When Does LPN Nursing School clinicals REALLY start??

  1. Im excited about the idea of being accepted to LPN program but am wondering how soon do clinicals start. Do they start as early as two, three wks into the semester or what??? Thanks
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  3. by   Midwest4me
    That depends upon your college...but I believe typically you will be learning the basics before you "hit the floor". Your instructors will give you all the info. Good luck!
  4. by   adie0321
    I start my LPN program at the beginning of July. Our clinicals start about 5 weeks into our first term. We have a nursing lab for the first few weeks to learn the basics, then the last half of the term we get the hands on experience. Good Luck!
  5. by   NurseLoveJoy88
    We started clinicals about 3 weeks into the course.
  6. by   futuremombabynurse
    At my school, if you're a day student, you get clinical orientation the first week of school and hit the floor on week two. If you're an evening student, you start clinicals second quarter.
  7. by   Sparrowhawk
    My program started in August..clinicals in January.
  8. by   PedsAtHeart
    Depends on the school.
    They usually start pretty quickly though. You have a lot of hours you have to get in. But dont worry, they start out slow.
    Mine started out doing usualy "nurse aide" things such as bathing patients, changing linens, things like that. (dont get me wrong, I have NO problem at all doing these things now) Then we started meds and injections and would take on 1 or 2 patients at a time. At the end we were taking on 5-7 patients on our own, doing everything. BUT there were other schools doing clinicals at the same site and they were still sharing a couple of patients. (And they were set to graduate before us!)
    My school was great. We got awesome clinical experience and I am soooo glad.
  9. by   heyitsjaii
    I'm a evening student i started school may 07 and we don't start clinicals till august
  10. by   TheCommuter
    I attended an LPN/LVN program from October 2004 to October 2005. Clinical rotations started about 1 month after the start of the program.
  11. by   HisTreasure
    I graduated in 2005 from a full year program. We started in August but spent M-F 8-2:30 on bookwork (NANDA, care plans, med terms, intro to pharm), A&P 1 and 2, microbiology and lab sims. We hit the floor for our first clinical the second week of October doing traditionally nurses aide type work and we started doing meds and dressing changes on patients near Thanksgiving. We started acute care that following January. We went to clinicals two and a half days per week and were in class the other days I think.
    Last edit by HisTreasure on May 26, '09 : Reason: Clarification
  12. by   NamasteNurse
    We started school in January and clinicals in February..scary huh?
  13. by   JuRsEyGuRL
    I was in an 11 1/2 month condensed program Monday through Friday 8 am to 2:30 pm. We started school September 4th and began clinicals on October 20th.
  14. by   *Brianna*
    my school started on June 1st. Our schedule is theory mon,tues from 8-1 and lab wed, thur, fri from 8-4 and starting July 1st wed, thur, fri will be clinicals from 6:30am to 3:30.....so our clinicals start pretty fast.