For those with clinicals that are far away...

  1. Do you live in a town with a shortage of clinical sites? Are you near a metro area? Do you live in the boonies? :blush:

    I'm just trying to get an idea of why some are sent so blasted far away
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  2. Poll: Are any of these factors for clinical distance?

    • My home/school is not near a metro area

      42.86% 6
    • There aren't many clinical options nearby

      35.71% 5
    • I live far from my school

      64.29% 9
    • There are a lot of students in my program and the available clinical sites cannot take all of us

      21.43% 3
    • Other - please elaborate

      7.14% 1
    14 Votes / Multiple Choice
  3. 7 Comments

  4. by   SCmomof3
    PS Multiple choice IS allowed
  5. by   truern
    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
  6. by   mitchsmom
    My home/school is not near a metro area, there aren't many clinical options nearby, AND I live far from my school.
  7. by   Purple Princess
    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.
  8. by   Saved_by_Grace
    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.
  9. by   manna
    Quote from WannaBLPN2005
    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.
  10. by   nursecompassion
    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......

    Julee

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