practice-examinations/nclex-rn/exam-writers/qas-about-the-nclex-rn-for-exam-writers/. Please continue to check the College of Nurses site to find updates regarding when you are eligible to write your NCLEX. As a reminder, students need to complete the BScN program and have an offer of employment before they are able to apply for a temporary licence.
Effective July 16, 2020 the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS) Request for Academic Records/Transcript forms are processed electronically through the University of Windsor, Faculty of Nursing office. Please visit Nursing Visa Screen Application Process for the complete application process.
You will also find instructions to other nursing boards on this link.
- The decision has been made to suspend and or cancel sports through 2020 to protect participants. To read the full article visit https://www.uwindsor.ca/dailynews/2020-06-08/suspension-sports-through-2020-protect-participants-says-league
- Looking for some downtime? Join the Lancer Gaming official eSports program. Visit https://www.uwindsor.ca/success/617/lancer-gaming for more information.
- Information on the re-opening of the St. Denis Centre can be found at https://www.uwindsor.ca/lancerrecreation/316/about-us
Student Support Program and Student Wellness
A. If you are student in distress, please take advantage of the following services:
- The Student Counselling Centre (SCC) will be conducting appointments through an online video service that is contained within Therapy Assist Online (TAO) or through phone. The TAO video service is done through Zoom meetings. For your appointment, the SCC will send you information on how to use the online interview system. If you do not have a camera on your computer, the system can be used audio-only. If you do not have a computer that has these features, your appointment can be done via phone.
- If you are looking to access counselling for the first time, email firstname.lastname@example.org and they will follow up with you electronically to conduct the intake process.
- MySSP provides free confidential counselling services by licensed counsellors 24/7 via call 1-844-451-9700 or text. For more information and to download the app please go to http://www.uwindsor.ca/studentexperience/500/my-student-support-program
- Good2Talk: 24 Hour Student Helpline - 1-866-925-5454
- Windsor-Essex Counselling Support Line (Windsor-Essex COVID Care Coalition) 519-946-3277
- Community Crisis Centre at Windsor Regional Hospital Ouellette campus. This includes a 24-hour crisis telephone line - 519-973-4435
- Visit https://www.uwindsor.ca/coronavirus/377/wellbeing-portal for information and support for your mental well-being
A. Looking for a social connection? Try a small group! You can "Drop in Support Groups" on campus or "Wellness Group": visit https://www.uwindsor.ca/studentcounselling/ to find out more.
In addition to the provision/coordination of classroom and testing accomodations, Student Accessibility Services (SAS) provides a variety of services and supports to students who have registered with SAS, having documented disabilities including:
- learning disabilities
- attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder
- acquired brain injuries
- vision, hearing and mobility impairments
- chronic medical conditions
- psychiatric issues
Students new to the University of Windsor need to complete the intake and registration form on the SAS website: https://www.uwindsor.ca/studentaccessibility/ . An Advisor from SAS will contact the student and support the student virtually through this process.
If you are a registered SAS student, please follow up with your Advisor and they will assist you. Should you have any difficulties in connecting with your Advisor while the University is in essential services mode, please email: email@example.com.
If you have a letter of accommodation and are registered with SAS, please provide this to each course professor within the first two weeks of class.
Information on exams and how SAS may assist with the delivery of final exams is to be determined.
Effective immediately, Student Health Services will be conducting appointments via telephone. At the time of your appointment, a physician from Health Services will call you and they will conduct your appointment via phone. If the physician needs to see you in person, a follow up appointment will be booked. It is estimated that 80% of appointments can be addressed without an in-person follow up appointment. Prescriptions can still be issued through this approach.
Student Self-Report of Illness
- Given the potential for ongoing health-related concerns, the University has made the decision to extend the use of the student self-report of illness interface (with the exception of students in the JD and the Dual JD), and to continue to waive the requirement to submit medical notes until further notice.
- This ask.UWindsor article outlines how students can self-report illness through UWinsite Student.
- The Office of the Registrar will send a cumulative list of students who have self-reported illness to each department weekly throughout the semester. During exam periods, these lists will be distributed daily. All lists will be organized by instructor and course for sharing with instructors.
- As always, students are entitled to request accommodations based on medical or compassionate grounds as per Bylaw 54, 2.18 and Bylaw 55, 1.11. Determinations about whether and how to accommodate students who submit requests for consideration based on compassionate grounds will as usual be made by instructors and/or the Associate Dean, in keeping with any standard procedures within specific Faculties and the Senate bylaws.
