When (what semester of NS)do clinicals start?

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    I was recently notified that I have been accepted into the program for the Fall (yeah!) and I go to an orientation meeting in a couple of weeks but I am really curious when clinicals actually start. I will have Intro to Pharm and Foundations in the first semester. I have read on here of people doing clinicals in Foundations and so does this mean that clinicals start in your very first semester?

    Thanks for any info!!

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    I searched the other day for this and couldn't find anything and now I see an entire thread on page 2 on the same basic question and so please disregard this!

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    It depends on the school. We started clinicals the first semester. The semester started in August and we began clinicals in October. Our classes were Foundations, Pathophysiology, and Assessment
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    hi Kim,

    I think it depends on the program. I'm starting in Jan '09 (accelerated 2nd BSN). We only have a 1 credit clinical lab the first semester (to teach us basic skills--we practice on each other, I think). Then during summer semester, we get launched into clinical (3 days/week!!). Does your program have a curriculum plan on their web site? It should tell you which semester you start. Good luck!!
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    My bad, it does say in the description of Foundations "learning experience occurs in a variety of college and community settings" and so I guess they start clinicals in the first semester.

    I have read the description before and never never saw that before, wonder if they changed it.
    Although I usually access it from the schedule side of it and this time I did from the catalog section and so maybe the descriptions are a little different.

    Thank you so much for your help!!
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    Clinicals started the first quarter I was in nursing school.

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