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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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COVID-19 Nursing Student Support Fund

The fund provides one-time grants to nursing students enrolled in member schools who need financial support to complete their nursing programs and/or meet life expenses. 

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Opportunities and Free Resources

AACN has compiled a list of free resources and offers that are open to AACN member schools.

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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

AACN Webinars

The Nursing Crisis: Confronting, Distress, Nurnout, and Moral Injury
November 4, 2021 - 1:00-2:00 pm (ET)

Challenges & Strategies: A Culturally Competent Converation About Vaccinne Hesitancy
November 17, 2021 - 2:00-3:00 pm (ET)

View AACN's On-Demand COVID-19 Response Webinars

American Public Health Association and National Academy of Medicine

COVID-19 Conversations Webinar Series:

Webinar #5: COVID-19 Testing: Possibilities, Challenges, and Ensuring Equity
Webinar #4: Crisis Standards of Care During COVID-19
Webinar #3: Emerging Evidence on Spread and Treatment
Webinar #2: The Science of Social Distancing, Part 2
Webinar #1: The Science of Social Distancing, Part 1

CDC Webinars

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Update and Infection Prevention and Control Recommendations 
Aired on March 13, 2020

CDC Media Telebriefing: Update on COVID-19 
Aired on March 10, 2020

What Clinicians Need to Know to Prepare for COVID-19 in the United States 
Aired on February 26, 2020

Other Organization Webinars

Resuming On-Campus Operations
United Educators Webinar
Aired on June 29, 2020

Community Resiliency Model (Second Offering)
Georgia Nurses Association Webinar
Aired on June 25, 2020

Community Resiliency Model
Georgia Nurses Association Webinar
Aired on June 24, 2020

Recommendations for Improving National Nurse Preparedness for Pandemic Response: Early Lessons from COVID-19
American College of Medical Toxicology Webinar
Aired on June 24,  2020

Responding to the COVID-19 Crisis: A Survey of College and University Presidents
Inside Higher Ed Partnered with Hanover Research
Aired on April 1, 2020

Considerations For COVID-19 Preparedness And Response In U.S. Schools Of Nursing
Unbound Medicine
Aired on March 30, 2020

COVID-19: DE&I Implications and Considerations
National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education

Preparing Behavioral Health Organizations for Coronavirus
The Joint Commission

Coronavirus: What Nurses Need to Know to Be Prepared 
Johns Hopkins University


Motivational Interviewing  by American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA)

COVID-19 Patient Simulation Course - by CaseNetwork

Member School News, Exemplars, and Resources


Marywood University – April 28, 2021
COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics Held on Campus

University of Maine – April 27, 2021
UMaine to Offer COVID-19 Vaccines Wednesdays for Students and Community Members

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth – April 27, 2021
How Working Amid the Pandemic ‘Shaped the Perspective’ of UMass Dartmouth Nursing Students

Brenau University – April 26, 2021
Nursing Faculty and Students Vaccinate 4,000 in Community

University of Virginia – April 25, 2021
Nursing Students Volunteer to Administer Vaccine to Virginia Residents

Long Island University – April 24, 2021
LIU Nursing Students Give 500 Students COVID-19 Vaccines

University of Delaware – April 23, 2021
Senior Nursing Students Help with Mass Vaccination Events

Northern Kentucky University – April 22, 2021
Students Give the Shots During COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic at NKU

Montclair State University – April 22, 2021
For the Greater Good – School of Nursing Makes House Calls to Help Vaccinate the Community

Illinois State University – April 22, 2021
ISU Nursing Professor Explains Community Response in COVID Times

Western Kentucky University – April 21, 2021
An Historic Moment for Nursing Students | Leader to Leader

Southwestern Adventist University – April 20, 2021
SWAU Nursing Students Support COVID-19 Vaccine Efforts

The University of Texas at Austin – April 20, 2021
A Look at UT’s Essential Role in Addressing the Global COVID-19 Pandemic

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso – April 19, 2021
TTUHSC El Paso, Vista Markets Announce “Champions of Trusted Nursing Heroes” Campaign for Hunt School of Nursing

University of Kentucky – April 19, 2021
UK Students Invited to Share COVID-19 Experiences

Samford University – April 15, 2021
Nursing Students at Samford Administering COVID-19 Vaccine on Campus

The University of Southern Mississippi – April 15, 2021
USM Nursing, Hattiesburg Clinic Partner to Distribute COVID-19 Vaccines

University of San Diego  – April 6, 2021
MEPN Nursing Students Volunteer to Vaccinate the Community 

