There is a discussion going on in the Nurse Educator forum related to clinical expectations. Anyway something that has come out of it is the amount of patients this student is responsible to take on.
In my ADN clinicals back in 2005ish in our last clinical rotation we were expected to have total care over two patients. We were on the same floor for 8 weeks, had two new patients per week with three days of 8 hour clinicals.
The student I am talking to is expected to ramp up to five patients by her last semester, do full care yet not have access to the PIXIS without the primary RN, and has to move to a new floor and learn a new stocking layout about every week.
Does this sound common? I have yet to ask where she goes to school, so this may be an outside of the US situation.
I am just curious as to what your degree is and what clinical expectations they had for you during school.