COVID-19 Resources for Health Educators

The Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) continues to monitor guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) state and local health agencies as it relates to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).

To support the information needs of health professions educators, students, and other stakeholders, this page includes details about new informational webinars.

Please check this page regularly for updates as IPEC will continue to provide more information as it becomes available.


These webinars are free and open to the public. Recording of all webinars will be available soon after the webinar airs.

ASPPH Plenary Session Webinar 
COVID-19: Role of Academic Public Health and Preparing for What Comes Next

Aired on Friday, March  13 at 1:00 p.m. (ET)

Panelists: Carlos del Rio, MD, Richard N. Hubert Professor and Chair, Hubert Department of Global Health, Emory University Rollins School of Public Health; Donna Petersen, ScD, MHS, CPH, Dean, University of South Florida College of Public Health; Chang-Chuan Chan, PhD, Dean, National Taiwan University College of Public Health; and Hilary Godwin, PhD, Dean, University of Washington School of Public Health

Moderator: Sandro Galea, MD, DrPH, MPH, Dean, Boston University School of Public Health and Chair, ASPPH Board of Directors

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The 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) is now a worldwide outbreak. The disease was first identified in China and has since spread over the world. Under the technical and scientific leadership of the WHO, CDC, and others, academic institutions are closely monitoring the outbreak; contributing expertise in risk assessment and risk communication; providing guidance to faculty, staff and students; and, serving as a resource and to leaders and the media in their communities. This session will provide an update on what is known about the virus and outbreak and explore issues of concern to academic institutions.

AACN COVID-19 Response Webinar Series

These webinars are available on-demand. For the full list of 10+ AACN webinar offerings, please click here.

Making Informed Decisions in Response to COVID-19

Aired on March 13, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. (ET)

Panelists: Tener Goodwin Veenema, PhD, MPH, MS, RN,  Professor, Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing: Deborah E. Trautman, PhD, RN, FAAN, President and CEO, American Association of Colleges of Nursing

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As the academic nursing community prepares to address the Coronavirus outbreak, AACN has consulted with experts is disaster planning on how nursing schools can maintain quality programs while keeping students, faculty, and staff safe. Please join us for the first webinar in our new series on COVID-19 featuring one of the nation’s leading experts on overcoming public health threats. The discussion will center on AACN’s newly released guidelines for schools to consider related to emergency preparedness and response.

F.A.S.T: Academic Nurse Educators Respond to COVID-19

Aired on March 16, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. (ET)

Panelist: Valerie Howard, EdD, MSN, RN Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Duke University School of Nursing

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In this time of COVID-19, Academic Nurse Educators are being asked to quickly convert on-campus course sessions to online and consider alternative clinical placements to support course, clinical and program outcomes. Using the acronym FAST (Faculty, Alternate Clinical, Students, Teaching with Technology), attendees will receive strategies to maintain excellence in their programs while supporting their academic communities.

Bridging the Gap-Implementing Technology to Deliver Course Online

Aired on March 18, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. (ET)

Panelists: Dan Weberg, PhD, RN, Head of Clinical Innovation, Trusted, Inc.; Joni Tornwall, PhD, RN, Associate Professor of Clinical Nursing and Co-Director of the Academy for Teaching Innovation, Excellence and Scholarship, The Ohio State University College of Nursing; John Pryba, BS, Systems Specialist - A&P, The Ohio State University Colegge of Nursing

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Learn how to combine simple and available tools with teaching methods to create continuity with your classroom when online education is required.

Aligning Simulation within COVID-19 Contingency Plans

Aired on March 24, 2020 at 1:00 p.m (ET)

Panelists: Carol Fowler, EdD, RN, ANEF, FAAN, Professor & Director, EISLE, Durham University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Nursing; KT Waxman, ​DNP, MBA, RN, CNL, CENP, CHSE, FSSH, FAONL, FAAN, Director & Faculty, California Simulation Alliance

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COVID-19 has been a disruptive force in most aspects of our lives. Many schools have abruptly moved from in person clinical to online simulation based learning and faculty are expected to be nimble in transitioning curricula to meaningful online learning. This session will discuss various strategies to meet the learning objectives of your courses. The presenters will discuss this as an opportunity to capture the impact of using simulation based learning in innovative ways while maximizing resource availability.

COVID-19: Promoting Resilience in Times of Crisis

Aired on March 27, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. (ET)

Panelists: Linda MacIntyre, PhD, RN, PHN, Chief Nurse, American National Red Cross; Valerie Cole, PhD, Clinical Psychologist and Manger of Disaster Health and Mental Health Services, American Red Cross

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During disasters and time of uncertainty, nurses and other health professionals can promote resilience. This presentation includes a technique to renew energy, ways to support children during disasters and strategies to decrease social isolation and foster resilience.