North Dakota State University – April 6, 2021
NDSU Nursing and Pharmacy Students Help to Protect the Herd 

New Mexico State University – April 5, 2021
New Mexico State University Nursing Students Play Key Role in State Vaccination Roll Out 

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Nursing Students “Stick it to COVID-19”

Boise State University – April 4, 2021
More than 800 Boise State Students Receive COVID-19 Vaccine During Saturday Vaccination Clinic 

University of Louisiana Monroe – April 1, 2021
Nursing Grads Enter the Workforce During a Pandemic 

Youngstown State University – March 30, 2021
YSU Holds First On-Campus COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic for Students, Staff 

Texas Christian University - March 26, 2021
Vaccinations: TCU Nursing Reaches Outside the Classroom for an Exponential Impact

Texas Christian University - March 17, 2021
Local Pre-Med, Nursing Students Continuing To Stay Motivated During Pandemic

University of Tennessee – February 26, 2021
UT Nursing Students Help Distribute Roughly 5k COVID-19 Vaccines

Wayne State University  – February 23, 2021
Students, faculty instrumental in Detroit’s vaccination effort
West Virginia Wesleyan College – February 23, 2021
WVWC students getting a dose of real-life experience

Elms College – February 19, 2021
COVID lends new purpose to Massachusetts college nursing programs
Rutgers University – February 19, 2021
Faculty and Students Assist in Administering COVID-19 Vaccinations

University of South Florida – February 19, 2021
USF’s Training Program for COVID Nurses Part of Roundtable Discussion

University of Central Florida – February 16, 2021
UCF Nursing Students Join COVID-19 Vaccination Effort

Marquette University – February 16, 2021
Marquette community reacts to the COVID-19 vaccine

Muskingum University – February 16, 2021
Muskingum County school staff receive COVID-19 vaccines

California State University, Chico – February 16, 2021
Nursing Students Serve on the Frontlines Against COVID-19

Georgia State University – February 15, 2021
Nursing Students Vaccinate Clarkston’s Seniors Against COVID-19

Western University of Health Sciences – February 12, 2021
WesternU Begins Administering COVID-19 Vaccines

University of Central Florida – February 12, 2021
UCF Nursing Students Step Up to Support Community Vaccination Sites

Pacific Lutheran University – February 11, 2021
PLU Nursing Students Help Vaccinate Nearly 1,200 People at On-Campus Event

Texas Christian University - February 10, 2021
Drive-through vaccine at TCU

Temple University – February 10, 2021
Temple frontline health students, faculty receive COVID-19 vaccine

Regent University – February 10, 2021
Regent University nursing students help administer COVID-19 vaccines

California State University – Long Beach – February 10, 2021
Long Beach's Vaccine Gamble Is Paying Off For Frontline Workers

Indiana University Kokomo – February 11, 2021
Nursing students serve as COVID vaccination volunteers

Waynesburg University – February 11, 2021
WU nursing department to assist in WHS vaccine distributio

University of Wisconsin-Madison – February 10, 2021
UW-Madison School of Nursing: Campus partnership to support community vaccination efforts

Delta State University – February 9, 2021
Partnership brings COVID-19 vaccination site to Bolivar County

Elmhurst University – February 9, 2021
Elmhurst University nursing students to help vaccinate people in DuPage County

University of Louisiana – February 9, 2021
ULM to administer COVID-19 vaccines this week to those eligible

University of South Alabama – February 9, 2021
USA College of Nursing Available to help with Covid-19 Vaccination Clinics

University of Houston – February 8, 2021
UH College of Nursing Answers Call to Administer COVD-19 Vaccines to Fort Bend County Residents

East Tennessee State University-  February 7, 2021
ETSU students assisting with COVID-19 vaccine

University of Texas at Tyler – February 4, 2021 
East Texas clinical students receive COVID-19 vaccine

University of Nevada, Las Vegas – February 3, 2021
Nursing students gain clinical experience administering COVID-19 vaccines at UNLV

University of Nevada-Las Vegas – February 2, 2021
Nursing, medical students play key role in COVID vaccination drive
California State University-Long Beach – February 2, 2021
Cal State Long Beach begins COVID-19 vaccinations for on-campus staff
Tarleton State University – February 2, 2021
Texas Universities Try to Graduate More Nurses to Combat Shortage

George Mason University – February 1, 2021
CHHS Plays Integral Role in Helping Vaccinate Nearly 800 Community Members in Phase 1a and 1b

Grand Canyon University – January 29, 2021
Nursing students circle back to clinical rotations

