Quote from FutureNurse2005
i'm just curious why you would not want clinicals??? Just think about how much you will learn from them! Honestly, if I met a nurse (or student nurse) who never did clinicals...i'd be very weary!!
The program that I will be attending puts much focus on clinicals.
I hope this post doesnt get taken the wrong way, but i just dont see why you wouldnt want the valuable opportunity and learning experience?
Weary or leery?
Once you're in the field and working, life gets in the way and it's hard to schedule time for traditional schooling. That's why online degree programs appeal to so many people.
Nobody here is saying that it's right or okay or desirable to have a nursing degree without any clinical experience. However, for many people, the clinical experience they received in their ADN program, plus the clinical experience they receive while actually out in the workforce, working as an RN, is sufficient.
As far as I know, there *aren't* any nurses out there who didn't have any clinical experience. There aren't any nursing programs that offer an RN without a minimum amount of clinical experience, thank goodness.
What we're talking about is an RN to BSN program, where the person would have already completed extensive clinical hours already.