I knew it had to be a rumor... It sounded too far out there. LOL
We are at the hospital for 12 hours total on our clinical days... 5pm-11pm... But we do pre and post conference so we usually end up on the floor for about 3-4 hours depending on what teacher you have. Some professors let you go early, others don't. They are so into this critical thinking and care plan process records that we go over so much of that aspect of nursing instead of just the skills part. I guess they figure we'd get the skills down by working, and through the time spent in clinical and lab, etc. but they really want us to know so much more than just how to do skills. It gets annoying sometimes but I guess it's worth it in the long run.
I'm just wondering... do you get the same talks from your professors? Our professors are always telling us that Nassau nurses are sought out for and chosen over other new grads and that they really know what they're doing when they graduate, etc, etc... I was wondering if every school tells their students the same thing.
I have heard from a friend at Sloan Kettering that she can always tell a Nassau student apart from all the rest of the nursing schools
and that they come onto the floors with an advantage but what is the point if they only have a handful of graduates every year? We started with 36 students in my class and we're down to 17! I think Nassau makes their program rediculously hard! Who cares what the NCLEX passing rate is if you only have 5 people graduating. Anyways, just a little venting. LOL
I know this will all be worth it in the end but Nassau is really draining me.