School of Nursing and Health Studies

Spring 2020 Message From School Dean

March 30, 2020

Dear School of Nursing & Health Studies Students:

You are no doubt living through--and being educated during--an unprecedented time due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

As Dean, I simply wish to send a note of support and to recognize that the Spring quarter will be full of new challenges. Please be assured that we have set up many resources to help you to succeed.

First, do know that we care about your well-being. We realize that income, food, housing and mental health are key factors contributing to health, well-being, and the success of your education. Our School of Nursing and Health Studies Academic Services team has set up a web page with numerous helpful resources to assist you:
Second, the university has provided facts and information regarding Spring quarter.
Third, shifting to remote learning can be stressful and we are here to assist. View the university's how-to guides and online learning resources.
Fourth, for the latest information on coronavirus, do visit the UW website with specific and reliable information
Finally, one of our professors has collected a lot of information about COVID-19. Scroll through for resources and answers to common questions that we are receiving from you. Also, feel free to send new questions to and Dr. Iverson-Cabral will add your question to her website and answer it!
We are here to ensure a smooth transition to this new learning environment. Your professors will be in touch with you regularly to guide you through the expectations and how-to's of your courses.

If you need any guidance, advice or assistance, please contact your academic advisor through EAB/Navigate (undergraduate), ScheduleOnce (graduate), or 425-352-5376 (voicemail checked daily). In addition, feel free to contact Clay Schwenn (, Director of Academic Services with comments, questions or concerns.

Sincere and best regards,
Shari L. Dworkin, Dean
School of Nursing and Health Studies