First Semester Clinicals

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    Hey everyone!!


    So I'm starting nursing school in the Fall and I was just wondering how clinicals are for the first semester... I know that my clinicals won't start until week 9 of the semester.... But do you do any hospital Clinicals during first semester or is it mainly nursing homes and rehabilitation centers???
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    Depends on your particular program. I never once set foot in a nursing home during my clinical rotations. Everything was in a hospital. The focus of first semester clinicals was mainly head to toe assessment, ADL's, and basic medication administration and procedures like dressing changes and such.
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    It completely depends. Unless someone goes specifically to your school, they can't tell you a definite answer. We had med/surg, oncology, telemetry, cardiac units in hospitals our first semester. The 2nd semester was a combo of mental health and gero, so we were half in hospitals for gero, and half in mental health institutions.
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    My very first clinical rotation was at a nursing home. After that, so far they have all been in hospitals.
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    Mine was on a cardiac floor. Just depends on the program!
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    I never went to any sort of LTC. Started on an orthopedic floor right away. We did do some extra rotations through a psych hospital, elementary schools, and clinics, but all while also working at the hospital. Just depends on where you go.
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    Never went to LTC in RN school but did in LPN school. First semester I did mostly patient care, some meds and the care plans. The PCA's used to clear out the floor when they saw the nursing students :***:
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    My first semester (which will be summer, so 8 weeks) we will be in an LTC for the last 4 weeks. After that, we will be in the hospital or community settings (health departments, schools, prisons, etc.) for the rest of the program.
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    I just finished my first semester clinicals for an ADN program and I was in LTC for the 1st 4 weeks then Sub-Acute for the remaining 6 weeks. Next semester will be med-surg at an acute hospital as well as several mental health facilities.
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    Quote from christina731
    I just finished my first semester clinicals for an ADN program and I was in LTC for the 1st 4 weeks then Sub-Acute for the remaining 6 weeks. Next semester will be med-surg at an acute hospital as well as several mental health facilities.
    Ours is similar. We only did about 8 weeks the first semester in LTC and rehab type places. This semester we did med surg in the hospital. Next is mother baby, peds and psych. I'm so excited!!


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