Quote from student1919
I think I would be fired for being late. The TB test I would have been able to get done at my place of employment so it wouldn't have happened. I didn't know where people get those done. I'm still slightly confused about it. I would probably work night shift so it would be easier to arrive early, and hence solve the issue of being late. We're only given one option for the time of the clinical. I always have a reason for being late, but it doesn't matter unless its something as serious as death. For instance, there was an accident on the part of the highway without a shoulder. I come from a different county on the opposite side of town than everyone else in my clinical, so they didn't run into this issue.
Ultimately, being on time and being compliant with testing and vaccinations is YOUR responsibility. If you didn't know where to get it done, ask far in advance so that you can prepare. Some small clinics can do it, some pharmacies, your primary care doctor.
Also, do not assume your facility will do TB testing. Many do not. They simply provide free flu vaccinations.
If you have been late once, I would leave an hour earlier. I have only ever worked nights. I love nights. Not a morning person at all. I get where you are coming from, trust me. A cup of coffee and a mountain dew are the only reason I am able to stay awake most days. However, I will not let a little tardiness stand in my way. I have come to far.
For instance, one semester my clinical site was only 8 minutes from my house. I still left 45 minutes early. I grabbed breakfast in the cafeteria, or ate a snack I brought with me. It helped me start my day, while ensuring I was not late.
If they let you repeat the course, please make a complete change of lifestyle. You have worked so hard to get here, and for such fixable reasons, you are about to lose it all.
One from our cohort missed two clinical days due to oversleeping more than 3 hours. They allowed her to make up clinicals because he was gracious and was making wonderful grades. They told her not to let it happen again, and it didn't. She found a buddy to call her at a certain time on those mornings. She set 4-5 alarms, some across the room, some in the bathroom. (if you are standing up to turn it off, just get ready!)
Best of luck in your pursuits, whatever they may be!