Clinical hours short of NMC suggestion? - page 2

by helricha

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First of all, I really hope Silverdragon reads this and gives me insight. I have sent out my application as well as all of my paperwork to the NMC for my nursing license, except my training form. I was trained in the US at... Read More


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    I just received my decision letter from the NMC today. I sent all of my paperwork with my application out on 25th September minus the training form which I sent out on 2nd October. I confirmed they received everything by 13th October.
    My decision letter is dated 25th October and I received it today, 30th October. Talk about fast service!! I have had no problems with the NMC in any of my interaction with them. They receive an A+ from me for providing me with what I needed in a timely fashion.
    I started this journey on 19th June when I sat for my IELTS. All the headache and paperwork has been well worth it.
    If anyone else from the US has any questions, please feel free to ask.
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    Fabulous!! Congratulations!!! xD

    Can you post how many clinical hours your nursing program came up with?
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    nursing clinical hours - 1352
    nursing didactic hours - 733
    total on form - 2085

    this did not include any of the two semesters of prerequisites that I had to do including my anatomy, physiology, or microbiology courses.
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    Hey Helricha,

    How did your program calculate or convert your clinical hours?
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    I am interested in this as well. I have been held up with the whole conversion from credit hours to actual hours. My university basically told me they wouldn't do the conversion and that I had to figure it out myself. Nice huh? I will say that the Dean of Nursing at least gave me a start but I am still not able to convert to actual hours. I have didactic and lab hours but it isn't what the NMC wants. Please let me know what formula they used if you don't mind. Thank you so much.
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    Sorry, I should mention I have a BSN from Missouri State University.
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    Sorry guys.
    I was postcall yesterday and still had work my 12 hours...rough week. Here is the info you requested:
    After having two different meetings with the dean and having her correct the initial numbers that she put on my form, I ended up with 1352 clinical hours. I don't have my transcript with me as I sent it to the NMC but the website, Degree Requirements: Bachelor of Science in Nursing: Degree Options: School of Nursing: Indiana University
    gives an overview of the courses I took but it doesn't break it out from didactic to clinical on the courses.
    The dean did the letter which stated how the clinical coursework was calculated.
    It states: For every one credit hour of nursing clinical practicum coursework, there are three actual training hours x the number of weeks of the clnical course (typically 16). So for a 3 credit hour clinical course, the formula would be 3 x 3 x 16 = total training hours for that clinical course.
    I graduated from Indiana University School of Nursing. The dean was already aware of how to calculate up the credit hours and convert them to actual hours.

    The didactic, or theory, portion of the calculations were figured by the university guidelines.
    The letter from the dean states:
    For every one credit hour of nursing didactic coursework, there are 50 minutes of actual classroom lecture x the number of week of that course (typically 16). So for a 3 credit hour didactic course, the formula would be 3 x 50 minutes x 16 weeks = total classroom hours for that didactic nursing course.
    The dean did not include ANY of the courses that were not nurse specific

    HTH
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    Please note in the instructions for the training form that it says that "if your institution uses credits rather than hours, they must tell us how many hours make up a theory credit and how many hours make up a practice credit. Without this important information, we will not be able to process your application."
    The dean from my school wrote a letter to fulfill this part.
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    Quote from helricha
    sorry guys.

    the dean did the letter which stated how the clinical coursework was calculated.
    it states: for every one credit hour of nursing clinical practicum coursework, there are three actual training hours x the number of weeks of the clnical course (typically 16). so for a 3 credit hour clinical course, the formula would be 3 x 3 x 16 = total training hours for that clinical course.
    i graduated from indiana university school of nursing. the dean was already aware of how to calculate up the credit hours and convert them to actual hours.

    the didactic, or theory, portion of the calculations were figured by the university guidelines.
    the letter from the dean states:
    for every one credit hour of nursing didactic coursework, there are 50 minutes of actual classroom lecture x the number of week of that course (typically 16). so for a 3 credit hour didactic course, the formula would be 3 x 50 minutes x 16 weeks = total classroom hours for that didactic nursing course.
    the dean did not include any of the courses that were not nurse specific

    hth

    helricha, i was going to refer people to the nursing times message board about this, but i think you must be the same poster there who wrote of her experience is sorting this out, so i won't! congratulations for coming through the process so well.
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    Helricha,
    Congrats on getting your acceptance letter. I just saw your post and 100% understand what you have been going through as I received my acceptance letter about 2 weeks before you and started this process with the IELTS on June 19th.

    I was also concerned about the difference between credits vs hours and possibly not having enough, but apparently, its not as big of an issue as it leads you to believe. For the conversions, I ended up doing the entire thing myself and hand walking the form to each of the schools I attended and having someone in authority sign and seal it for me. Otherwise, NO ONE had a clue of what I was asking them to do except for the head of the program at NAU, who was an amazing person and was able to get a PDF file of the worksheet I designed for conversion and do everything else on her own.

    I will be starting my ONP course in Jan at Bournemouth. What are your plans for taking that course?

    Sarah


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