- Clinicals are located all over the valley. I've had a clinical site 35 minutes from my house, and I've had them 5 minutes from my house. If it the same for you guys as it was for us, first semester we kind of got randomly placed, but somehow people were able to switch around. Then all the other rotations we were able to choose our sites off a list. You kind of have to be fast with it though as some sites are more desirable and fill up fast. With that being said, the distance of the clinical site wasn't a huge deal for me as we have to be there early enough to beat traffic. I also carpooled with friends and got breakfast along the way. I live near Scottsdale. Most everyone commutes (most further than me). I only know of one person who moved downtown in the whole class.
- The schedule varied, but usually lab started around 7:30 am, and then clinical days started before 7 am (most shifts start at 7 am and you need to be there before change of shift). Whether you have lab/clinical on Tuesday or Thursday depends on the group. They split us up. Also in the beginning we had lab both days. I think some level of disorganization is a common theme among EVERY nursing program. They are dealing with outside factors that they can't control like multiple clinical sites and untenured faculty. We have had some e lows, but I can tell you that we have had always had clinical sites and faculty there for us, which I have heard has not been the case with some other programs. I think that this program is the best in the state and that is why people travel from other states to attend.
- It was around $11,000 per semester, so about $34,000 for the whole thing. That includes all the fees and such, but not your books or uniforms (which I got used, so it wasn't a big expense for me anyway).