Our preceptorship is 135 hours crammed into 3-1/2 weeks. We follow the schedule of our assigned preceptor(s). It's the clinical component of our final nursing leadership/trends course. Despite the fact that that 3 weeks will be a logistical nightmare for my family, I feel fortunate that we have that concentrated time to "put it all together."
We were asked for our preferences as far was which hospital (choice of 2) and unit (all med-surg, cardiac and/or telemetry units), but there's no guarantee as it will be a struggle to accomodate this year's class which has nearly double the number of students from the last few years.
I should find out in the next couple of weeks where I'll be assigned -- looking forward to it.
As far as jobs ... most people in my class are looking now. A few already have job offers. Personally, I wouldn't wait until after graduation but that's JMO.
Just when I really feel like I've hit my stride in school -- like I'm really doing well -- it's about time to go ...