TNCC Clinicals consist of being at the designated facility at 6:45 ready to take report from the night shift. I had clinicals first at Riverside Regional Convalence Center, Eastern State Hospital in the Geriatric ward. Mary Immaculate Hospital- Labor and delivery med/surg 1st level and Sentara Hampton -ICU, Med/Surg 2nd level ,dialysis ,OR, Recovery and infusion. and Sentara Williamsburg, St Mary's Children Home in Norfolk. We stayed on the floor untill 3:00 most days and had post conferance to discuss what we learned during the day. We had short and long care plans
and med sheets due for each assigned patient. I learned alot. It was tough at times to juggle school and family life. I liked the nursing program, although I have no other experiences to judge it against.
I started at the college with no prior medical experience. I took all of the pre-nursing classes before applying to the nursing program, that took me four semester since I had no previous college, so I had all the needed points to get in which was 21 at the time. Being that you have some already you won't have to wait as long. The sooner you get on the list the sooner you will be able to get in. If you have any questions, check out the Nursing program on line at TNCC. The nursing faculity is very helpful and will spend extra time with you, all you need to do is ask, they want you to suceed.
Hospitals in the area will recruite you before you get out of school if you want to work a summer internship.