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How long is your clinical day? I have been attending clinicals for the past 3 weeks with 6 hour days, and its been good at a long term care facility. However, I start med-surg in the fall and clinicals are from 7 am to 7 pm, 12 hour days! I mean, wow...and on med-surg. So, I just wanted to know for comparison, how long is your clinical day?:nurse:

I will be starting this fall and my clinical days are Tuesday and Wednesday-8 hours each. I wish I had 12 hr clinical days. I would rather do it all in one day then split it up in two.

My cousin's in a nursing program as well and is doing 12 hr clinicals and she loves it! So maybe you will too!

My med-surg clinical was one day a week. It was an 8 hour shift but we were hardly ever there the full 8 hours.

JJRN09

72 Posts

Specializes in Postpartum/Nursery about to enter NICU I.

In my program it depends on the instructor and the class. I have had two 6 hour days for some and one 12 day for others. When we get to the last class it is two 8 hour days.

Ours are 6 hours so far. I don't like them...with 30 min preconference and 1 hour post, I feel like I hardly get to take care of my pt at all. I'm used to working 12 hour shifts as an aide and I like that much better. I start 3rd semester in a month and I hope it will have longer clinicals.

phelipa

10 Posts

We have a couple different times depending on how many days we have to spread the time out.

For school and kids we only went 4 hours twice a week but for geriatric we had 8 hours twice a week (up to ten for some people who had fewer days). We start our hospital clinicals this year and they've alloted 12 hours three times a week but I'm not sure if it's going to be the full 12 hours yet.

bananimal

211 Posts

I'm starting my first semester of NS in September and we have two days of clinical a week, Monday 4 hours and Tuesday 5 hours.. But I'm pretty sure the next three semesters build up in clinical hours.

jbjints

236 Posts

My clinical days are Thursday from 3pm-9pm, Friday 3pm-9pm, and Saturday from 7am-7pm. My Thursday and Friday clinicals are Peds and OB and the Saturday clinical is Med. Surge.

Nightingale11

148 Posts

I start long term care facility on the 25th.......Tues. Thurs. Tues. So 3 days from 6-3 I think.

Goingthere

182 Posts

Why so many clinical days jb? Is this accelerated?

Hazel11

103 Posts

Specializes in Cardiology, LTC, SANE.

I start clinicals-my first one!-this fall and they are on Fridays from 7am-2pm. The clinical times and days depend on our instructors.

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