Multimedia Projects

A New world of Nursing – Covid-19 Impact on Nursing Students

Reporter Package – Project Four

B-Roll Credit: https://vimeo.com/258445019

Web Story:

St. Pete Beach, FL- Covid-19’s closure of colleges around America has caused nursing students to re-evaluate the way they learn.


Nursing school is a two-year program that provides students with hands-on learning experiences to prepare them for their jobs, called clinicals. The Outbreak of Covid-19 has taken away this ability to learn – causing teachers and students to find new ways to practice medicine.


Florida State Nursing Student, Kylie Begin, is cruelty struggling with the new pandemics’ influence on her classes. Begin says’s “she only had about six weeks of clinics in a hospital” before she had to go to online schooling.


Begin says that online clinics give her more time to reflect on issues and learn. She says the online school has added “a lot of extra work tagged on to the end,” which increases the difficulty of classes.


Auburn-Montgomery Student, Hannah Seal, agrees with Begin’s sentiments.
Seal claims that “its a lot harder to understand the content without having the pressure right there.”


Both students hope to be allowed back into clinical before it impacts their mandatory volunteer hours. If not allowed back in the following semester – their graduation dates could be put at risk.

Broadcast Script

ANCHOR ON CAM

CORONA VIRUSES CLOSURE OF COLLEGES AROUND AMERICA HAS CAUSED NURSING STUDENT TO RE-EVALUATE THE WAY THEY LEARN.

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NATS: [ HOSPITAL SOUNDS]

SOT: KYLIE BEGIN, NURSING STUDENT AT FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY 

[“MY NAME IS KYLIE BEGIN, THE NURSING SCHOOL THAT I’M AT IS FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY AND I AM A JUNIOR BUT IN MY FIRST YEAR OF NURSING SCHOOL.”] 

[“CORONA HAS IMPACTED MY VERY FIRST SEMESTER OF CLINICALS SO I ONLY HAD ABOUT SIX WEEKS OF IN PERSON CLINICALS IN A HOSPITAL.  SO ONLINE WE DID IT THROUGH SIMULATION WHICH ISN’T QUITE THE SAME BUT YOU DO GET A CHANCE TO REALLY REFLECT.”]

HANNAH SEAL, AN AUBURN – MONTGOMERY NURSING STUDENT WAS ALSO IMPACTED BY THE CORONA VIRUS

SOT: HANNAH SEAL, NURSING STUDENT A AUBURN – MONTGOMERY

[“SO COVID-19 HAS EFFECTED THE STAGE I’M AT PERSONALLY BECAUSE I CAN NO LONGER GO TO CLICIALS SO I DON’T GET ANY EXPERIENCE FROM THE HOSPITAL, THERE’S NOT ENOUGH PPE, MASKS, GOWNS ALL THAT FOR ME TO BE ABLE TO GO.”]

WHILE BOTH STUDENTS ARE AT DIFFERENT PARTS OF THEIR NURSING CAREER THEY BOTH AGREE THAT THE AMOUNT OF WORK THEY HAVE AS DOUBLED.

SOT: KYLIE BEGIN, NURSING STUDENT AT FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY 

 [“THERE HAS BEEN A LOT OF EXTRA WORK TAGGED ON TO THE END, SO THAT WOULD MAKE MY STUDIES A LOT HARDER, ESPECIALLY BECAUSE IN NURSING SCHOOL EACH SEMESTER GETS HARDER THE MORE MATERIAL YOU GET.” 

SOT: HANNAH SEAL, NURSING STUDENT A AUBURN – MONTGOMERY

[“ALSO DURING DISTANCE LEARNING WHICH IS REALLY DIFFICULT TO UNDERSTAND ALL THE CONTENT WITHOUT HAVING A PROFESSOR RIGHT THERE.”] 

BOTH ARE ALSO CONCERNED ABOUT GETTING THE CORRECT NUMBER OF CLINICALS HOURS TO GRADUATE FROM SCHOOL

SOT: HANNAH SEAL, NURSING STUDENT A AUBURN – MONTGOMERY

[“ A LARGE PART OF NURSING SCHOOL IS THE CLINICAL HOURS. IF YOU CAN’T GET THE CLINICAL HOURS DONE YOU CAN’T ACTUALLY PASS THE CLASS.”] 

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