How long are clinical shifts?

  1. Are they 8 hours a day, five days a week
  2. 21 Comments

  3. by   loriangel14
    It will vary. Mine were 8 hours but not 5 days a week. Every school will have their own schedule.
  4. by   Compassion_x
    My first semester clinicals were Mondays 630-1130. This next semester they are 630-1230 thursdays and fridays.
  5. by   rebecca9341
    mine were 8-10 hours 2x a week, depending on the clinical. The clinicals at the beginning of the program were 6 hours. Going into the last semester, I make my own schedule with my preceptor and clinicals will be a normal 12 hour shifts for 13 shifts (probably only 2-3 shifts a week)
  6. by   ER(notso)n00b
    It varies depending on the school and the semester you are in. At my school, we have clinicals 2 days a week. 1st semester clinical shifts are 6 hours; 2nd and 3rd semester shifts are 8 hours, and 4th semester shifts are 12 hours. The days vary (can be anytime M-F) and sometimes we have days and sometimes evenings.
  7. by   PalmHarborMom
    My first semester clinicals were from 7am-5pm on Wednesdays. The next 4 semesters they are the same hours but 2-3 days per week. When I do my preceptorship in my 6th semester... I work whatever schedule that my nurse does. So if she works 12hrs a day, then that is what I work and the same number of days as she does. Sounds like alot but I wish that we had more time in the hospital.
  8. by   Racer15
    My program did clincals once a week, depending on where you were, they ran 6-8 hours.
  9. by   kaydensmom01
    In my program it is 9-11 hours one day a week, varying by semester
  10. by   QuarterLife88
    Mine are two days per week, 8 hours each. We usually spend 5 hours on the floor (7am-12pm), approx one hour for a lunch break, and then one hour in post conference, and the instructor lets us leave a little early if there are no extra questions.
  11. by   pnkgirl25
    Mine are from 6:30am to 3:00pm four days a week.
  12. by   Stephalump
    Mine are 6:45am-5:00pm once a week. I'm so happy to have a break from waking up at 5!
  13. by   yellowjeepgirl
    Mine will be 12 hrs one day a week. This will be my first semester.
  14. by   flying_ace2
    Quote from yellowjeepgirl
    Mine will be 12 hrs one day a week. This will be my first semester.
    Mine will be the exact same, and will be on Saturday. So much for my weekends, but at least it's only temporary.....

How long are  clinical shifts?