OK, I just wanted to make sure. You will have an orientation and they will tell you everything you need to know. Basically they will assign you a clinical, you don't get to choose where or the instructor. Stinks for me because I'm in Dumfries and I'm going to Reston - that's an hour not counting the traffic I will surely get stuck in!
The uniforms you will have to buy at EmbroidMe in Springfield. They aren't very expensive, maybe around $50 total, but I don't remember exactly. Basically it's green scrub pants, a white scrub top with the school logo, and a lab coat with the school logo. Oh, a white tee for underneath the scrub top, and you can't wear ankle socks. You'll also need white shoes - plain white, must be "polishable". I just bought sneakers today because I haven't had luck finding "nursing shoes
" around here and my clinical actually starts tomorrow. Oh, you'll also have to buy a name tag. Hair has to be off the collar, no visible tattoos or piercings except one in the ear lobe, no dangly earrings.
Clinicals for us started the 5th week of the program, and we'll have 5 weeks per site. After Reston I'm going to a nursing home in Fairfax. Like I said you don't have a choice, but if you're lucky enough you can trade with someone.
HTH! LMK if you have any other questions.