Marquette University – January 26, 2021
Nursing students, faculty share their outlook on COVID-19 pandemic

Eastern Kentucky University – January 26, 2021
EKU nursing students prepare to help administer vaccines

UMass Medical School – January 25, 2021
UMass vaccination effort, a sign of what might be

University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire – January 25, 2021
‘All hands on deck’: Local college students pitching in to roll out COVID-19 vaccine

Georgia Southwestern State University – January 22, 2021
GSW students and faculty step to the frontline by volunteering at vaccine clinic

University of Hawai’I – January 22, 2021
​UH Department of Health Vaccinate Healthcare, Post-Secondary Essential Workers

Mount Saint Mary College of Nursing – January 20, 2021
Nursing Majors Administer COVID Vaccinations

Washington State University – January 20, 2021
WSU Nursing Students and Faculty Giving COVID-19 Vaccinations

Rush University – January 13, 2021
Op-Ed in The Washington Post with Liz Brockland, Community Health Nurse Faculty 
Nurses can be more rational with patient health care than their own. I’m no different, but I got the vaccine and feel great.

Galen College of Nursing – January 12, 2021
Galen College of Nursing prepares every clinical student and clinical faculty in Kentucky to administer COVID vaccines
University of Arizona and Grand Canyon University – January 11, 2021
UA, GCU to become immunization sites next week
The University of Texas at Austin – January 11, 2021
Volunteer group of UT Austin students, faculty, and graduates ready to fill medical staffing shortages
Clayton State University – January 11, 2021
Clayton State begins administering COVID-19 vaccine to campus employees

UMass Medical School – January 9, 2021
UMass nursing grads train medical students how to administer COVID-19 vaccines
Clemson University – January 8, 2021
Clemson University’s eligible front-line workers receive COVID-19 vaccines thanks to MUSC partnership
Sacred Heart University – January 8, 2021
Sacred Heart University nursing students among first to administer vaccine

Boise State University – January 5, 2021
Idaho college students help healthcare workers administer COVID-19 vaccine

Inside Higher Ed – December 22, 2020
Congressional Deal Would Give Higher Ed $23 Billion
NPR – December 21, 2020
Despite High Demand For Nurses, Colleges Aren’t Keeping Up
Auburn University – December 19, 2020
Book Recounts Story of Auburn Nursing During COVID-19
National Academy of Medicine – December 18, 2020
National Organizations Call for Action to Implement Crisis Standards of Care During COVID-19 Surge
University of Houston – December 18, 2020
University of Houston Celebrates New Graduates via Facebook Live

Indiana University – December 15, 2020
209 Nursing Students Help Administer COVID-19 Vaccine
The University of Texas at Austin - December 15, 2020
UT Nursing Students Administer First COVID-19 Vaccines

University of Wisconsin System  – December 14, 2020
UW System Announces Details on COVID-19 Student Health Care Worker Initiative

Stony Brook University – December 8, 2020 (archived)
University Hosts Webinar on How to Advance Student Success During COVID-19

University of South Florida – December 1, 2020
USF Receives Donation to Support New Training Program for Nurses During COVID-19

University of Texas – November 12, 2020
UT Researchers exploring how much people trust public health information on COVID-19

University of South Florida College of Nursing - November 13, 2020
Donation to USF creates new COVID-19 training program for nurses

Georgia State University - November 11, 2020 
Community Health Nursing Students Screen Classmates for COVID-19

Montana State University - November 10, 2020 
MSU Nursing Student Helps Fight COVID-19 as Member of Montana Army National Guard

University of Mount Union – November 1, 2020
Nursing Student Gains Real-World Experience through Contact Tracing

San Diego State University – October 27, 2020
San Diego State University Faculty Lead Collaborative COVID-19 Research Efforts: Health Care

The College of St. Scholastica – October 19
St. Scholastica Remodel Simulates Hospital Experience for Nursing Students

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee – October 16, 2020
Future Nurse Practitioners Reach Out to Help Students in Quarantine

Arizona State University - October 13, 2020
Hope House Partners with Arizona State University to Expand Treatment

University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill – October 6, 2020
Carolina Nursing students prepare for a future COVID-19 vaccine

University of Virginia – September 30, 2020
Center at UVA School of Nursing compiling history of COVID-19 pandemic

CUNY Lehman College and New York University – September 29, 2020
College Nursing Programs Change Course to Meet Surging Demand During Pandemic

Concordia University Ann Arbor – September 21, 2020
Concordia University Ann Arbor’s School of Nursing innovates virtual learning during pandemic

