12 Hour NS Days

Nursing Students General Students


Do many of you whom are in school, have 12 hour days?

Specializes in Emergency/Cath Lab.

Clincal day yeah. First semester when we had clinical then lab yeah twelve hours was typical. Its not that bad really.

I did at the beginning of the semester when I had two classes (one of them is over now, only lasted the first 8 weeks of the semester). I had class at 10am and then clinicals until 10-11pm at night. Like the previous poster said, it wasn't that bad.

Thanks for the replies! So far I will have only one day like that once I start spring semester. I have clinical at 7am followed by the lecture part of nursing and then I will finish off with a math class.

Specializes in Oncology.

I had 2 12 hour days/week last semester (plus 3 hour days the other days besides weekends) and I've just gotten used to it. I take more classes (17 hours this semester) and don't work, so it's not that bad. I consider myself a full-time student so I treat it like my job. This semester I have 2 6 hour clinicals, and on one of the days I have clinical and class from 7 am to 6 pm with literally only an hour break total.

I figure it's good practice ;)

Specializes in Emergency Dept. Trauma. Pediatrics.

This semester we could put in requests for either 3-8 1/2 hr shifts or 2- 12 1/2 hr shifts, I got the two 12 1/2

Specializes in Operating Room.

Med/surg clinicals are 12 hour days for two semesters. Preceptorships are 12 hours as well.

Specializes in Psych.

We will have 12 hour days when we have our practicum our last semester. Its 2 12's I think. This semester we have 6 weeks of clinical at 7 hrs per day.

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