Published Dec 3, 2004
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The diploma program I'm in currently has 200+ clinical hours per semester. Probably about twice the hours the local ADN and BSN programs get. And it's a waste of time for those that are go getters during clinical. I wind up with nothing more to do than repeat work or twiddling my thumbs. Only half the time is needed. I observe upper classpersons thumb twiddling as well. So don't worry about the quantity of hours, try to make it quality hours. Extra time does not mean you will be permitted to do more or have more patients. On the flip side, if you learn in a slow careful manner, all the hours would be desireable. I'd rather have more acedemia to ensure better critical thinking skills.
often i find that people not majoring in nursing would question my ability to perform since i am inrolled in ADN community college program. they would ask when you graduate are you a real nurse? im thinking, like yeah! lol. i feel as if people look down upon the degree. i believe in higher education and will be getting my BSN after graduation. however, i believe i have the ability to perform the skills with the knowledge that i learned from school onto the real world. just a thought! any of you , get that a lot?:balloons:
The diploma program I'm in currently has 200+ clinical hours per semester. Probably about twice the hours the local ADN and BSN programs get.
I was going to say, I wonder if your relative is mixing it up with a diploma program, because they generally do have a more expanded clinical experience in comparison. As far as ADN / BSN in my state I believe the amount of clinical time is essentially the same to get your RN. The difference is that BSN students go on to take more advanced theory classes (especially pertaining to leadership roles) and a few (very few) more specialized clinical courses.
jenrninmi, MSN, RN
I'm in the RN program at a community college. We have 8 hrs of clinicals each week (2 days), plus 2 lectures each week. Do BSN programs have fewer clinical sessions? Do you have them every semester?
I'm in a BSN program and we have a minimum of 16 hrs a week of clinicals which totals a minimum of 192 hrs a semester. Hope this helps!
I actually usually get the 'a NURSE??? you're to smart to do that.' and I always want to say "oh, so you'd rather have an idiot as your nurse?? Do you even know what a nurse does????'
I actually usually get the 'a NURSE??? you're to smart to do that.' and I always want to say "oh, so you'd rather have an idiot as your nurse?? Do you even know what a nurse does????'GRRRRRRRR>
Hmmm...I've never had anyone say that to me...:uhoh21: :rotfl:
Usually people say, "I can really see you as a nurse" or, "You'll make a GREAT nurse!"
Hi, i'm currently in ADN program and our clinical hours are 8.5 per day so that's 17 hours per week. By fourth semester will be in clinical 9 hours a day or 18 hours per week. YIKES
My BSN program hours vary, starting at 8hrs/week. I think the state minimums for RN training is probably the same whether ADN or BSN.
We do have classes like management, research methods, etc. (my least favorite classes actually!!!).
Hmmm...I've never had anyone say that to me...:uhoh21: :rotfl: Usually people say, "I can really see you as a nurse" or, "You'll make a GREAT nurse!"
People who know me say that I'll be a great nurse. People who think they know me but don't, say I'm too smart :rotfl: . Or else, they're amazed it takes so much schooling. :angryfire
That's about how it is with me. People who don't know me wonder why I won't go to Med school. HELLO! I DONT WANT TO BE A DR!!!!!!!!!!
I also think that around my area, very rural, a nurse is seen as an 'easy job' or something for dumb folks. But when people find out how hard it is to get into nursing school (my family didn't even know that it was something you had to apply for!!) and everything that envolves they change there tune quick.
The diploma program I'm in currently has 200+ clinical hours per semester. I'd rather have more acedemia to ensure better critical thinking skills.
That 200+ is for the first 2 semesters. Beginning with the 3rd semester, it exceeds 300 hours of clinical time. And preparation for patients is required. Leaves little time for studying. Crazy buzy nutty diploma school I'm in;so much clinical time and 1/2 of that time you're stuck thumb twiddling when you could be studying or doing more academia.
I just graduated from a 2 year diploma program. We had 9 hour day clinicals 2x a week for the entire 2 years (except in fundamentals during the 1st semester -- that was just 1x a week). I feel very clinically prepared. :chuckle
Maybe a diploma program was what she was thinking of, rather than an ADN?
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