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I got accepted to the BSN Spring 2024 KPU program and I was wondering if there are any current students or past students of the program that can offer insights on the schedule of the clinical rotations, locations and if textbooks are mandatory. Also, what jobs are typical for a student nurse in the second year. 

Just any tips would be very helpful.

And also if there is a facebook group for the Spring 2024 intake (not the advanced entry).

Liisa444 BSc

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Specializes in BSc, Mental Health, Abnormal Psychology.

Hi, are you in the regular 4 year BSN program? I am in the AE-BSN program, It is different than the regular program with online courses except for labs and clinical. But feel free to ask me some questions about the program as it would be somewhat similar. Yes, textbooks are mandatory but you can textbooks or e-books. The nursing program is held out of the KPU Langley campus. The clinical vary, ours was 6 hours during LTC, mental health is 12 hours twice a week and our 3rd semester is a full-time practice in med surg 12 hr shifts 3x week.

VeeKPU2024

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Thank you so much for your response Lisa. I am in the regular BSN program, I heard the setup is similar to the advanced entry. I'll PM you with more questions. 
 

Liisa444 BSc

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Specializes in BSc, Mental Health, Abnormal Psychology.

sure thing!

SarahTroid

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Does anyone have information on how the clinicals/labs are scheduled for the first 2 semesters?

Liisa444 BSc

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Specializes in BSc, Mental Health, Abnormal Psychology.

In the 1st semester, the lab is the first 2 weeks. Then clinical starts after that around the beginning of October until mid-November with different groups going on different days. Our group was the last to go from Nov 1-16, 3x week 6-hour shifts. In semester 2 lab is in the 6th week for 1 week. The clinical is the following month. Clinical is 12-hour shifts. Depends on which site and how often you go, one group is once a week but mine is 3x a week for 2 weeks. Hope this helps!

BryanF

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Liisa444 BSc said:

In the 1st semester, the lab is the first 2 weeks. Then clinical starts after that around the beginning of October until mid-November with different groups going on different days. Our group was the last to go from Nov 1-16, 3x week 6-hour shifts. In semester 2 lab is in the 6th week for 1 week. The clinical is the following month. Clinical is 12-hour shifts. Depends on which site and how often you go, one group is once a week but mine is 3x a week for 2 weeks. Hope this helps!

As you have mentioned, the advanced entry program is mostly online with the exception of clinicals. I am interested in knowing if students generally have the flexibility to accommodate a part-time job, specifically during the first few semesters with how the program is mostly setup for online learning. Thanks for your insight!

Liisa444 BSc

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Specializes in BSc, Mental Health, Abnormal Psychology.
BryanF said:

As you have mentioned, the advanced entry program is mostly online with the exception of clinicals. I am interested in knowing if students generally have the flexibility to accommodate a part-time job, specifically during the first few semesters with how the program is mostly setup for online learning. Thanks for your insight!

The assignments are all due at the same time usually Mondays by 5 pm. Technically you can work part time while doing this program. Although it is not recommended. I would say it is better to have a very flexible job that is casual. This is a full-time program and I treat it like a full-time job. Most students do not work. I know last semester there was one student who had to stop their job due to the heavy workload of the program. Also during clinical, I would not advise working. In addition to the regular homework or also have homework from clinical, journals, EPA ( they take forever to do and you will learn what these are) HREP/care plans or mind maps.

It depends on what your stress levels are like. I was going to work one day a week but I didn't have time for that also wanted to take for myself which is so important in this program. However, it depends. It depends on the person. But I would say the majority of students are not working especially during the first 2 semsters which have an intense heavy workload. 

BryanF

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Liisa444 BSc said:

The assignments are all due at the same time usually Mondays by 5 pm. Technically you can work part time while doing this program. Although it is not recommended. I would say it is better to have a very flexible job that is casual. This is a full-time program and I treat it like a full-time job. Most students do not work. I know last semester there was one student who had to stop their job due to the heavy workload of the program. Also during clinical, I would not advise working. In addition to the regular homework or also have homework from clinical, journals, EPA ( they take forever to do and you will learn what these are) HREP/care plans or mind maps.

It depends on what your stress levels are like. I was going to work one day a week but I didn't have time for that also wanted to take for myself which is so important in this program. However, it depends. It depends on the person. But I would say the majority of students are not working especially during the first 2 semsters which have an intense heavy workload. 

What was the schedule like for the first 2 weeks of the program? I noticed that the orientation class (NRSG 3500) has students attend in-campus for residency and I'm curious if students are scheduled to attend the 2-week orientation daily (I.e. Monday-Friday). Thank you for the reply :)

Liisa444 BSc

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Specializes in BSc, Mental Health, Abnormal Psychology.

It was a mixture some days were on campus and others were studying from home. 

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