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- Oct 14, '10 by tparksThe transition course is 6 weeks and you need the "student nurse manual" for this course. It is very easy. The clinicals are at the end of each theory class and last for 6 weeks (3 days a week). The locations depend on what area of the state that you are in. If you are in western kansas or out of state you will be in Wichita, Pratt, Hutchinson, and Larned. If you are in eastern kansas you will go to Newton, Overland Park Regional, Stormont Vail, and Osawatomie State Hospital. I hope that that helps, if you have any other questions I can try to answer them. CONGRATS!!
- Oct 15, '10 by qismomThanks that did help. But how many theory classes is it?
- Oct 15, '10 by tparksThere are only 2 theory classes. 1 each semester.
- Oct 23, '10 by qismomDoes anyone know of any other people who finished the program that live in another state? I live in Pa. and I talk to a lady who said she completed her clinicals in MD.
- Oct 26, '10 by BluegrassRNMy impression of Pratt is that you still have to come here for clinicals. At least, it was that way when I went there. You cannot simply have a preceptor, you have to have a nursing instructor monitor your clinicals. Each semester you have 5-6 weeks of clinicals either in the NE Kansas area or Wichita area. In my clinical group, we were all from within an hour of Topeka. I know of another clinical group in KC that had people from all over NE Kansas as well as several from Missouri in it. Some people drove over an hour each way for clinicals in that group.
I assumed people from out of state simply moved here (renting a cheap, monthly lease apartment) for those weeks. You could work agency on your days off, I suppose.
Maybe they've changed some of their policies; but I really think you should explore that before you commit a lot of time and money to the program.
- Oct 28, '10 by qismomThanks for the info. How long ago did you go Pratt?
- Oct 29, '10 by BluegrassRNEdited.
Sorry, I mis-read your question. I think I graduated 4 years ago. It sounds crazy, but I honestly can't remember if it was 3 or 4 years ago!
Now I'm almost finished with my BSN, from Fort Hays State University. I'm not sure I'll go on past that; I've sort of lost my interest in school for now.
- Oct 31, '10 by amb_lynI graduated Nov 2009. We had 2 ladies from Maryland in our class. They still had to travel to Kansas for the clinical portion. They were able to do their community health rotation in Maryland with a preceptor. We all did our community health rotation with a preceptor of choice in our own respective communities.
- Nov 4, '10 by tparksI am graduating in 15 days from this program and you have to come to Kansas for your clinicals except for community which you may be able to get in your home area. If you stay in Kansas the whole time you can do your community clinicals in Kansas around your other days.
Hope that Helps.
- Nov 7, '10 by qismomThanks for all the info!!! I start the program in January. Do you know if they stayed in Kansas the whole time they did clinicals? And the community health part is that during the first semester or the second semester. Did you have a break between the semesters? Some people said the clinicals were 6 weeks and others say they were five weeks. I am really excited about school but also a little nervous. Thanks to everyone who answered my questions.