How long do you go to clinicals? - page 2

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I have been rather surprised that the time spent in clinicals at my local LPN school is only 6 weeks toward the end of the 15 month program. Is this about right? I thought there would be much more hands on patient care.... Read More


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    I have been rather surprised that the time spent in clinicals at my local LPN school is only 6 weeks toward the end of the 15 month program. Is this about right? I thought there would be much more hands on patient care.
    Ours were
    Geriatric - 6x6h
    Med/Surg 1 - 2x12h, 2x6h
    Med/Surg 2 - 2x12h, 2x6h
    ER - 2x12h, 2x6h
    ICU - 2x12h, 2x6h
    Surgery - 2x12h, 2x6h
    Surgical - 2x12h, 2x6h
    Mental Health - 4x6h
    OB - 2x12h, 2x6h
    Public health - 4x6h
    Home Health - 4x6h
    Team Leading - 6x6h
    .................................
    Can't remember the rest of my clinicals, sadly... It really depends on how long your clinicals are (hour wise) and what days of the week you go.

    For us, we did ours with Tuesdays and Wednesdays for 2 weeks in each clinical until towards the end and then it went to Tues/Wed/Thurs for 2 weeks until clinicals were done

    ETA: We started our clinicals in January and they finished in July
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    That sounds crazy! I start class tomorrow. In week 5 we go to clinicals. My college has it for 4 consecutive semisters. Graduation date? One year from now
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    We are august to june. We started clinical our first week. Once a week for 4 hrs. Then next quarter starting october we are twice a week for 8 hrs.
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    I have been rather surprised that the time spent in clinicals at my local LPN school is only 6 weeks toward the end of the 15 month program. Is this about right? I thought there would be much more hands on patient care.


    I start Sept. 4, my program is 12 months and we start clinicals the second week of school, twice a week. My first round is from 7am-2:30pm. I was surprised that we went so soon after starting.
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    My 10 month LPN program starts clinicals week 5 1x a week then bumps up to 2x a week for 8+hrs each day.


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