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Coronavirus Resources for Nurse Educators

To support the information needs of nursing school deans, faculty, students, and other stakeholders, AACN has developed this resource center to highlight key information sources about the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) found on the web. This page will be updated regularly to include details about new informational events and webinars, the latest news from the CDC, educational events and webinars, and work underway at our nation’s nursing schools to raise awareness on prevention and preparedness efforts. 

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National Councils of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN)

AACN will update the resources below on a daily basis, but we advise readers to consult the CDC for the authoritative information on this outbreak. Schools wishing to suggest resources and links to be added to this page are encouraged to send an email to

Webinars, Tele-Conferences, and Modules


April 3, 2020 at 1:00 pm (ET)
AACN Webinar
COVID-19 Series: Techniques to Teach Assessment Online NOW!

April 6, 2020 at 2:00 pm (ET)
AACN Webinar
Public Health: Nursing Education and the COVID-19 Pandemic

April 7, 2020 at 12:00 pm (ET)
AAMC Webinar
Electronic Health Records: Clinical Decision Support Lessons Learned with Ebola and Zika for COVID-19


AACN Webinars 

COVID-19 Breaking Through Denial to Action
Aired on April 2 - Recording coming soon!

Updated Considerations for COVID-19 Preparedness and Response in U.S. Schools of Nursing
Aired on March 31 - Recording coming soon!

Teaching Nursing Students How to Manage Crisis During COVID-19
Aired on March 30

COVID-19: Promoting Resilience in Times of Crisis
Aired on March 27

Update from Nursing Leadership on the Front Lines
Aired on March 25

Aligning Simulation within COVID-19 Contingency Plans 
Aired on March 24 

A Call to Leadership: Navigating Uncharted Waters 
Aired on March 23 

Bridging the Gap-Implementing Technology to Deliver Course Online 
Aired on March 18 

F.A.S.T: Academic Nurse Educators Respond to COVID-19
Aired on March 16 

Making Informed Decisions in Response to COVID-19 
Aired on March 13  

CDC Webinars

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Update and Infection Prevention and Control Recommendations 
Aired on March 13

CDC Media Telebriefing: Update on COVID-19 
Aired on March 10

What Clinicians Need to Know to Prepare for COVID-19 in the United States 
Aired on February 26


Motivational Interviewing  by American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA)

COVID-19 Patient Simulation Course - by CaseNetwork

COVID-19 Information Centers
Additional Resources

Directory of Local Health Departments

Global Map of Coronavirus Cases by the John Hopkins Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) 

Travel Advisories by the U.S. Department of State

Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to facilitate contact with local U.S. Embassies

Leadership Resources for Times of Crisis by Center for Creative Leadership (CCL)]

Self Care Tip Sheet for Nurses by the American Psychiatric Nurses Association 

SAGE Journals Coronavirus Research by SAGE Journals



March 24, 2020
Organizations Donate Unused PPE to Healthcare Workers by WISN Milwaukee News Channel

March 23, 2020
Clinical Training for Nursing Students Sidelined - by Inside Higher Ed

March 19, 2020
Advice for Faculty Members in a Turbulent Time - by Inside Higher Ed

March 18, 2020
1918 Redux: Supportive Nursing Care for the Coronavirus Pandemic Is Courageous Care - by the blog of the American Journal of Nursing 

March 17, 2020
Coronavirus watch: Hopkins-trained nurse in hard-hit Italy has warning for Americans: ‘Stay home’  - by The Baltimore Sun

March 9, 2020
Clinical Courses and Risk Factors for Mortality of Adult Inpatients with COVID-19 in Wuhan, China: A Retrospective Cohort Study - by The Lancet

March 6, 2020 6 Ways Colleges and Universities are Responding to the Coronavirus - by NPR

March 6, 2020  Coronavirus and Higher Education  - by Inside Higher Ed

March 6, 2020 Federal Agencies, Health Association Help Colleges Plan Ahead - by Inside Higher Ed

March 5, 2020 Health-Care Students on the Front Lines - by Inside Higher Ed

March 4, 2020 Universities' Role in Race to Develop Vaccine - by Inside Higher Ed

March 3, 2020 The Coronavirus Threatens to Upend Higher Ed - by The Chronicle of Higher Education

February 29, 2020 COVID-19 for Nurses: Skip the Rumors and Stick to the Basics -  by American Journal of Nursing

February 27, 2020 Getting Campuses Ready for the Coronavirus - by Inside Higher Ed

February 27, 2020 What Organizations Should Be Doing - by Harvard Business Review

February 26, 2020 Inexpensive Way to Diagnose COVID-19 - by Harvard Business Review

"Alert to the Necessities of the Emergency": U.S. Nursing During the 1918 Influenza Pandemic by Public Health Reports, 2010

School News and Resources

Yale Leaders Talk About COVID-19 - School of Nursing Dean Interview - by Yale University

Podcast Special Edition UPDATE: COVID-19 - by Penn Nursing

Nurses Trained to Stay Safe While Treating COVID-19 Patients - by University of Houston College of Nursing

Evolving Resources for Clinical Replacements - by University of Connecticut

Online Tool Kit fo COVID-19 Patients Not Able to Speak - by The Ohio State University

Coronavirus Resource Center - Johns Hopkins University & Medicine

Campus Communications - by Rhode Island Local Colleges & Universities

University of Nebraska Medical Center Modules

Member Discussion Thread on AACN Connect

AACN has created a new discussion thread where members can ask questions and find out what is happening at other schools of nursing related to Coronavirus prevention and preparedness efforts. 

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