Aquifer COVID-19 Response Extended

Aquifer is extending our offer of free access to 175 virtual patient cases through June 30, 2020, to learners at nurse practitioner, residency, international, and other programs who do not currently subscribe to Aquifer. This offer includes learner-level access to:

To gain access, each program will need to complete this form requesting access:

About Aquifer Access

Aquifer’s virtual patient cases covering core clinical conditions are developed by medical educators to meet national educational objectives and fill the gaps in student’s clinical training. Aquifer is used by 95% of all US Medical Schools and a growing number of nurse practitioner and physician assistant programs. These ready-to-use cases are evidence-based, peer-reviewed, and continuously-updated and can be used to fill indirect clinical learning hour requirements and support accreditation.    

Aquifer is offering no-cost learner-level access to Aquifer’s trusted virtual patient cases for your students. Learner-level access will make it fast and easy to get started since no administrative time is needed from your program after completing your application and notifying your faculty and students. Once your request for access is granted and you send students the registration link we provide, students can self-register for immediate access to Aquifer cases. Cases can be accessed by computer or on any mobile device using our iOS and Android apps.

Note: To enable your program to get up and running as quickly as possible with Aquifer content, administrative access to our user management, searchable case library, custom course, and course reporting tools is not available with this offer.

Learn More About Aquifer

Not familiar with Aquifer? We suggest you start here to watch our All About Aquifer video overview and access demo cases for each Aquifer course:

Discover how Aquifer is serving nurse practitioner programs:

Frequently Asked Questions

Free Learner Access Request Process & Timing

Applications for non-subscribing nurse practitioner, residency, and international medical programs are targeted to open on April 10. We expect to begin providing access on a first-come, first-serve basis within 7 days of receiving applications. Aquifer is a non-profit organization, and our small staff is working tirelessly to provide access to your students as quickly as possible. 

Preparing to Complete Your Free Learner Access Request Form

While you are waiting for our application process to open on April 10, there are a few things you can do to prepare:

  • 1. Check to be sure your program isn't already a subscriber.

    Check our list of current subscribers to be sure your accredited program doesn’t already have an Aquifer account. Note: separately accredited programs at the same insitution cannot share an account (for example, if the medical school at your institution has an account, the nurse practitioner program must be separate and can apply for free access here). 

  • 2. Decide who will submit the SINGLE request form for your program.

    There can be ONLY ONE application per program. Someone from your Program Director, Department Chair, or Dean’s office should complete the application to streamline the process.

  • 3. Decide who will be the MAIN CONTACT for your Aquifer access.

    This person will need to complete the steps in the next tab to ensure efficient access for your students and faculty.

  • 4. Gather key enrollment figures.

    Annual enrollment for your entire program and the number of students that will use the free access are required with your access request form.

  • 5. Check back on April 10 to complete your Free Learner Access Request Form.

    The application will be available on this page–check back on April 10.

After Completing Your Free Learner Access Request Form

The main contact person from your program should complete the following steps. Please note that the Aquifer staff will contact you if there are any issues or questions about your application.

When Your Access is Available

The main contact person for your program will receive the following emails with everything you and your students need to know:

  • 1. Forward the ``Faculty Tools & Tips: Getting Started with Aquifer`` email to your faculty and staff.

    Includes the link to register for free access—plus our Quick Case Guides, details on tracking student work, teaching tips, and more.

  • 2. Forward the ``Student Invitation to Access Aquifer Cases`` email to your students.

    Students need to use a special registration link that is specific to your program. You will receive an email with the link to share with your students when your access is granted. Once your students self-register, they will have immediate access to Aquifer cases.

We are committed to helping your faculty and staff make the most of the free learner-level access available to your program.

We are actively working on a Faculty Tool Kit package for you and your team, covering topics like:

  • Tracking case completions and reviewing student work
  • Teaching tips and strategies
  • Quick case guides, including differential and final diagnoses for your available cases
  • Ready-to-use group activities and discussion guides for High Value Care and Diagnostic Excellence

Additional guidance on getting started before your access is granted can be found in our Frequently Asked Questions.

Look for a link to your Faculty Tool Kit in the “Faculty Tools & Access: Getting Started with Aquifer” email you will receive when your program’s access is live.

Get Ready
Preparing to Complete Your Free Learner Access Request Form

While you are waiting for our application process to open on April 10, there are a few things you can do to prepare:

  • 1. Check to be sure your program isn't already a subscriber.

    Check our list of current subscribers to be sure your accredited program doesn’t already have an Aquifer account. Note: separately accredited programs at the same insitution cannot share an account (for example, if the medical school at your institution has an account, the nurse practitioner program must be separate and can apply for free access here). 

  • 2. Decide who will submit the SINGLE request form for your program.

    There can be ONLY ONE application per program. Someone from your Program Director, Department Chair, or Dean’s office should complete the application to streamline the process.

  • 3. Decide who will be the MAIN CONTACT for your Aquifer access.

    This person will need to complete the steps in the next tab to ensure efficient access for your students and faculty.

  • 4. Gather key enrollment figures.

    Annual enrollment for your entire program and the number of students that will use the free access are required with your access request form.

  • 5. Check back on April 10 to complete your Free Learner Access Request Form.

    The application will be available on this page–check back on April 10.

Next Steps

After Completing Your Free Learner Access Request Form

The main contact person from your program should complete the following steps. Please note that the Aquifer staff will contact you if there are any issues or questions about your application.

When Your Access is Available

The main contact person for your program will receive the following emails with everything you and your students need to know:

  • 1. Forward the ``Faculty Tools & Tips: Getting Started with Aquifer`` email to your faculty and staff.

    Includes the link to register for free access—plus our Quick Case Guides, details on tracking student work, teaching tips, and more.

  • 2. Forward the ``Student Invitation to Access Aquifer Cases`` email to your students.

    Students need to use a special registration link that is specific to your program. You will receive an email with the link to share with your students when your access is granted. Once your students self-register, they will have immediate access to Aquifer cases.

For Faculty

We are committed to helping your faculty and staff make the most of the free learner-level access available to your program.

We are actively working on a Faculty Tool Kit package for you and your team, covering topics like:

  • Tracking case completions and reviewing student work
  • Teaching tips and strategies
  • Quick case guides, including differential and final diagnoses for your available cases
  • Ready-to-use group activities and discussion guides for High Value Care and Diagnostic Excellence

Additional guidance on getting started before your access is granted can be found in our Frequently Asked Questions.

Look for a link to your Faculty Tool Kit in the “Faculty Tools & Access: Getting Started with Aquifer” email you will receive when your program’s access is live.