Community College Core Nursing Classes Question

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    Hey all! I'm almost done all my pre-reqs and co-reqs (only doing 2 classes at a time) and I hope to apply to the Community Colleges program for the fall of 2010. My question is, if I get done everything and only have my core nursing classes to do in NS, what will my schedule look like? For example, in my first NS semester I should only be taking NUR 101. How many days per wk/ hours per day am I going to be spending in that class and in clinicals? Just trying to mentally prep myself .
    Thanks!
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    The application deadline has already passed for entrance into the Fall '10 nursing programs at the community colleges.
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    whoops! I meant fall of 2012!
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    I am currently enrolled in the nursing program at Capital Community College, this is my second semester.

    For NUR101 and NUR102 my schedule has been as follows:

    - Monday 9:00am-11:00am (Lecture)
    - Tuesday/Wednesday 8:00am-3:00pm (In-School Lab Simulation, first semester was 8 weeks, second semester was two weeks.)
    - Tuesday/Wednesday 7:00am - 1:30pm (Morning Clinical) 3:00PM-9:30PM (Evening Clinical)
    - Thursday off.
    - Friday 9:00am-11:00am (Lecture)

    Each school will vary, but not by much as they all generally follow the same curriculum.
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    Quote from PeteZar
    I am currently enrolled in the nursing program at Capital Community College, this is my second semester.

    For NUR101 and NUR102 my schedule has been as follows:

    - Monday 9:00am-11:00am (Lecture)
    - Tuesday/Wednesday 8:00am-3:00pm (In-School Lab Simulation, first semester was 8 weeks, second semester was two weeks.)
    - Tuesday/Wednesday 7:00am - 1:30pm (Morning Clinical) 3:00PM-9:30PM (Evening Clinical)
    - Thursday off.
    - Friday 9:00am-11:00am (Lecture)

    Thanks so much! This is exactly what I was looking for.
    For the T/W clinical, do you end up doing something like morning clinical on T and evening clinical on W? Or do you do both morning and evening each day? Do they give you the option to choose, or do you take what you get?
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    You do not get to choose your clinical site or shift. The school will only make exceptions for you if you have a class (that is part of the program) that conflicts with a clinical shift. For example, I had microbiology at night every Wednesday so I was guaranteed a day shift clinical. Depending on your school, they may allow you to request certain shifts, but it is not a promise or guarantee. In our program's case they allowed people who wanted the weekend clinicals to request it because there were only two weekend clinical groups. But, in general you have no say on where/when you'll be assigned.

    If you're assigned T/W morning clinical shift, both shifts on those days must be morning. Same for evening clinical shifts.
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    I have been an RN for 39 yrs!! hard to believe. Back then you were not allowed to be married, had to live in the dorm etc etc.
    Today you all have so many options available to you to study Nursing, maybe too many options. I do realize times have changed.
    The old 3 yr diploma programs are the way to go!! and Nursing needs to go back to that program.
    Did anyone ever think possibly why the hospitals have a Nursing shortage?? In those days we worked the floors 2nd week of school and the hospitals counted us as staff.
    Thanks for the forum to allow my opinion.
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    can anyone who attended capital tell me if they were happy with the program? i have been accepted for fall 2013 and would like to get an idea as to how it compares with bhsn. thank you for any info!


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