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Academic Relations and Kaiser Permanente Northern California Response to COVID-19

May 25, 2020 (updated 5/25; (9:01 a.m.)

After consulting expert resources and a review of current best practices, we are taking preventative action by temporarily discontinuing clinical rotations, clinical training programs, shadowing experiences, and practicum hours for pre-licensure nursing students in our 21 medical centers.

This decision will help to conserve precious supplies and resources focused on addressing the challenges of COVID-19, and reduce exposure risk to Kaiser Permanente members, staff and students participating in clinical training. We understand the challenges this restriction creates for completion of student’s required clinical hours. We are fully committed to supporting student education programs, and are closely reevaluating challenges related to the COVID-19 situation to ensure we can reinstate training programs as quickly as possible. We value our partnership with you, please visit this site for ongoing updates.

For questions regarding potential impact on other students, please consult with your local leader or the Northern California Regional Command Center.

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Check out the following links for the latest COVID-19 updates:

Kaiser Permanente Updates

From the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

The latest information from the World Health Organization (WHO)

COVID-19 Situation Map (WHO)

Reminder: The Importance of Self-Care

Washing Hands and Caring, Go Hand in Hand!

Care For Self – Personal Coherence | The Nurse Scholars Academy

Reminder For Self-Care During Times Of Crisis | Watson Caring Science Institute

Wellness Resources

Employee Assistance Program | Kaiser Permanente

COVID-19 Coping Tips and Tools

American Psychological Association (APA) This website includes helpful links to other organizations.

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