Published May 13, 2004
Just wondering what most programs are like. Mine will be 3 days a week. Some days in lecture and the others in clinical.
klone, MSN, RN
2 days of lecture (3 hours/day), one day of skills lab (~4 hours) and one day of clinicals (8 hours). One day off.
This is first semester.
3 days of lecture, 1 day of skills lab and one day off during the 1st semester. clinicals don't start until second semester, but then it's 3 days of lecture, 2 half days of clinicals, 1 full day of clinicals, and 1 day of lab, so it's a 5 day a week thing.
First semester : Two days of 6 hour clinicals and three days of 3 hour lectures with lab. time and video viewing done on your own time.
Summer semester: two days of lecture broken up into two 3 hour lectures and two 8 hour clinical days. We will have Friday off but I am sure it will be used as a caugh up, study for test, and complete reading assignments day. I am sure that starting on June 2, I will be in for a wild ride......boy, I can't wait. I love intensity.
intro to nursing(1 credit hour)
family life, sex education(3 crdit hours)- this is an elective, i need something to make me full time and an easy a for gpa purposes!
lecture class- adult nursing i mon/wed and laboratory fri (8 credit hours)
doesn't seem like much but it is from what people tell me!!!
Heading into junior year we will be doing a total of:
6 hours lecture, 12 hours of clinical, 2 hours of lab, and 3 hours of "seminar" each week. I'm told that seminar is where we are assigned a topic to research, then we make presentaions on the topics.
Sophomore year was a LITTLE less intense with only ten hours of clinical and no seminar
Forgot to mention how many days a week.This fall we will be going 5 days a week (not all day, every day, though). Last year I managed to squeeze everything into 4 days. Man, that sure was nice, having a three day weekend every week!
manna, BSN, RN
Beginning my junior year of a BSN program this summer, and we'll be in school 5 days a week. Lecture/clinical hours vary from week to week, but it's just about like a full-time job. Mon thru Fri, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.
I have one seven week course to go beginning in the end of October and finishing in December (on my birthday! ) Course entails six hours of lecture and seven hours of clinical a week.
Part time BOCES program; 2 years. First year, 2 days theory, 1 day lab and 2 days clinical, from 8 a.m. til 11 a.m. for all three. This follows the usual New York school year from early September until June 18th, then 2 weeks off, and on to 7:30 a.m. til 2:30 p.m. for the month of July. First week July, all theory, last three weeks, all clinical. Off for August, and back to school with all the New York school districts in September. 2nd year--2, 3-hour days of theory; 1, 3-hour of day lab (both from 12 noon to 3 p.m.) and 1, 7:30 - 2:30 day of clinical, with a day off (tentative). Sounds complicated, but our instructor had a goal of our getting full day clinicals in so we can do pre- and post-op, among other things. The afternoon hours will allow me to get my kids on and off the bus, and relieve my husband of the morning routine (which often doesn't go well!). It will also give my youngest the full, undivided attention of her caregiver, my aunt, instead of having to share her with my older children! Hey, I'll climb any mountain to get this goal met at this late date, you won't hear any complaining from me about scheduling or summer school...as of July 5th, 2004, I'm officially Level II and "half-a-nurse"!
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