classes and clinicals

  1. Hi Everyone,

    I am wondering how do your classes and clinicals work in the lpn programs? I have a information class on tuesday, but I wanted to know how the classes and clinicals were? I mean like the times and the day. how many days do you go to class and for how long. Were your clinicals in the same day? What days and what time? what to expect in clinicals?

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  3. by   bedpan
    I am sure each school could be different but here is the way our program is -

    We started out with classes 5 days per week from 8:00 am to 3:30 pm

    On the 8th week we started clinicals - classes were on Monday, Tuesday and Friday (still 8:00 - 3:30) with clinicals being on Wednesday and Thursdays from 7:00 am - 3:00 pm

    This same clinical schedule is what we will start the second semester with next week - 3 days of classes and 2 days of clinicals - I have been told that 3rd semester we will be doing clinicals 3 days and classes 2 days but not positive on that - Also I believe the clinical hours will change when we go to the hospital instead of the LTC facility here in about 4 or 5 weeks

    As far as what to expect during clinicals - you never know so expect anything - lol - Anything can come up at any time - (Just a hint tho - At first don't be real surprised if you get the pleasure of changing a bed or two and the opportunity to clean up a few incontinent patients )
  4. by   GenesisEve
    First level, we had clinicals Mon-Tues, and class Wed-Fri...our clinicals were in a LTCF. Basically, it was strictly "basic care", plenty of bed baths, changing incontinent residents, doing assessments.

    Second Level, clinicals from Mon-Wed, class Thurs-Fri...these clinicals are on a med/surg unit. Now, we're doing more LPN duties but still doing basic care as well for the 1-2 pts we're assigned. However, lots of times, your pt is discharged after the first day...which means you have to pick more.

    Third level, we're back to a LTCF...doing LPN duties, as opposed to the CNA duties we were doing on First Level.

    In all instances, you have to do thorough research on the resident/pts diagnosis, surgical hx, come up with care plans, and research their meds.

    Good Luck!!!!