Sullivan University students reflect on pandemic lessons amid return to in-person instruction – WLKY
LOUISVILLE, Ky. —
After more than a year of virtual instruction, Sullivan University is welcoming students back in-person for the summer quarter.
Misty Stutz, dean of the College of Pharmacy and Health Science, knows just how trying the last year has been for those in the healthcare field, but it posed even more challenges for students training in the profession.
“No one can say that health care workers don’t have an extreme impact and last year was vision to that,” she said. “This year, I am looking forward to having them in the classroom together, working together, which is what we anticipate anyway.”
Stutz said the 250 students slated to return for the summer session will see some sense of normalcy. This includes a full class of nearly 40 students, no social distancing, and if they’re fully vaccinated, no masks.
“We’re using an extreme amount of caution and highly recommending the vaccine,” Stutz said. “As soon as the CDC recommends it for health care providers, we will require it.”
For physician assistant students like Tina Saini, hands-on learning is imperative for her career, which made remote learning difficult.