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Paying for Clinicals

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by Orientedx4 Orientedx4 (New) New

I just finished my clinical hours for my WOC certification, and I was curious if it is common practice for hospitals to charge students per day. My preceptor was clear that she was not the one charging me, it was the hospital requirements. This is my first encounter with this situation, and I was interested to know how common it is.

verene, MSN

Specializes in mental health / psychiatic nursing.

I am not familiar with WOC as an acronym. For clinicals in nursing school I have never directly paid a clinical site. I do know that our program is in constant negotiations with sites for clinical placements. I don't know if these contracts include monetary payouts or if compensation is via other means. I now that I pay tuition to my university though and not to the hospitals.

sirI, MSN, APRN, NP

Specializes in Education, FP, LNC, Forensics, ED, OB. Has 30 years experience.

Welcome again to allnurses.com, Orientedx4. Good to see you posting. Congratulations on finishing clinicals for your WOC certification.

Thread moved to Wound/Ostomy/Continence Nursing forum for best response.

(WOC=Wound, Ostomy and Continence)

llg, PhD, RN

Specializes in Nursing Professional Development. Has 44 years experience.

I believe it is becoming more common -- and I support it. The number of students a facility (or particular popular preceptor) is asked to provide preceptorships for can be quite a burden. The school is collecting money for providing the education -- and they SHOULD share that money with the people who are actually doing a lot of the teaching.

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I agree, llg, but I paid the school and the hospital separately.

$300 per day seems a bit much, since I needed 100 hours, which was a little more than 8 days. And this was for a certification, not an RN license. But, I admit I'm not too familiar with the price of things like this, which is why I'm asking.

I have heard of this for individuals who are seeking supervised clinical hours for a specialty certification (as opposed to schools of nursing bringing groups for clinicals as part of their basic nursing education), esp. when those individuals are not employees of the hospital.

llg, PhD, RN

Specializes in Nursing Professional Development. Has 44 years experience.

I agree, llg, but I paid the school and the hospital separately.

$300 per day seems a bit much, since I needed 100 hours, which was a little more than 8 days. And this was for a certification, not an RN license. But, I admit I'm not too familiar with the price of things like this, which is why I'm asking.

That sounds too expensive to me. But if students are willing to pay that much, I can't blame people for charging what the market will bear.

I was out of options and pretty much had to pay the hospital, or walk away after paying the school tuition for all three scopes of practice, with no refund. Well, at least it isn't out of the ordinary, I guess.

diva_nurse

Has 9 years experience.

I paid my preceptor a total of $1500 for 3 weeks for WOC clinicals