I'm not in nursing school yet but i was on the community colleges website earlier where i'm going to be attending and was looking at the fall nursing schedule and saw that the clinicals are either 12 or 14 hours days 2 days a week. That sure would take some getting used to...i'm not sure how well I could handle that. Are all schools clinicals this long? Is the whole day actually in the hospital? That would be alot of information to soak up...my brain would be fried til I got home.
Mar 3, '03
My clinicals are 12 hrs and it really isn't all that bad, but its just one day a week, not two!! It goes pretty quick because we stay busy. Most of my other clinicals have been 8 hours, though. Sometimes we go 10 1/2 or 11 hours and use the rest of the time for post conference or a lab activity. As for 14 hours, I've never heard of that at my school and I think that's a little overboard for nsg students, esp twice a week
I'd get an appointment with an advisor and ask about it.
Last edit by nursbee04 on Mar 3, '03