George Washington University -  September 8, 2020 
GW Nursing Students Take Charge at COVID-19 Testing Site

University of North Dakota – September 8, 2020
UND, Sanford Join on COVID Behavioral Health Support Site
University of Kentucky – August 27, 2020
College of Nursing Research Partners with Churches to Address COVID-19, Health Disparities

University of South Florida – September 2, 2020
USF Supports COVID-19 Research Partnerships with New Seed Grants
University of Cincinnati – September 2, 2020
UC College of Nursing Students Learning on the Front Lines
University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa – August 27, 2020
HIDOE Expands Hawaii Keiki Health Services to Address COVID-19 Pandemic by Adding more than a Dozen Nurses to the Program

Marquette University - August 25, 2020
Wisconsin Company Partners with Marquette University in Fight Against COVID-19

University of Virginia - August 10, 2020
Lorna’s Fear: When Stigma Compounds The Consequences 

University of Hawai´i  - July 21, 2020
University of Hawai´i Contact Tracing Trainees Want to Help Hawai´i's Communities

Prairie View A&M University, Texas Woman’s University, and University of Houston – July 20, 2020
Alumni of Houston nursing schools unite during COVID-19

Mount Carmel College of Nursing – July 14, 2020
Nursing Student Alumni Share Experiences from the COVID-19 Frontline
University of Kentucky – July 14, 2020
UK College of Nursing conducting COVID-19 impact study on Appalachian, Black communities
South University – July 14, 2020
South University offering free contact tracing course to combat the spread of COVID-19

Yale University - June 26, 2020
Yale School of Nursing Launches COVID-109 Toolkit Webiste

University of South Florida - June 11, 2020
Student Teams Assess COVID Prevention Measures at Nursing Homes

University of Pennsylvania - June 10, 2020
Responding to Challenges of Older Adults with COVID-19

University of South Florida - June 5, 2020
'I've Always Had the Heart to Serve' USF College of Nursing Students Recount Their Month in NYC

University of Virginia - May 26, 2020
Resilience in the Time of COVID-19: How UVA Nursing Adapted

Rutgers University - May 20, 2020
Rutgers Nursing School Restores Hope at 2 Camden Housing Complexes

North Park University - May 14, 2020
North Park University School of Nursing Lives out Mission Caring for COVID-19 Patients

UT Health San Antonio - May 12, 2020
Nurses Rise to the Challenge of COVID-19

University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) - May 8, 2020
COVID-19 Module Provides Real-World Examples

University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) - May 7, 2020
UAB Faculty Keep Students on Track, Engaged with At-Home Simulations

Florida International University - April 27, 2020

FIU College of Nursing & Health Sciences’ STAR Center Recruited by Florida National Guard to Train Medical Personnel for COVID-19 Field Hospital 

University of Maryland - April 27, 2020
School of Nursing Offers Early-Exit Option to Students to Bolster Nursing Workforce During Pandemic 

University of South Florida - April 21, 2020
USF College of Nursing, Tampa Police Department Partner to Provide COVID-19 Relief

University of South Florida - April 20, 2020
College of Nursing Partners with TruMont for Virtual Clinical Curriculum

The Ohio State University - April 23, 2020
College of Nursing and Trusted Health Partner to Promote Mental/Emotional Health Support to Nurses on the Front Lines 

University of Washington - April 16, 2020
de Beaumont, CDC Foundation Support Program to Engage Nursing Students in Seattle’s COVID-19 Response

University of Alabama - April 6, 2020
UAB School of Nursing Faculty Serving on Local COVID-19 Task Force 

Yale University - March 31, 2020
Yale Leaders Talk About COVID-19 - School of Nursing Dean Interview 

Florida International University - March 28, 2020
FIU Partners with Baptist Health South Florida to 3D-print Reusable Face Shields 

University of Houston - March 24, 2020
Nurses Trained to Stay Safe While Treating COVID-19 Patients 

University of Pennsylvania - Updated Weekly
Podcast Special Edition UPDATE: COVID-19 


AACN member schools are adapting their programs and clinical learning opportunities in response to COVID-19. Below are some examples of the creative work underway to safely prepare nursing students for practice roles.

