Hi everyone, i'm pretty new to this board but I had a few questions about the program. I'll be moving to Maine for the USM ABSN program this May and I was wondering a little bit about the clinicals. Do we start clinicals in the summer session or in the fall session? This is because I'll be moving from California and I'm still debating if I should to ship my car to Maine after I get settled into the program. Also the academic advisor said we'd definitely need a car as our clinical sites could be as far away as lewiston (and I know we're all at the mercy of the program as to where they put us in the clinicals), but I was hoping to hear from some alumni on the clinicals. Were they normally around the portland area or was it common to be sent to far off clinical sites. How many students were usually assigned to a clinical site (just wondering in case people wanted to carpool)?
ALSO, I've been looking for some affordable off campus housing near the campus with little success.
any help in this area would be greatly appreciated. I don't have enough posts for PMs, but any advice either through this post or email would be awesome.
Thanks so much!! looking forward to meeting those in the May program!