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Chandler/Gilbert Schedule

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by NurseCarrillo NurseCarrillo (New) New

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I was accepted into the Chandler/Gilbert for Spring 2015 (YAY) and I was wondering for those who have been through it, what is the schedule like for Block 1? What was you clinical schedule like? Did you have options for clinicals or did you just get placed?

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The current Block 1 schedule is Monday (8:30 to 3), Wednesday (8:30 - 3), Thursday (8:30 -1). You are also required to put in 2 additional hours of lab time a week. The lab is open from 5:30 - 7:30 on Monday and Wednesday evenings.

My clinical schedule is Sundays 6:30 - 6:30, and a few Tuesdays. To select clinical sites, we drew numbers and then selected what we wanted. There were 5 different schedules and 4 different locations. It's hard to say what they will be like next semester because it all depends on the clinical locations. Once clinicals start, you no longer go Monday and Wednesday (or lab hours), and you'll go to class on Thursday for lecture.

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Thank you so much for the information. Do you remember what week clinicals started?

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Week 9 or 10, depending on the site and schedule.

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Do you remember approx. when you got your information packet in the mail? How did you do the first block? Any advice?? Any and all information is appreciated.

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IIRC, there was no mailed packet from Chandler Gilbert. They emailed it several months ahead of time, so you could get your immunizations and such done.

White or black shoes. A stethoscope. Unless you can find textbooks with the access codes still attached, don't bother with used books. You either have to buy the complete ebook package for $420ish or you can buy the ebooks+hardbacks for $720ish. Starscape is "required" but no one has used it. You can use an app called epocrates for free (and what GCU uses). Any and all NCLEX study books are useful. There is also a drug guide by Mosby specifically for Nursing Students that says things in plainer english, I highly recommend it. A few editions behind is fine. If you have tattoos, plan to cover them. Get a Student ID from security if you don't already have one.

Be prepared to study. A lot. Make study groups, argue over whose answer is right, teach each other. Pharmacology is essentially self taught. Oh! I forgot to mention that Fridays are dubbed Virtual Fridays. They're expecting you to spend 8 hours that day on pharmacology. Whether or not it's actually 8 hours is up to you. Figure out a study method that works and start the first day.

One of those roll suitcase things may be needed. I'm still holding out though!

Also if you work, try and figure out how not to. I know that sounds silly, but countless fellow students have quit or severely lowered their hours. I'm hanging on to 10 hours a week by the skin of my teeth.

Good luck! You got this!

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Where did you do your clinical? I've heard horror stories about CGCC but I live 1 mile from there and it made sense for me to go there. Would you recommend it or would you advise to transfer to another college?

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I loved all my clincal sites through CGCC. We went to Banner desert, Cardons, Mayo, VA, Banner behavioral, and of course long term care. But it depends....not everyone has the same clinical rotation/site and really your clinical experience is what you make of it :)

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