University of California Irvine - March 2021
COVID Symptoms, Symptom Clusters, and Predictors for Becoming a Long-Hauler: Looking for Clarity in the Haze of the Pandemic

Rush University - January 2021
Rush COVID-19 Community Response Playbook 

University of Colorado - May 27, 2020
The University of Colorado has taken steps to meet student mental health and training needs.  The school activated a campus-wide student volunteer database to match health sciences students with community volunteers to support individual needs. This was done as an interprofessional effort under the leadership of the Student Services Vice Chancellor. In addition, an interdisciplinary COVID-19 elective course was created by School of Medicine faculty and graduating students and was shared with both the Nursing and PA programs for replication. Finally, graduating undergraduate nursing students worked with Dr. Scott Harpin, the point person for the State of Colorado Emergency Operations Center, to receive just-in-time training in disaster response in Tier 3 facilities. The curriculum developed for this program serves as the template for training for all state-supported Aged Care Facilities (ACFs) across Colorado. The center now has a handful of nursing alumni serving as “master trainers” who will be deployed to lead the staff training for ACFs.

University of Minnesota - April 28, 2020
The School of Nursing found a creative way to show support and connection to their 2020 graduates who will not have the traditional commencement experience. Students are using FlipGrid to create videos on their thoughts, journey, and goodbye. Videos are then shared on a discussion board so their memories and messages are captured and shared.  Read more here, including some sample graduate videos (used with permission).

University of Hawaii at Manoa - April 15, 2020
Nursing Faculty Develop COVID-19 Training for Nursing Students and Frontline Nurses

University of Alabama - April 7, 2020
Faculty are utilizing telehealth expertise to continue to provide care to underserved patients while providing clinical hours to undergraduate students.

Vanderbilt University - April  7, 2020
Faculty created a new virtual, live-streamed learning experiences for clinical education. 

Northern Arizona University (NAU) - April 3, 2020
Select Accelerated BSN students are working within their local health department conducting screenings at two drive-up COVID-19 clinics. NAU has an additional two students working with an NP at a local homeless shelter doing screenings and assisting as needed to care for the homeless population. There are currently 14 students who are completing their clinical hours at Kingman Regional Medical Center (KRMC).


Harvard University School of Public Health
New Data Visualization Depicting Connection Between COVID-19 Case Rates and Deaths

Johns Hopkins University

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

University of Colorado
Training Portal for those Serving in COVID-19 Alternate Care Facilities

University of Connecticut
Evolving Resources for Clinical Replacements

University of Hawaii at Manoa
Free 3-hour Training Program "Nursing During Pandemics - COVID-19"

University of Houston
COVID-19 Contact Tracing for Nursing Professionals

University of Nebraska Medical Center Modules

​University of Wisconsin-Madison
Best Case/Worst Case:  ICU (COVID-19) Tool Kit

Yale University
COVID-19 Nursing Toolkit

Johns Hopkins University
Free Online Course in Administering COVID-19 Vaccination

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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COVID-19 Information Centers

Association of American Medical Schools

American Nurses Association (ANA)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

Health and Human Services – Office of Emergency Management and Medical Operations

National Academy of Medicine 

National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN)

White House - President Joseph R. Biden, Jr.

World Health Organization (WHO)

Additional Resources

Directory of Local Health Departments

Global Map and U.S. 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)]

Managing Stress & Self-Care During COVID-19: Information for Nurses by the American Psychiatric Nurses Association 

Mindfulness in the Workplace: Practical Application by the American Psychiatric Nurses Association

SAGE Journals Coronavirus Research by SAGE Journals

Nurses House - a national organization dedicated to helping Registered Nurses in need. Nurses House offers assistance with housing expenses and medical expenses to RNs who are seriously ill, injured, disabled or facing other dire circumstance.

National Library of Medicine LitCOVID - a curated literature hub on COVID-19 that includes the most current published literature that is searchable by category and topic. 

COVID-19 Nursing Self-Assessment © 2020 – Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses by Association Management Company Institute

Respiratory Protection Considerations for Healthcare Workers During the COVID-19 Pandemic - Health Security 

COVID-19 Contact Tracing Training by the Public Health Foundation

Statement on Graduate Admissions During the COVID-19 Pandemic - Council of Graduate Schools

Considerations for Reopening Institutions of Higher Education in the COVID-19 Era - America College Health Association

DIY Survey Kit: Evaluating Remote Learning Experiences for the 2020 Spring Semester - EDUCAUSE 

Guide for Resuming On-Campus Operations - United Educators

COVID-19 Dashboard - How Severe is the Pandemic Where Your Live - Harvard Global Health Institute

Infographic on COVID-19 & Higher Ed: The Three Pillars of Rapid Response - READY Education

COVID-19 Self-Care and Mental Health Training Available through TRAIN - Public Health Foundation

Community-Centric Public Health Practice: COVID-19 Vaccination and Beyond - Center for Health Security

COVID-19 Vaccine Partner Resources  - Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services