Day care for clinicals?

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by Britt7 Britt7 Member

Sorry if this has been answered before...I tried to find the answer but couldn't. Does anyone know if nursing students are allowed to use an on-site day care at a hospital (if there is one?)

ashleyisawesome, BSN, RN

Specializes in LDRP. 804 Posts

i would ask your school, or the facility that your doing clinical at, but my guess is no. It might be a possibility if your going to a hospital affiliated school.. but i know everyone in my class that had kids had to make their own arrangements. i think they were allowed to use the school's daycare (if they were able to get in, huge waitlist.), but it only opens at 8 and we were supposed to be at clinical by 7 so i dont know how that worked.

Britt7

Britt7

100 Posts

Okay...thanks for the reply! The university day care is nationally accredited and sounds awesome but they only take 2+ and my daughter is about to turn 1! Clinicals will be twice a week from 7-3...so that will be within a normal day care's operating hours. I worry about what to do if she gets sick though!

starmickey03, MSN, RN

Has 10 years experience. 638 Posts

Okay...thanks for the reply! The university day care is nationally accredited and sounds awesome but they only take 2+ and my daughter is about to turn 1! Clinicals will be twice a week from 7-3...so that will be within a normal day care's operating hours. I worry about what to do if she gets sick though!

My kids getting sick is my main concern too. I started a thread on this topic and got a lot of good responses. I would suggest asking your class mates if they know of anyone who would like to make extra money every now and again if need be. Im sure a class mate will refer you to someone that you may like. You'd be surprised at the number of people who watch sick kids. Kids usually infect each other, but rarely infect adults because of the difference of strength in immune systems. Just ask around.

Check out this site: http://www.sittercity.com

Interview a few of them and make arrangements with them for care if your child ever does get sick. Just pray that your daughter doesnt get sick though. My daughter will be 19 months on the 23rd and she has NEVER been sick. Hopefully it'll stay that way throughout my program. But my son on the other hand gets sick every time the weather changes. Hopefully your daughter will be like mine, lol.

Good Luck!

DayDreamin ER CRNP

DayDreamin ER CRNP

Specializes in ED. Has 12 years experience. 640 Posts

Every facility has different requirements. When I was pregnant with my dd and I was looking for day care centers I was not a hospital employee at the time. I had heard from a friend that the hospital does accept non-employee children if they have slots available. Sure enough, I got a slot for my baby.

If the center accepts 14 infants and they only have 10 babies, they would probably be willing to take non-employee kids just to fill the slots and make their payroll.

meredith

Britt7

Britt7

100 Posts

Thanks guys! I will look into things. I am trying to put together a few different back-up plans so I won't miss any classes or clinicals!