miss 2 clinicals & your kicked out!!

  1. i just got accepted into lpn school (yay) but, on my interview the nursing director said you can only miss 2 clinicals , any more & your kicked out of the program even if your a straight " a " student.
    anyone else have this at thier school ? (at this school you can't make up clinicals ) is this the norm ?
    thanks for listening
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  3. by   delirium
    I've heard of schools like that. We can make up clinicals, but we can still only miss 2 per semester, which I think is pretty lenient.

    Just try not to get sick. Or, if you do, be respectful and call your instructor before clinical time so she's not wondering where you are. Usually if you're responsible they will work with you.
  4. by   OBNURSEHEATHER
    If we missed any clinicals, we repeated the semester. Period.
  5. by   delirium
    Originally posted by OBNURSEHEATHER
    If we missed any clinicals, we repeated the semester. Period.
    Ok, well, my school seems very lenient compared to that.

    But we have to do stupid extra things like portfolios, service learning, and a bunch of other hoops to jump through.
  6. by   susanmary
    Kicked out after missing two clinicals -- we were allowed to miss one. Clinicals are a major part of nursing school & the person you interviewed with gave you a clear picture of the program's expectations. Inevitably, life happens -- students may have to miss many classes/clinicals -- will just have to repeat the semester. Some students will believe it is fair, others will not. Some instructors will be fair, others will not. But that's life. Go in with a positive attitude, come prepared to class, go for help if you need it -- and you will do great. Good luck to you.
  7. by   KC CHICK
    Originally posted by dijmart
    i just got accepted into lpn school (yay) but, on my interview the nursing director said you can only miss 2 clinicals , any more & your kicked out of the program even if your a straight " a " student.
    anyone else have this at thier school ? (at this school you can't make up clinicals ) is this the norm ?
    thanks for listening
    I think we could only miss one as well.
    Never missed any so it wasn't an issue.
    If you think school is strict, try working for a hospital.

    Anne
  8. by   Shamrock
    My clinical rotation was very strict too. I believe they are trying to teach a lesson here. Hmmmm, wonder what it could be?
  9. by   baseline
    LOL. Well back in the dark ages, we were not allowed to miss any clinicals without a ceritificate of death........but if for some reason the instructor determined death was a good enough reason ( in my case multiple rib fractures) you had to make up every minute and then some.
  10. by   baseline
    Originally posted by Shamrock
    My clinical rotation was very strict too. I believe they are trying to teach a lesson here. Hmmmm, wonder what it could be?
    Hmmm....let me take a shot at this......RESPONSIBILITY?
  11. by   caroladybelle
    Originally posted by Shamrock
    My clinical rotation was very strict too. I believe they are trying to teach a lesson here. Hmmmm, wonder what it could be?
    Basically that when you start working as a nurse - you will be entitled to "sick" time but never actually get to use it

    Nurses are not permitted to be ill.
  12. by   Shamrock
    Baseline & Caroladybelle: Ding,Ding,Ding You
    BOTH have won!!!!
  13. by   KC CHICK
  14. by   KC CHICK
    Originally posted by caroladybelle
    Basically that when you start working as a nurse - you will be entitled to "sick" time but never actually get to use it

    Nurses are not permitted to be ill.
    Can I get an "AMEN"?!!
    At my hospital, three separate sick days used within 3 months time earn you a write up. 3 write ups and you're outta there. Not to mention, the ones that you do use count off on your annual eval. The powers that be in the hospital "recommend" that you not come in to work if you are ill or contagious. With policies like this, you can tell they're just blowin' smoke when they tell you these things....they don't REALLY mean it. You are truely expected to work among the sickest of the sick and not become sick yourself. Well, I guess, after enough years of nursing, you could build up immunity to almost everything....right?

    I have only used 1 sick day in two years.

    Welcome to one of the realities of nursing!! Sometimes reality bites.
    Anne
    Last edit by KC CHICK on Mar 27, '03

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