COVID-19 Series: Techniques to Teach Assessment Online NOW!

Aired on April 3, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. (ET)

Panelists: Kate Sustersic Gawlik, DNP, APRN-CNP, FAANP, Assistant Professor of Clinical Nursing The Ohio State University School of Nursing and Project Manager, Million Hearts; Alice M. Teall, DNP, APRN-CNP, FAANP, Assistant Professor of Clinical Nursing, The Ohio State University School of Nursing

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This webinar will dive into strategies on how to move physical assessment courses online classes. The webinar will include a conversation around promoting student engagement while ensuring student competency, and touch on a variety of assessments that transition to the virtual space. An online model for conducting objective structured clinical examinations (OSCEs) will also be shared.

AAMC COVID-19 Webinars
What Health Care Providers Need to Know about 2019-Novel Coronavirus

Aired on February 18, 2020 at 12:15 p.m. (ET)

Panelists: Sharon Vanairsdale, DNP, APRN, ACNS-BC, NP-C, CEN, FAEN, FAAN, Program Director, Serious Communicable Diseases Unit,  Emory University School of Medicine; Bruce Ribner, MD, MPH, Professor of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine; Aneesh Mehta, MD, Associate Professor, Emory University School of Medicine and Assistant Director, Transplant Infectious Diseases, Emory Vaccine Center;  Kate Boulter, RN, BAN, MPH, Nurse Manager, Nebraska Biocontainment Unit and Lead for Online Education and Technical Assistance, National Ebola Training and Education Center (NETEC); and Alex Isakov, MD, MPH, Executive Director, Office of Critical Event Preparedness and Response (CEPAR) and Professor of Emergency Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine
Click here to access the archived recording.

Brought to you by Emergency Nurses Association, the American College of Emergency Physicians, the Association of American Medical Colleges, the CDC and the National Ebola Training and Education Center provides valuable information for health care providers on COVID-19. During this event, leading experts discussed the current state of the coronavirus and share identification, isolation, and treatment strategies for symptomatic patients.

Webinar on the Novel Coronavirus Outbreak

Aired on March 3, 2020

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Panelists: William A. Bornstein, MD, PhD, Chief Medical Officer and Chief Quality and Patient Safety Officer, Emory Healthcare and Professor, Emory University School of Medicine; Robert Cherry, MD, MS, FACS, FACHE, Chief Medical and Quality Officer, University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) Health; Timothy H. Dellit, MD, Chief Medical Officer, University of Washington (UW) Medicine, Vice President for Medical Affairs, University of Washington, and President, UW Physicians; Richard C. Hunt, MD, FACEP, Senior Medical Advisor, National Healthcare Preparedness Programs, Office of Emergency Management and Medical Operations, Readiness Division, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness & Response, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services; Jean Kutner, MD, MPH/MSPH, FAAHPM, FACP, Chief Medical Officer, University of Colorado Hospital and Professor of Medicine and Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs, University of Colorado School of Medicine; Marybeth Sexton, MD, Assistant Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases, Emory Healthcare; and Daniel Z. Uslan, MD, MBA, Clinical Chief, Infectious Diseases, Medical Director, Infection Prevention and Antibiotic Stewardship, UCLA Health

The Chief Medical Officers Group held a webinar on the Novel Coronavirus outbreak, discussing the practical implementation of the CDC guidelines. CMOs and infectious disease experts from the University of Washington, UCLA Health, and Emory Healthcare (Designated Serious Communicable Diseases Unit) shared their experiences and key takeaways to assist with planning your own local responses. ASPR leadership provided a brief update as well. 

NLN COVID-19 Webinars

The NLN Center for Innovation in Education Excellence with contributions from NLN Simulation Leaders are compiling virtual resources on Covid-19 and virtual simulation options for pre-licensure students and NP students. The documents are updated every Monday. 

View complimentary recordings of the Taking Aim: Addressing Online Teaching Challenges webinar series by visiting the  Taking Aim Webinar Series webpage. New recordings are published two business days following each live webinar.

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Managing Chaos and Creating Calm Webinar

Join us on Friday, April 24 from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm EDT for the fourth offering in the Taking Aim: Remote Teaching Challenges webinar series. Dr. Malone will discuss mindful approaches to reduce stress and anxiety for educators and students as we work together to achieve outcomes and remain balanced in the process.

Speaker: Beverly Malone, PhD, RN, FAAN CEO, National League for Nursing

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Webinars