Quote from Tweety
You do what you gotta do to get through school.
I gather, that it's going to be a long commute for most people and you're not unique, and they can't accommadate everyone? But it wouldn't hurt to bring your concerns to your instructors.
Lots of people post-graduation work 12 hour shifts and commute long distances. I worked with a nurse who drives in one hour each way and works 12 hours shifts, which of course in the real work sometimes stretch into even longer shifts.
When I was in nursing school I would do 8 hour clinicals, change clothes and report for my 3-11 shift, making it a 16 hour clinical day. Like I said, you do what you got to do, if you want it bad enough and there aren't any other options.
Good luck to you.
Yes, I realize people make choices about where they wish to work and whatnot. When I'm being paid to be somewhere, I make a choice whether or not I can do that. I wouldn't work somewhere that far away. I can't. And I won't do it for free, that's for sure.
Yes, I am unique. I have a severe phobia of driving. An hour long drive on top of sleep deprivation may be uncomfortable for other students; for me it is crippling. Don't let that reflect on my ability as a student or a future nurse, though. I would never go somewhere that would require me to commute that far.
I guess my question should be what the limits are to clinical days for students, and what grounds can one request "resonable accomodation" if they claim disability. It's ok if you don't know. Just please don't tell me to "do what you gotta do". I can't do it in this case, otherwise I wouldn't be so frantic.
Thanks anyways, though. I'm sure you meant well.