COVID-19: School of Nursing Information

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The COVID-19 pandemic impacts everyone. Do your part to foster a healthy and safe campus environment for all by following these important guidelines.

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Clinical Placements: Vaccination Requirements

Local hospital systems that University at Buffalo School of nursing partners with to provide clinical experiences in both the undergraduate and graduate programs are requiring the COVID-19 vaccination to participate in student clinical placement at their facilities.

These sites join many others that are commonly used by both the undergraduate and graduate programs in the School of Nursing. We expect most, if not all, other clinical sites will follow suit. For many programs, these sites are the only ones we use for specific clinical experiences required by your program.

As outlined in the School of Nursing policy library, we are contractually obligated to meet all clinical requirements for immunizations that are set by our practice partners. Furthermore, the State University of New York is planning to require all in-person students to obtain the vaccine to continue their studies in the fall. As a result of the directives from SUNY and our practice partners, we encourage students pursuing degrees in the School of Nursing to plan accordingly for COVID-19 vaccinations, to include completion of the vaccination and implied immunity 2-weeks post the last vaccination to be able to participate in required learning activities.

Students with questions or concerns regarding the vaccine should consult their health care provider for more guidance. 

Attendance and participation in clinical-based learning is a requirement for nursing students. Unvaccinated students will not be eligible to continue or attend clinical rotations that start the first week of classes. If you do not meet the vaccination and implied immunity two weeks post-vaccination, please contact student services to discuss if you meet leave of absence requirements, or have decided to decline your seat in the nursing program.  

Mask Guidance: Students

  • In keeping with state and federal regulations, masks will continue to be mandatory for everyone aboard UB buses and shuttles and in clinical health care settings (e.g. UB Health Services, Dental School facilities, on-campus testing sites) on campus.
  • UB faculty, staff and students who work or learn at hospitals, nursing homes, clinics or diagnostic and treatment centers off campus must continue to comply with any site-specific regulations in place.