I am in the NAU partnership program, but some of my classmates were the traditional program with me at SCC. Our block schedule was class on monday, clinical on tuesday, class on friday. Monday was 8-3,,,,friday was like 8-12. Our clinical was at Life care of Scottsdale,,,and Life care of PV.
I'm in block 2,,,so it's still pretty fresh in mind. Block 1 is very, very full. I liken it to a military Boot camp. Make a schedule, do something nursing school related everyday, even if it's only looking over powerpoints.
Books will run you about $1000, but they are for all four blocks so you won't have to buy many, if any, more books.