Clinical Hours - page 2

I just started my junior year of a BSN program! I am wanting to know how many days per week, and how many hours other students will be spending in clinicals. I don't want to know lab hours, but... Read More

  1. by   lil' girl
    We do 12 hours a week, 6 each on Thursday and Friday
  2. by   manna
    This is my second semester of a BSN program. We'll spend a minimum of 24h/week in clinical this semester, two weeks of clinical per month (alternates with two weeks classroom/lecture time).

    Last semester we only have about one week of 8h clinical days per month, so we really upped our clinical hours this term! Senior year will be even more intense, topping off with a big preceptorship right before graduation!

    Good luck!
  3. by   manna
    Quote from RNKittyKat
    This is so true. Now in my third semester, I have yet to insert a single foley into a live patient. I can count the number of IM injections I've given on one hand.
    And there lies the value in an externship program if your school/local facilities offer them! I'm hoping to get accepted for one this summer!
  4. by   GPatty
    Quote from RNKittyKat
    This is so true. Now in my third semester, I have yet to insert a single foley into a live patient. I can count the number of IM injections I've given on one hand. A huge chunk of my time is standing over a chart, writing care plans or standing around waiting for an interesting or new procedure that some primary nurse on the floor would like to involve the students in. Unfortunately, it doesn't happen often.

    I am currently a LPN, and a BSN student. In my clinicals for LPN, I gave 1 IM injection, and never inserted a foley. We spent alot of time hovering over careplans and learning meds too! (I'm fairly proficient at doing both procedures now though!)
    Since I am just entering my second semester of BSN, I have no idea how many clinical hours we will spend anywhere yet!
  5. by   kcrn2b
    I'm in first semester of ADN program and our clinicals will be Thursday and Friday from 6:30 to 1:30 so 14 hours a week. We start Feb 4 with clinicals.
  6. by   smokeyoaks82358
    The program I'm in (LPN) our first semester we spent 12 hours in clinical. Now in 2nd semester with 18 hours per week in clinical. This will continue until we graduate in December 2005
  7. by   Bekahlynn
    In my BSN program, clinicals don't start until your second semester of nursing school, fourth semester overall.
    Second semester we had clinicals for six hours,one day a week, for a total of six weeks.
    Third semester-- 2 days a week, 12 hours total for six weeks in med/surg, then 2 days a week, 12 hours total for six weeks in in psych.
    Fourth semester--8 hours x 2 days x 6 weeks of medsurg, 8 hours x 2 days x 3 weeks OB, 8 hours x 2 days x 3 weeks of peds.
    Fifth semester-- 8 hours x 1 day x 12 weeks for critical care, 8 hours x 1 day x 12 weeks for critical care/ED clinicals
    Sixth semester (final one, finally)-- 9 hours x 3 days x 5 weeks for management clinicals, then a 112 hour capstone, and I am finished. YAY!!!
  8. by   Love4Me
    We spend 16 hours a week in clinical. Our first rotation it was 12 hours a week.

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