Palomar CC first semester class time?

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Specializes in L&D, Antepartum. Has 9 years experience.

Hello,

There is a good chance that I will be getting into Palomar College for the Spring semester. I have two boys, one of which is in AM Kindergarten. I am looking NOW to see at what times I would need child care for the boys. (ie - just before/after school care or what?)

From looking at the class schedule for first semester classes, it doesn't look like that much of a time commitment. Does this sound right?

M - 1:30 - 3:20

T - 10-12 and 1:30 - 3:20

W - 7-11

Th 7-11

F 8-10

The only full day is Tuesday. I was expecting 7 to 4 M-Th and F AM. But this is only 16 hours a week. Am I missing something? Any ideas even if you are not familiar with Palomar but just first semester only?

Thanks for your help!

- N

I also applied there but the wait list was two years and I got into another program. So I'm at MSU.

Anyway, they did say at orientation that the program is a 40 hour a week commitment. You should verify with the program coordinator. I think her name is Nancy? You don't want to plan on 16 hours then scrambling for more when the time comes. Does it include clinical hours?

Hope this helps...

eandgsma

Specializes in L&D, Antepartum. Has 9 years experience.

I also applied there but the wait list was two years and I got into another program. So I'm at MSU.

Anyway, they did say at orientation that the program is a 40 hour a week commitment. You should verify with the program coordinator. I think her name is Nancy? You don't want to plan on 16 hours then scrambling for more when the time comes. Does it include clinical hours?

Hope this helps...

Thanks for replying! See, I thought it would be more than just the 16 hours that is shown. On the class schedule they have NURS 103 which is the Fundamentals Lecture (Fri AM). Then they have NURS 117 which is the LEC for what you will be doing in clinicals. Then there is NURS 117L or Lab/Clinicals and you can choose which site to have them at. The site times are all the same (W/Th). So I'm assuming that the Lab is the only clinicals that are in the first semester?!?!?!? I do understand that the out of school and lab time is considerable. Which is probably why they say a 40 hour a week commitment, because of care plans, reading, studying, etc. Right now my main concern is child care and planning for that.

Thanks again!

Hi-

I am in semester 1 at Palomar right now. I also have 2 boys, ages 3 & 6. Here is our schedule:

First 4 weeks:

Monday 9:30am-3:30pm

Tuesday: 7:30am-4pm

Wed: 12-4 pm

Thursday: 12-4pm

Friday: 8-10am...open lab follows, it is "optional" but everyone knows it really isn't!

Now that we have begun clinical the hours are:

Monday: same

Tues: same (half the day spent at school, then 1:30-3:30pm at clinical site)

Wed: 7-11am

Thurs: 7-11am

Friday: same

Good luck...it is quite a good program. I am blown away by the quality of the instructors! I am at Pomerado for clinical and tomorrow is my first day working with a patient. I am excited and very nervous!

eandgsma

Specializes in L&D, Antepartum. Has 9 years experience.

Hi-

I am in semester 1 at Palomar right now. I also have 2 boys, ages 3 & 6. Here is our schedule:

First 4 weeks:

Monday 9:30am-3:30pm

Tuesday: 7:30am-4pm

Wed: 12-4 pm

Thursday: 12-4pm

Friday: 8-10am...open lab follows, it is "optional" but everyone knows it really isn't!

Now that we have begun clinical the hours are:

Monday: same

Tues: same (half the day spent at school, then 1:30-3:30pm at clinical site)

Wed: 7-11am

Thurs: 7-11am

Friday: same

Good luck...it is quite a good program. I am blown away by the quality of the instructors! I am at Pomerado for clinical and tomorrow is my first day working with a patient. I am excited and very nervous!

I knew it didn't sound right from the class schedule! Thank you SO much for posting this. Now I know what to expect the first sem. I'll be going to the orientation in Oct so I guess I would have heard it then but I'm the kind of person who needs to plan and know whats coming, ya know?

BTW, were you in the Pharm class last fall? I was, maybe I know you? My boys are 5 & 7. Good luck!! And keep me posted!

No, I wasn't able to take the Pharm class. But I do believe several of my friends did. I ended up taking both Med Term classes while I waited...the class hours just worked better for our schedule.

Good luck!

Hey there,

I graduated from Palomar last December, I know all the instructors/advisors well (unless they are new this year). What do you want to know? Their schedule is pretty manageable I think I have three kids, one of them I gave birth to between 3rd and 4th semester.

It is an EXCELLENT program, one of the best values for RN in San Diego County. I was so well prepared for NCLEX, it literally took me an hour to do the 75 questions and I felt our tests at school were much harder! Good luck!

Melissa

Hello,

There is a good chance that I will be getting into Palomar College for the Spring semester. I have two boys, one of which is in AM Kindergarten. I am looking NOW to see at what times I would need child care for the boys. (ie - just before/after school care or what?)

From looking at the class schedule for first semester classes, it doesn't look like that much of a time commitment. Does this sound right?

M - 1:30 - 3:20

T - 10-12 and 1:30 - 3:20

W - 7-11

Th 7-11

F 8-10

The only full day is Tuesday. I was expecting 7 to 4 M-Th and F AM. But this is only 16 hours a week. Am I missing something? Any ideas even if you are not familiar with Palomar but just first semester only?

Thanks for your help!

- N

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