I live near the Research Triangle Park so there are PLENTY of hospitals in my area, but there are also plenty of SCHOOLS.
Next semester I have to commute to Chapel Hill for my peds rotation, but it's not so bad because I'll carpool
Jun 5, '04
My home/school is not near a metro area, there aren't many clinical options nearby, AND I live far from my school.
Jun 6, '04
our college uses 4 hospitals. Most of the students are from Clarion or Grove city though. Last semester my friend had over fifty miles to go since she lives in New Castle. I had about 25 miles to go but it was aweful in the winter. The ones from Clarion drove maybe 40 miles but the ones from Grove city had a looong way to go to get to any of the hospitals.
Jun 6, '04
I drive an hour just to get to my school and then will half to drive an hour and a half- to two hours depending on which clinical site I get assigned to. I live in Ky. go to school in Ill. and the clinical sites are in Mo. But it was either that or wait another 2 years to get in to the community college here in Paducah, so I chose to drive.
Jun 7, '04
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I drive an hour just to get to my school and then will half to drive an hour and a half- to two hours depending on which clinical site I get assigned to.
I'm just quoting because my situation is the same as the above posters. I live in a rural area, and the nearest nursing school is an hour away, no choice there. I also don't really have the option to move closer to school since I have 2 little kids, a supportive family that all lives here, and a paid for home (no rent!). Clinical sites are scattered at around 5 different hospitals, some in the same city as my school, and some in cities to the north and east.
Jun 8, '04
I don't know what your consider "far" as being. I live about 23 miles from my school and our clinicals will be around 20-25 miles from mile school. So from my home to clinicals its around 45 miles. However, I will only go to clinicals one day a week during my first quarter......