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block 4 preceptorship- scheduling?

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I am in the GCC weekend program, and am hoping to hear from GCC weekend students (or, any maricopa students who have been in block 4) about preceptorship scheduling.

How is the preceptorship scheduling done? Do you have the opportunity to request a preceptorship location or the hours you are scheduled? Was anybody able to do their preceptorship on nights or weekends?

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DesertRN2 has 25 years experience as a MSN, APRN and works as a AGNP.

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Just graduated GCC in June, Yes there were several different opportunities available, alot of days. But i had night/weekends in SICU and finished mine in 2 1/2weeks. F/S/S

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Just graduated GCC in June, Yes there were several different opportunities available, alot of days. But i had night/weekends in SICU and finished mine in 2 1/2weeks. F/S/S

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Wow, only 2.5 weeks. How many hours do you have to do for this preceptorship? Is block 4 the final block?

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DesertRN2 has 25 years experience as a MSN, APRN and works as a AGNP.

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96 hours, that's additional to your clinical requirement. IMO the nursing program should be set up something like this this is where you really get to actually work as a nurse and learn. Block 4 is the last block.

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96 hours, that's additional to your clinical requirement. IMO the nursing program should be set up something like this this is where you really get to actually work as a nurse and learn. Block 4 is the last block.

Our preceptorship is 180 hours at NAU, so it is pretty much double that. That's why I was surprised by your ability to do it in 2.5 weeks! Yeah, the preceptorship is a great way to learn how to actually be a nurse. Do you think that 96 hours is too short??? It seems like I'll only just be getting my groove on at 96 hours. :nurse:

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Thank you for your responses. I would think the more hours the better..... but when you look at preparation overall (clinical & lecture), NCLEX statistics put the pass rate of MCCDNP at 91 percent with NAU at only 85 percent. The NCLEX is where my license will come from, so I'm on board w/the program I'm at. Certainly they are doing something right :up:

Hopefully the 96 hours does what it needs to! All of my friends who are nurses say that the most important thing is getting through school & passing NCLEX, and that most of your hands on skills will be learned & improved with time on the job.

Here is a link to NCLEX stats from AZBON:

http://www.azbn.gov/documents/education/Statewide%20NCLEX%20Results%201996-2004.pdf

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DesertRN2 has 25 years experience as a MSN, APRN and works as a AGNP.

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Hey KSS0740, and GCC rate is even hight than that at 95. Everyone passed NCLEX from our class. Yes school provides you with the foundation, you will learn so much more on the job.

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Thank you for your responses. I would think the more hours the better..... but when you look at preparation overall (clinical & lecture), NCLEX statistics put the pass rate of MCCDNP at 91 percent with NAU at only 85 percent. The NCLEX is where my license will come from, so I'm on board w/the program I'm at. Certainly they are doing something right :up:

I wasn't bashing the community colleges or trying to start any kind of debate like that. I was merely asking if everyone thought that 96 hours of preceptorship was sufficent for making them feel prepared to enter the world of nursing. There are differences with each kind of program, both good and bad, so that's not the debate here. I am glad that I get 180 hours of preceptorship because it will look good on my resume to state that I've done that much work in one unit. Also, it will help me build longer relationships with a possible job contact :yeah:. Good luck to us all! I passed my Exit HESI near the top of my class so I'm not sweating NCLEX right now.:smokin:

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