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In my school, the first semester you have to go where they put you, but after that, you have some say if driving to the location will be a hardship. I lived an hour from my school, and most clinical locations are near the school, or even 40 minutes in the opposite direction from where I lived, so with some locations, I could be looking at maybe 2 hour drives to clinical! In cases like this, I did talk to my instructors, and they scheduled me at the clinical locations that were not too far away.

Also, in the final semester of my program, we got to choose from several different locations to do our final full shift clinicals. But for the most part, I think you have to go where they "stick" you!

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loriangel14 is a RN and specializes in Acute Care, Rehab, Palliative.

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We were told where and when and had no choice, Clinicals were always week days.Our final consolidation placement at the end we got to choose where it was.

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No, we have to go wherever we are placed. It would make more sense to place us near our homes since gas is over $4 gal.

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KayRN910 has 1 years experience and specializes in ER.

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As you can see, I would suggest asking somebody that goes to your school currently what it's like there, because from all across the world, every school does it differently

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Hey everyone. I am starting nursing school in September, and I was wondering if you get to choose your own placements for clinicals? I know answers will most likely vary according to location but do you get any say at all in where you are placed?

Thanks!

(I live in Calgary Ab. Canada)

We had no say in clinical placement or schedule. It was selected for us. We were told we could not switch placements either, although occasional they allowed it to students with special circumstances who wanted less desirable clinical times.

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