Okay after emailing all of the state nursing boards I found this out. Their are no mandated number of clinical hours for any program. Each individual program dictates its own hours. The program has to contain about 60% nursing courses.
what I found was on average
LPN programs offered between 300-400 hours in a 1 year program.
RN programs offered 700-900 clinical hours in a two year program
BSN programs offer 1,100-1,300 clinical hours in a four year program.
It looks to be about even to me. I think what is important to remember is not the hours you have but what you do with them. I have witnessed a college that does clinical at a local hospital. Their is more time spent in pre-and post clinical then in actual clinical.
okay I am tired. Has anyone lese noticed how difficult it is to find out how many clinicla hours are in most programs? I hope I shed a little light on this. If your interested in where i got this information please feel free to leave me a post with your email and I will send you copies of the mail I received.