GCC Weekend Program - page 3

by AZCodeBlue

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I am curious what the weekend GCC nursing program schedule is... Fri lecture, Sat clinicals, what is Sunday used for? And, in addition what is the homework load like? Any feedback would be greatly appreciated. Thanks... Read More


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    i agree your best bet is to contact the school. on gcc's website they have a nursing page with all of the contact info.
    also, in regards to your post before this one, all blocks have lecture. i'm in block 3 now and we have lecture friday mornings 7-1030, and clinicals all day saturday, 630am-530pm. block 3 is broken into obstetrics, med-surg, then pediatrics.
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    Thank you for all the info. I am trying to work out my childcare. So is lecture always on Friday and clinicals always on Saturday's? Is there ever clinicals on Friday?

    Also, how involved is the process to pick the patient on Thursday for the clinical?

    Thanks again!

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    i agree your best bet is to contact the school. on gcc's website they have a nursing page with all of the contact info.
    also, in regards to your post before this one, all blocks have lecture. i'm in block 3 now and we have lecture friday mornings 7-1030, and clinicals all day saturday, 630am-530pm. block 3 is broken into obstetrics, med-surg, then pediatrics.
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    it switches around each block. block 1 i had lecture fri, clinical sat. block 2 was clinical fri, lecture sat. block 3 and block 4 are lecture fri, clinical sat. it's always subject to change, there are so many nursing schools vying for clinical placements in hospitals, so the schools have to schedule the clinicals on whichever day they can get into the hospital.
    going to the hospital the day before to pick your patient can take anywhere from 30 minutes to 4 hours, depending on what your clinical instructor wants you to do in terms of how much info you need to collect, etc. also, most of the time your careplan needs to be done that day and turned in when you get to the hospital for clinical (in block 1 not so much, but in the next 3 block, yes). when you start doing careplans they can take 8-12 hours, but now in block 3 i can crank one out in 3-4 hours.
    figuring out childcare is a tough road to navigate with nursing school. i'm still trying to figure out who will watch my kids next block when i'm in my preceptorship, so i wish you luck!
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    Thank you again. I think the best for me would be to find a place close to my house, and plan on 1/2 day Thursday, and all day Fri and Sat.

    Thanks again!


    Quote from fromthesea
    it switches around each block. block 1 i had lecture fri, clinical sat. block 2 was clinical fri, lecture sat. block 3 and block 4 are lecture fri, clinical sat. it's always subject to change, there are so many nursing schools vying for clinical placements in hospitals, so the schools have to schedule the clinicals on whichever day they can get into the hospital.
    going to the hospital the day before to pick your patient can take anywhere from 30 minutes to 4 hours, depending on what your clinical instructor wants you to do in terms of how much info you need to collect, etc. also, most of the time your careplan needs to be done that day and turned in when you get to the hospital for clinical (in block 1 not so much, but in the next 3 block, yes). when you start doing careplans they can take 8-12 hours, but now in block 3 i can crank one out in 3-4 hours.
    figuring out childcare is a tough road to navigate with nursing school. i'm still trying to figure out who will watch my kids next block when i'm in my preceptorship, so i wish you luck!
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    You have to take and pass your exams and be close to finishing your last required course in order to submit your Advanced Placement Application with it being contingent on your final grade for actual placement into an available slot for Block 3. But you know only completed applications get more weight.

    I am doing the same thing which is how I know but I am applying into the programs for Spring start.


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