World Christian University

New Notice January 1, 2021
As you are aware, the COVID-19 pandemic has altered many of our daily lives. Our hearts are with everyone around the world who has been affected by the COVID-19 outbreak, and we are unbelievably appreciative of all who are working hard to keep our communities healthy and safe — many of them World Christian University students, alumni, and faculty.

As online students, we recognize that you are going through a unique set of challenges. Through these difficult times, it is easy to become overwhelmed by the present events and to be worried about the future. World Christian University is fully prepared to fulfill our commitment of providing you with a quality education.
Under the most challenging circumstances, we all have the opportunity to put some of our best qualities — resilience, wisdom, commitment, and compassion — on display. We have continued to prioritize the health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff as the situation has evolved, and we remain committed to supporting you through your educational journey, no matter what may come.
World Christian University may permit the opening of the following locations after January 15, 2021 to a limited number of
Campus activities will look different in many ways and we will need the cooperation of every member of the World Christian University community to ensure their success. These plans reflect current public health guidance and are subject to change throughout the semester. World Christian University will continue to proactively communicate any changes that may affect campus activities.

• Students, staff, faculty, and visitors are required to wear a face cover while in the University’s buildings, wash hands frequently, and use hand sanitizer.

• Staff may remove face coverings while working at their desks or in their offices. Where 2 or more gather, wear a face cover.

• Face coverings are also required in all campus outdoor spaces (except when eating).

• If feeling sick, staff should stay home. This includes fever, cough or other symptoms.

• If staff test positive for COVID-19, they are required to quarantine for 14 days.

Additionally, report any positive test to HR immediately. The names of all the employees they have been in contact with (within a 6-foot radius) the previous two weeks will be collected so that they can be quarantined as well for 14 days.

• All are required to practice social distancing of 6 feet.


The MSN-FNP program has activities that do not lend themselves to remote instruction. However, the program will resume campus-based immersions as soon as health and safety conditions permit. As of March 2, 2021, immersions may be conducted within various sites. The University will schedule the activities to keep the density in the suite to a reduced number.

• If feeling sick, students, faculty, staff, and university visitors, should stay home. This includes fever, cough or other symptoms. If a student states they are feeling sick, they will be referred to their healthcare provider for clearance to return; doctor’s note required.

• Students/faculty/staff are required to wear a face covering as well as a face shield, gloves, and gowns while participating in immersion activities. Standardized patients must wear a face covering.

• To conduct the 4-day immersion experience:
◦ Maximum 10 students/2 standardized patients/2 faculty in classrooms/immersion space at one time
◦ Large group demonstrations and activities conducted via Zoom from home or hotel prior to coming to campus
◦ On campus, small groups with standardized patients: maximum 5 students/group, 1 standardized patient, 1 faculty x2 groups within the individual spaces at one time
◦ Rotating groups to get through students

• The university also has implemented increased cleaning protocols including daily cleaning of classrooms and immersion space with additional cleanings of high-touch surfaces between group use, providing cleaning and sanitizing supplies in the classrooms and immersion spaces for faculty/students, and reducing attendance by alternating group activities.


International MBA student courses have been moved exclusively online. It is critical for students to maintain active participation. Students who return to their home country must notify the University as soon as possible. Due to travel restrictions and other safety guidelines, the University will not be able to guarantee the student’s return to the United States. The University will do its best to work with international students on other available options.


Online doctoral education is expanding; however, there is a paucity of research on the predictors of student success in these programs. Institutional leaders struggle to provide the academic environment and interventions to help online doctoral students make continual progress and complete their doctoral research, especially in open enrollment environments. In this study, a primarily online doctoral-granting institution undertook significant financial and philosophical investments, in the form of modified processes and interventions, to support student success in completing their doctoral research. 

To better understand the impact of these investments, this study used student intervention and progress data to analyze which interventions were predictors of online doctoral student success as measured by accelerated progression. Specifically, both the shift from a dissertation to an applied research study and student participation in an intensive, research focused workshop supported student success. Future research should be conducted to determine if these results are generalizable to other programs and also to determine if an in-person or a virtual intensive workshop is more conducive to student success.