Nusing School Orientation - 6 Hours???

  1. Orientation is tomorrow. What can possibly take 6 hours? I'm looking forward to orientation, but SIX HOURS!

    I don't even know if I'm officially in for January or not yet. I'm on the alternate list, but have been invited to orientation. I guess I'll get a better idea tomorrow.
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  2. 18 Comments

  3. by   Murse901
    Wow, that's a long orientation. My orientation was about 1 hour, and most of that was paperwork.
  4. by   Jessy_RN
    Ours is 3 hours but we have to sign up for clinicals and order some stuff.
  5. by   klone
    You might also orient to your clinical facility during that time. Perhaps do a drug test. Watch a movie. Sign up for various required activities. Those are all things I've had to do at various orientations.
  6. by   SNKerri
    Mine was 6 hours and we used the entire thing! We got oriented to the program and policies, we introduced ourselves and got introduced to all of the professors, we discussed which classes we would be taking when and we watched a video on Standard Precautions and Hand Washing. Of course we did get a 1 hour lunch break! I really liked my orientation! GOOD LUCK!
  7. by   land64shark
    Well, I know that there's an hour of orientation to the Health Education Center. That's probably parking, ID badges, etc. We are supposed to register for classes too. (That's a neat trick for me since I'm not even officially in yet.) Still, that leaves an awful lot of movie time. Oh well, pass the popcorn!
  8. by   hopefully
    mine was 1 h
  9. by   ICRN2008
    Our orientation was four hours, and we stayed the whole time as well. They introduced us to the professors, gave us a bunch of homework, and then put us into groups with a current clinical student and a professor. We also took care of some last-minute paperwork.

    Good luck to all of you who are starting this spring
  10. by   jhawk07
    6 hours is nothing!!! I have three days! 8-5 w/lunch for three days! This includes as far as I know, enrollment, safety, study skills, get to know each other activities, tours of the hospital, etc. I'm looking forward to it, mainly because it will be a whole lot better than it is now while I sit around all day, go to school two days a week to classes that I dont even need for nursing school, because my dad made me take more credits than i needed to do. (I only need two out of the five classes I'm in right now).
  11. by   land64shark
    Well, I had orientation today and it lasted 5 hours with no lunch break. Darned if I know where the time went, 'cause I still feel like there's a whole lot they didn't tell us yet.

    Oh yeah....I'm officially off the alternate list and IN FOR JANUARY!!!:hatparty:
  12. by   EMTandNurse2B
    Congratulations! Welcome to the world of Nursing School! Hope you enjoy your stay! :lol_hitti :smiley_aa
  13. by   Fun2, RN, BSN
    Quote from land64shark
    Oh yeah....I'm officially off the alternate list and IN FOR JANUARY!!!:hatparty:

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!! GOOD LUCK!!!
    :hatparty: :hatparty:
  14. by   Race Mom
    Right on!!!!






    Woogy
    Last edit by Race Mom on Dec 14, '05

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