How far did everyone travel for clinical practice? - page 2

I'm getting ready to apply to LVN programs here in N. California. One of the schools I'm looking at (Gurnick Academy in Concord) lists some of their clinical sites as being in Sacramento. That's... Read More

  1. by   Gingerbell
    I had clinicals that were 10 minutes away and others that were over an hour away (through stop & go traffic and a toll bridge). But I would have gone as far as it took to become a nurse! It's sooo worht it! Best of luck to you!

    ~GB
  2. by   msdobson
    Quote from Sensoria17
    I'm getting ready to apply to LVN programs here in N. California. One of the schools I'm looking at (Gurnick Academy in Concord) lists some of their clinical sites as being in Sacramento. That's two hours away! Did anyone travel that far for clinicals? :uhoh21:

    Ouch. :trout:

    I'm getting ready to apply here in Sacramento, as well.

    Our clinicals are in...uh...Sacramento. :uhoh21:

    Best of luck, Sensoria.
  3. by   msdobson
    Quote from lala123
    I made sure I was at least very close to campus so moved 5 minutes away. To the FIRST clinical site was about 6 minutes, to the second was probably 8-10 minutes, and to the hospital was about 10 minutes. I feel for all the people that have to drive soo much. Good Luck! :spin:

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  4. by   pagandeva2000
    Quote from TheCommuter
    I lived in a city in Central California during my time in the LVN program, and drove 95 miles one-way from my home to the main campus on a daily basis. Some of the clinical sites were located up to 106 miles away from my home, and this was one-way travel. Roundtrip travel would have been 212 miles.

    If you want it badly enough, you will spend the two hours on the road, traveling to your clinical sites. I wanted to accomplish my goals badly enough, so I made the conscious decision to drive on a daily basis. My little vehicle had 46,000 miles at the start of my LVN program, and by the end it had over 98,000 miles.

    Thus, my screen name is 'TheCommuter'. I have done plenty of commuting, whether it's been to school or work.
    I always did wonder how you chose your handle "TheCommuter":spin:
  5. by   Sensoria17
    Quote from msdobson
    Ouch. :trout:

    I'm getting ready to apply here in Sacramento, as well.

    Our clinicals are in...uh...Sacramento. :uhoh21:

    Best of luck, Sensoria.

    Thanks. Out of curiosity, have you found out when Unitek in Sacramento starts their next program? I've bumped them down on my list to #3, not for any reason other than cost. I'm #4 on the alternate list for City College SF. I'm not banking on anyone dropping so I'm going with Gurnek (I meet with the director on Monday).

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