I am a current Mohawk RPN student.
- Your timetable is already pre-set but you usually have two different blocks to pick from. You unfortunately cannot request certain days off. In semester 1 you do not have a clinical placement.
- In semester 2 and 3, you pick your placement days according to your timetable. For example, Block A has your clinical day (7am-7pm) either Tuesday or Wednesday and Block B has your clinical day either Thursday or Friday. The day you do not have clinical, you would have off. You can essentially select which day you want your clinical on when you pick your top 5 requests for placement out of the options they provide you. So for me, I knew I wanted Tuesdays for clinical and Wednesdays off, so I only selected the placements/location that were offered on Tuesdays.
- You have a bus pass included in your tuition. Most people take the bus or carpool. You do not get special treatment if you do not have a car or if the hospital is not accessible by bus. You just need to figure that out. There are usually a lot of Hamilton options and a few that are outside of Hamilton.
- Semester 4 is when you have your first 7 weeks in class, and the last 7 weeks working 40 hours per week at your pre-grad placement and you follow a nurses schedule. It could be weekends, days or overnights.
If you have any other questions, let me know! Good Luck