For FAU there are no clinicals on Saturdays or Sundays. We are strongly discouraged from working outside of the program, but not working is not an option for me. I know there are people who study A LOT, and others not much at all.
Schedules vary depending on which clinical group you are placed in as well as changes made from year to year when they decide something isn't working how they would like. Regardless, this has been my schedule thus far –
M: Class 9-4:20
T: Skills lab 9-4:20
W: Class 9-12:20
F: Clinicals beginning around 6:30/7:00 - 2 weeks of 4 hour days/ 4 or weeks (i think) of 8 hour days/ and 2 weeks of 12 hour days
M: Class 10-6:50
T: Clinicals 6:30 - 2:30
W: Class 9-2:50
Th: Clinicals 6:30-6:30
F: Clinicals 6:30 - 2:30 (for only the first 6 weeks of the semester - nothing after that)
Spring 2011: still up in the air, but it looks like I will be off Mondays, have clinicals from 7:00-3:00 on Tuesdays, have class all day Wednesday, and have 2 12 hour clinicals on Thursdays and Fridays for the first 6 weeks (the second 6 weeks will be our internship in which we will do 2 12s between Thursday-Monday at hopefully the hospital and department of our choosing). In addition we will take one additional class in either online or in class format.
There have been some organizational issues that pop up at the beginning of every semester. Be prepared to change your schedule around and throw in some extra time for things not on your schedule. I haven't run into too many issues with work conflicts but since they are not REQUIRING that we do not work, I have not been hesitant to let them know if last minute changes interfere with my static work schedule.
Aside from minor irritants, I have enjoyed the program. Hopefully they get the kinks worked out for the class of 2013!
Good luck to you all