You are an adult and responsible for your own learning, you get there after class start it is your responsibility to get the info you missed although some of the instructors may say something to you if it is a regular habit. Exceptions are tests and clinical days, you need to be there on time. No, 8-5 is not necessarily your day, clinicals will typically be 630 to about 2 or 3 the first semester, classes will start at different times depending on the day, class and instructor. e.g. Tuesdays class may start at 830 and Thursday may be 900 or 1000. You will not know the exact schedule until about 2 weeks before you start. The first semester will be your longest days from what I remember though, you have Nursing Principles for like 6 hours will go to 8hrs with a skills lab day I think on one day, then med calc for a couple of hours, and an assessment class with a lab, and pharmacology I class for about 3 hrs. So yeah I guess it is a 6-8 hr day of class for 3 days of the week and 1 day of clinical in which you will go to the hospital the night before (after class) to get your patient info.
Yes, I completed the program in August and yes it does prepare you for the NCLEX. Again, you are responsible for your own learning but the program and instructors give you everything you need to be successful.
It will be to your benefit to be there for every class, you will cover a lot of info in a very short time. You will feel overwhelmed, that you have no time for anything, and what the hell was I thinking
but you can do it! All of the nursing programs will make you feel this way. Time management is the key, keep a schedule and record everthing you need to do in it with early reminders of due dates.
Your welcome for the info.