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How long do you go to clinicals?

  1. 0 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.
  2. Visit  lorarami profile page

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    Joined Aug '12; Posts: 10; Likes: 5.

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  3. Visit  WahineMakai profile page
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    Wow, that seems crazy! My program is 18 months (15 months if you don't count holiday breaks/summer vacation) and we start clinicals on week 4 (September 19)!
  4. Visit  LeeLeeTheGPN profile page
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    Our program is 11.5 months and we start clinicals on week 3. Is it 6 weeks of straight clinicals or is it a couple of days out of the week?
  5. Visit  lorarami profile page
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    I believe it is for 6 weeks straight. Maybe I misunderstood. I am going to call tomorrow and make sure. I know when I went to Xray school we were in clinicals for almost the entire 2 years. I am hoping it's more as I find that is where we get our best experiences from.
  6. Visit  luixbeauty profile page
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    My program is a year long (3 semesters) The first semester we have clinical's for 6 weeks, I'm not sure about the other two semesters.
  7. Visit  WahineMakai profile page
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    Quote from luixbeauty
    My program is a year long (3 semesters) The first semester we have clinical's for 6 weeks, I'm not sure about the other two semesters.
    Just curious -- how do you fit 3 semesters into one year?
  8. Visit  Stephalump profile page
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    Quote from WahineMakai

    Just curious -- how do you fit 3 semesters into one year?
    Summer, Fall, Spring? When you put two 8 week summer sessions together, it's actually just as long as a regular semester!

    Just my guess
    peppapig123 likes this.
  9. Visit  pookyp profile page
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    Quote from WahineMakai

    Just curious -- how do you fit 3 semesters into one year?
    Maybe 4 months each semester?
    nakinok likes this.
  10. Visit  LeeLeeTheGPN profile page
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    Quote from WahineMakai
    Just curious -- how do you fit 3 semesters into one year?
    September - December; January - April; May - August. There you have it. Summer IS a semester.
    shudva likes this.
  11. Visit  Juju102 profile page
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    Hi there! My program runs from Sept to June and we start clinicals during the 7th week. From that point on, we have them at least twice per week and in March, we have them three times per week until graduation.:-)
  12. Visit  SNmurse profile page
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    Quote from lorarami
    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
  13. Visit  HeiseC profile page
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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
  14. Visit  Jazziepants profile page
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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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