Ok, my school lumps everything together so this is my fall schedule:
Intro to Principles & Practices of Nursing
(Sept 5 - Oct 12)
Principles & Practices of Nursing I
(Oct 12- semester finish).
For each of these courses we have at least 2 hours of lab time per week, only 4 hours of lecture (! this seems strange to me), and 2 days of clinical. The clinicals are 6 hours, so that's 12 hours of clinical per week to start. I believe the time increases as we progress in the program, so that by the time we graduate we're accustomed to a normal shift with a customary patient load.
You should see the uniforms. White tops, white bottoms, white *duty* shoes (as in, no all white skechers, as was my plan), and these ugly blue and white pin-striped vests. I look like a candy striper.