Do any of your nursing programs still require students to go to clinical the day before to pick up their assignments - to gather patient data? With decreasing length of stays it seems we make assignment only to have the pt discharged before clinical the next morning. I talk to the charge nurse, discharge planners, etc but we still wind up with quite a few of the pts discharged. It frustrates the students because they have spent time in their paperwork only to find the pt discharged.
Anyway I was just wondering what other school require for clinical prep.
Any input would be appreciated