Lab Policy for Departments of Biological and Physical Sciences and Health and Human Performance

All labs classes in the Departments of Biological and Physical Sciences and Health and Human Performance will be transitioning to online starting March 17, 2020.  The faculty will focus on students meeting the learning objectives for each of the lab courses through emphasizing critical content, data analysis, troubleshooting and lab procedures.

This will be accomplished using a combination of videos, images, data, online lectures and discussions to bring as much of the lab experience to students as possible. Revised syllabi reflecting these changes to the lab courses will be distributed to students through D2L.

RN to BSN Program Clinicals

The RN to BSN program at MSU Billings utilizes online format for didactic courses. The didactic courses will continue in their online modality and no changes will be made.

Clinicals that are currently occurring in the community will transition to an online format. 

For students currently in Nursing 302 Nursing in the Community who have not completed their clinical hours, the following will be implemented:

Student will complete training for Emergency Preparedness with FEMA for the remaining hours needed.

  1.  Students will be expected to complete their hours that would have been their face-to-face hours. They will accomplish this by completing the FEMA training hours until they have reached their required amount of hours. (A table is provided for students in D2L).
  1. Students will be required to complete the log of what they are learning from the FEMA trainings just as if you were doing face-to-face clinical and these logs will be turned into D2L assignments section.

Athletic Training & Medical Lab Science Clinicals

Athletic training clinical rotations are suspended at all clinical sites until 3/30.

Medical Laboratory Science Clinicals are administered through our academic partners, Montana State University and the University of North Dakota. Students in those clinicals should contact their Medical Laboratory Science clinical coordinator.

The faculty for these programs will continue to monitor the situation and reassess and make adjustments as needed. Please direct all clinical questions to your program director or clinical education coordinator.