- To report any illness go to https://www.uwindsor.ca/dailynews/2020-04-02/new-interface-enables-students-self-report-illness-symptoms-related-coronavirus
Student Resources for on campus support
A. There are safe learning spaces on campus. Please visit this https://www.uwindsor.ca/current-students/study-spaces to book your On-Campus Workspace.
A. The Library will continue to provide services to students, faculty and staff remotely. For updates, please refer to the COVID-19: Library Services During Disruption webpage http://leddy.uwindsor.ca/
A. Information Technology Services is happy to help any students who have difficult accessing university sites or course resources remotely. If you need assistance please leave a message at x4440 or log a ticket at uwindsor.ca/itshelp for assistance. You can also visit ask.uwindsor.ca for additional information.
A. If you are experiencing technical difficulties at home, the University of Windsor has WiFi and has developed a safe study space on campus for students. Please visit https://www.uwindsor.ca/current-students/study-spaces to book your Campus Workplace session.
Effective immediately, Student Awards & Financial Aid will only be accessible via email and on-line appointments. Information and updates will be posted to the Student Awards & Financial Aid website as it becomes available.
Students experiencing financial hardship should email firstname.lastname@example.org with a brief explanation of their situation and their request will be triaged appropriately. Please visit the COVID-19 updates section of their websiste for additional details about Student Awards, Financial Aid, and Emergency Bursary Funding. Website:https://www.uwindsor.ca/studentawards/418/emergency-bursary-funding If you are in a position of repayment with OSAP, payments are now suspended for the summer months. More information can be found: https://www.ontario.ca/page/osap-ontario-student-assistance-program
For information on the residence services, please visit the Residence Services home page
Food Services will continue to provide meals to campus seven days a week, with its primary focus being the delivery of a food program for students who live on campus. Food Services will continue to assess the level of service being offered to the campus and will change hours of business based on the number of guests using each service. For updates on the daily hours of business please check the food services website. www.uwindsor.ca/foodservices/
The Campus Food Pantry continues to operate. Please visit University of Windsor Students' Alliance (UWSA) website for information: https://uwsa.ca/uwsa-services/campus-food-pantry/ or visiti https://www.uwindsor.ca/dailynews/2020-10-01/pantry-open-students-needing-food for how to contact the Campus Food Pantry directly.
A. Student Success and Leadership Centre
- SSLC hiring practices for Head Start student staff, LEAD, and Faculty Leaders are proceeding, but the selection process may change.
- Regretfully, Bounce Back will have to discontinue its in-person sessions, but will provide its participating students with some electronic supports.
- Effective immediately, all Outstanding Scholars will discontinue their research. The University will maintain its funding commitment to these students. If you are an Outstanding Scholar and you have questions, please contact Dr. Simon Du Toit at email@example.com
Career Development and Experiential Learning
Our primary location in the Joyce Entrepreneurship Centre is closed to staff, students, and visitors. Services will continue remotely via phone, email and on-line until further notice:
- You can book appointments and register for online workshops via mySuccess.
- For appointments, a career advisor will either be in touch to schedule the meeting over Microsoft Teams or call you at the scheduled time at the phone number you provided. You can upload your resume or other documents at the time of booking your appointment or email them in advance of your appointment to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Our workshops are held on Blackboard. Instructions for joining our Blackboard site and participating in the workshop can be found in the event description on the mySuccess calendar.
- Visit our website at www.uwindsor.ca/cdel for more information. Please email email@example.com if you have any questions and one of the advisors will reply to you.
- Students with questions about the Ignite Work Study or VIP-Community Service Learning programs should communicate with coordinators at firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com respectively.
Effective immediately, the Cashier's Office will be closed to walk-in traffic and telephone inquiries. Cashiers will continue to be available via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please use this email address to submit documentation (attached as PDFs) or to request documentation.
Contact & Other General Information
Important Contact Numbers:
Windsor-Essex Country Health Unit: 519-258-2146 ext. 1420
The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit (WECHU) is the regional health organization that is responsible for public health in the Windsor Essex region. WECHU works closely with Public Health Ontario and the Public Health Agency of Canada to track, manage and respond to pandemic-related concerns.
Telehealth Ontario: 1-866-797-0000
Telehealth Ontario is a free, confidential service you can call to get health advice or information. A Registered Nurse will take your call 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Contacts for University of Windsor students:
Student Health Services
Contacts for UWindsor employees:
Contact your family doctor, a local walk-in clinic or Telehealth Ontario at 1-866-797-0000
Safe Lancer App
Please visit Safe Lancer App to download the app on your mobile device.