Quote from LoveNursing422
One thing we heard is that SUNY Farmingdale doesn't do clinicals until their last semester? Is this true? It may just be a rumor. At NCC you're in clinicals from your 3rd week of school.
Nope, not true. We had clinical days on campus (learning all of the basics for when we went to the hospital) for the first 2 weeks, and went to the hospital and had patients by our third week. Could you imagine not being in the hospital at all for the majority of a Nursing program???
Maybe what they meant was that we do an additional 90 hours in our last semester (on topof our regular weekly clinicals) as part of transition?
And, I guess it depends on what you define as easier- because its hard to compare- we were on the floor w/ NCC students, and while i wouldn't want to have the careplans that they have to do- we spent 8 straight hours on the floor, and they were there for less than 3- granted,they had a 2ndnight there also, but 6 hours, combined, on the floor doesnt seem too bad to me.
Alot of it- as it is with any program- really depends on your Professors, too. Both for class and for clinical- they can really make or break your semester. But, learn how to adapt, and you can usually compensate for that.