Question to those in BSN (schedules)

  1. I dont know if it matters whether your in a bsn or ADn program.....but I wanted to know what the full-time schedule is like. What are the hours day to day? Is it 8-3, 9-5, or 8-12. I am trying to figure out child care while I am in my BSN program. The people at the university just say it varies,(not much help!) I am hoping to go to CSU Stanislaus or Fresno.

    -Jasmine
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  3. by   Fraggle
    Most school publish course schedules on their website. Go on there and look for the times of the courses you need to take for various semesters. They also usually publish the courses required (sometimes by semester ) on their website.

    As with most university programs, I'm sure it's not a set 8-3 M-F kind of thing, like a job would be. You might have one course from 8-10 MWF and another 1-5 MF, etc. It probably varies a little by semester and you're looking to have a large block of time available on certain days. Then you deal with whether certain courses or sections are open and if you can get into them for some classes.


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    I dont know if it matters whether your in a bsn or ADn program.....but I wanted to know what the full-time schedule is like. What are the hours day to day? Is it 8-3, 9-5, or 8-12. I am trying to figure out child care while I am in my BSN program. The people at the university just say it varies,(not much help!) I am hoping to go to CSU Stanislaus or Fresno.

    -Jasmine
  4. by   SarasotaRN2b
    It totally depends on the schools you attend. I know that for my first semester I'll be in class or clinicals at varying times, although all will be during the day. The advice at looking at the schools website schedule is probably the best way to find out.

    Kris
  5. by   mitchsmom
    Ours really does vary. I know that's no help.. I am in the same situation with child care. I try to find out from my instructors as soon as possible but they really don't usually know until close to the new semester each time... each semester is different... different hospitals, days, times, etc. We have to rotate and spread ourselves out and share hospital time with the community college so again, it does vary.
    Only thing that is sort of predictable is that most of our clinicals have been from about 6:45am-2:00pm. However, my peds rotation is an exception at 2-9pm.
  6. by   manna
    Our schedule varies as well, and certainly different schools schedules may be completely different! :chuckle

    In general, we usually have lecture from 8:30-4:30, five days a week (on the weeks we aren't in clinical, that is). Clinical hours vary - med surg was from 6a-2 or 4p or 1p-11p. Peds was from 11.30a-7p or 1.30p-11:30p. L&D/Postpartum was 7a-7p. Not sure yet about what's on the slate for next semester...
  7. by   HealthyRN
    As everyone already stated, it definately varies depending on the school, the year, and the rotation. During my first year in clinicals, we were in lecture (talking only about nursing classes, but keep in mind that in a BSN program you may also have to fit GECs in) 4-5 days/week for 2-3 hours each. Clinicals were only one day/wk. from 7AM-11AM. This year, the lecture portion is only 1 day wk. for 4 hr. Clinicals are 2 days/wk. from 7AM-1PM. Next year, lectures are still 1 day/wk. but clinicals vary depending on the rotation. For our leadership course, we have to have 120 hr. in during the quarter and work shifts with our preceptors. I would check your school's master schedule to get a good idea.

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