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Hi all,

I will be starting nursing school in Spring of 2015. And I was just curious to as to what your schedule's were like your first semester? Do you have class 5 days a week and for how long? My clinical for first semester is either on friday or saturday (I will find out in December) Soo I was just wondering how your lecture/lab and clinical were like on a weekly basis. I HAVE to (I know, not recommended) to work while I go to school and I need to figure out how to re-arrange my schedule with my part time job. I know it's different with all schools but I just wanted to get an idea. :) Thanks!

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I did LPN school first, then LPN-RN, then RN-BSN so my answer may be different than others. My LPN school was a year long, separated into 4 quarters. That whole year I pretty much had school Monday-Friday 8-5. The first quarter I had clinicals in a nursing home 1 day a week, and was there 7-3 that day. The rest of the quarters I usually had clinicals 2 days a week. Starting in the 2nd quarter we had to go to our clinical site the day before... After being in class all day... Look up info on our patients... And then go home and work on care plans for the following day. I only worked part time during LPN school. During the rest of my schooling I worked full time. You are right, it's different with every school. Sometimes clinicals are scheduled based on the availability of clinical sites. I've heard of some students having to do clinicals on weekends. Most places have a shortage of available clinical sites. Good luck to you.

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I am currently a RN student and my schedule is Monday and Wednesday are lecture days I go from 8:30-2:40 then Tuesdays and. Thursdays are clinicals, there were different shifts to choose from but I picked afternoon. 1st and 2nd semester it's 4 hours. 3rd semester is 6hrs and 4th is 8. Fridays are test days,my test start at the same time as the class there for. So if I have two in one day I am stuck at school for at least four hours. I live an hour from my college so I have a lot of travel time on top of classes, I hope that you live closer All I can say is rest while you can

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I am 11 weeks into my first semester.

Sunday:

-Clinical look up (depends on how fast you work)

Monday:

-Clinical 0600-1200

-Lab 1200-1330

Wednesday:

-Class 0800-1100

Thursday:

-Class 0800-1100

We're split into three clinical groups, so the other two have clinical on Tuesday and then have lab on Wednesday or Thursday.

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BeachsideRN has 2 years experience as a ASN and specializes in NICU.

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My program has clinical on Tuesday/Wednesday and lecture Thursday/Friday.

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I'm in the first semester of my nursing program:

Monday:

Clinical 0645 - 1345

or

Lab 0800 - 1500 (alternating weeks)

Tuesday:

Clinical 0645 - 1345 (on clinical weeks)

Wednesday:

Lecture 0800 - 1100

We also skills check offs (usually 20min - 1hr) that we have to sign up for

- either on Tues, Wed, or Fri 0900 - 1500.

The other half of my class has clinical/lab on Thursday and Friday, and some people signed up for the afternoon lecture - 1230 - 1530.

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I'm doing a night ADN program. My first semester, I'll be there for lecture Monday night, 5-8. Lab is Tuesday night, 6-9. Clinicals are on Wednesday, 3-11. Then the lab is open for practice on Thursdays and Fridays, 5-9.

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AlwaysLearning247 has 4 years experience as a BSN.

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My first semester was clinical Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 7-1 and lecture Thursdays and Fridays 8-11. My second was lecture Monday 8-2 and clinicals 7-230 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. My nursing class now is maternity and pediatrics so the clinical days switch but the hours are 7-1 for two days or one 12 hour shift and lecture is one day for 4 hours. Good luck!

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SopranoKris has 5 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Critical Care.

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The first 6 weeks of our program was very intense.

Monday: Fundamentals Lecture 0800-1100, Skill Lab (either 1200-1500 or 1500-1800, depending on the group you're assigned to)

Tuesday: PA Lecture 0800-1000, PA Lab (either 1100-1300 or 1300-1500, depending on the group you're assigned to)

Wednesday: Same as Wednesday

Thursday: Same as Tuesday

Friday: Optional Nursing Workshop (Documentation, Med Math, Study Skills, Test Taking, etc. Not a good idea to skip these)

Once the first 6 weeks was over, we no longer had PA on Tuesdays & Thursday. However, that meant we started clinicals. Clinicals were either Thursday & Friday or Friday & Saturday (8 hour shifts each day). Most of the people who worked had to go to part-time to continue working. Many struggled because they had little time to study in addition to working.

Good luck with you first semester! :D

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NurseGirl525 is a ASN, RN and specializes in ICU.

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Our schedule changes pretty much every 4 weeks. Right now we have lecture tues 8:30-12:30. Clinical tues. 1:30-7:30. Thursday clinical 8:30-7. We have already completed 7 credit hours this semester though.

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sjalv has 1 years experience and specializes in CVICU.

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I had lecture twice a week, skills lab twice a week (which was replaced by clinicals for 4 rotations 3 times during the semester, then we'd go back to having skills lab), and a stupid communications class that was once per week.

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