I am trying to figure out what the different programs have for their clinical hours.
I know that certain areas, like community health. are going to have different hours than a regular hospital shift, but I am just trying to get a general idea of who has the 12 hr clinicals and who has the 8 hour clinicals, in general.
I know that the 12 hrs shifts will better prepare me for working 12 hr shifts, but I also am going to have a difficult time, at the time in my life I will be in school, not being able to pick up my preschool aged child until 730 pm from daycare. Not that any centers would likely take him from 630am til 730pm anyway (IDK may have to add the cost of a nanny or home care provider who will do extended hours on to my student loans - I know I am going to have to shell out $$ to get 13 hours of care like that). My older kids could swing it getting off the bus and having my oldest hold down the fort with a neighbor next door in case of emergencies, but obviously a 13 yr old cannot pick up a 4 yr old from daycare and get him home.
(and don't ask what I am going to do once I graduate b/c I am taking that challenge on once I get there!).
So what I do know is USN does 7-7, in blocks so you actually do at least 2 of those 12 hour shifts per week, maybe 3?, during your clinical block, NSC accelerated does 7-7, CSN does 8 hr but its random chance whether you get morning or evening, and the part time CSN does Saturday (not sure if they are 8 or 12?).
Any input? Thanks