different instructors want different things and grade totally different. This second rotation I am on, we have to do drug cards, care plans, for when we are at the hospital, then at Dr offices, we have to fill out learning guides, and the Drs fill out a grade sheet to hand in to our instructor, and drug cards and care plans are graded as well. THe first rotation we were at, we didnt have to do care plans, just basically Patho reports if we were in the hospital, and head to to assessments, which were for a grade. And at the doctors offices, same thing, learning guides, i think the best one i had last rotation was the plastic surgeons office, that day was awesome!! I got to remove staples my first day of clinicals.
You can fail out in clinicals, but, what our school does, if you do fail out, when your group rotates to the next hospital, usually every 8 weeks or so, if you fail, you have to stay at that clinical group until the instructor feels your ok to move on with a passing grade. Anything below 80 in our class is failing, so, you have to keep your grades up.
We also have 'labs' that we get checked off for in the begining, like bed making, patient bathing, caths, before you start clinicals. We practiced giving IV's on eachother, along with shots before we could in the hospital. Its very fast paced. I am glad we are down to only 2 days of school a week, clinicals will always be 2 days a week and 12 hours until graduation..but towards the end, class will be only 1 day a week, so, pretty sure i know what day tests are going to be
Just relax, study, oh lord are you gonna study!!!...but, it is all worth it in the long run...i keep telling my family that im half way there, and it will be so much better in december...I plan on going for my RN when my youngest is a senior in high school, another 3 years..that way, I have more money for one thing, but, having 4 teenagers right now, and hubby only home on weekends right now, is a bit hard on getting care plans and studying done sometimes...enjoy your school!!!!