TRU Williams Lake School of Nursing Statement on COVID-19 Response
At TRU School of Nursing, our faculty, staff, and students are working hard to support the pandemic efforts, reduce the spread of the virus, ensure students can continue their academic progression, and join the work force that needs them in whatever way they can. We have transformed and adapted our School’s work in the following ways:
• All our nursing theory courses are now online and students are studying and accessing courses through Moodle from home;
• Course assignments and final exams have been altered (as needed) and faculty are committed to working with students on an individual basis to ensure no one is unfairly disadvantaged;
• Lab courses have been changed to online where possible, others have been postponed until we can provide those learning opportunities safely and in accordance with the provincial guidelines;
• Clinical practicums are suspended for all but our PN 2nd year students;
• Our fourth semester PN students’ acute care placements are being evaluated on an individual basis - we are assessing student competencies, students’ personal situations, and student safety to determine placement sustainability;
• Our research teams, staff, and faculty are working from home;
• Our support and resource services such as the library and student affairs have also transformed their services for online support; and
• TRU’s Williams Lake campus remains open for staff, faculty and students to access as needed. Specific information can be found at https://www.tru.ca/williamslake.html.
The situation is evolving rapidly, and TRU and SON is in regular consultation with our practice partners, with the BC government, and with other Schools of Nursing to plan for the challenges ahead. We are sharing our equipment and supplies and supporting our students and faculty to move into the workforce through volunteer or work opportunities.
Stay tuned for further updates in the coming weeks. We encourage you to check the TRU COVID website tru.ca/covid-19 regularly for information and ask that you follow the provincial directives for infection control. At times like this it is important to be courageous and ask for help as we need and to reach out to others for help and support as we can.
This baccalaureate program provides you with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree and allows you to write the Canadian Registered Nurse Examination (CRNE) and apply for registration with the British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP) to practice as a Registered Nurse (RN).
A 27-week program the prepares you to function as a Health Care Assistant, working in the community utilizing local personal care settings, intermediate and extended care facilities and private homes.
Acquire the practical and theoretical grounding to give professional nursing care to individuals, families and groups working as a Practical Nurse. As a graduate, you are eligible to write the Canadian Practical Nurse Registration Exam.