I cannot speak to the hybrid program. I made the decision not to apply to the hybrid program originally because I knew that I wanted the contact of the traditional program. There are certainly pros and cons to both. I think communication has to be expected to be a potential con of a hybrid program. I took a lot of online and hybrid courses and I found that to be a huge minus in those courses. Ultimately, I didn't have confidence that nursing would be better than any other hybrid and I went with the program that I thought would be better for my learning style.
The program has problems. Absolutely. But, I don't think they are any worse than any other program in the Columbus area. Every clinical site is different. There is no guarantee of skills. Have you really made it to 5th quarter with only giving one shot and no IV skills at all? I would say that your experience is unusual. But, you cannot guarantee what any unit census is going to be or what nursing care those patients will need. I personally made it to the end of 6th quarter with only a couple of IV starts and no foleys. But, loads of other IV skills and skills in general.
I am in my preceptorship. I am having a fantasic time. No other students to compete with. I have 3 and 4 patients each shift. Other than needing my nurse to get meds out of the pyxis and observe certain skills, I take care of my patients from beginning of shift to end of shift or discharge. I get lots of fun skills - IV starts, IV meds, Chest tube dressing changes, foleys, etc. But, I am also finally realizing that anyone can be taught to perform skills. It takes a nurse to put it all together and take care of the patient. I like the skills. I am happy to get the experiences while I am still a student. But, much more than that, I am thrilled to know that my assessment of the patient's condition is what prompted the doctor to order the chest xray that showed a medical problem that needed treatment, etc. That critical thinking cannot be replaced. That is the important part of nursing and the part that I am really glad to get more experience and gain confidence.
Hopefully your willingness to help the nurse manager will stick with her at hiring time. I would keep in touch and pick up shifts if you can. You don't have to precept on a floor in order to get a job there. I would just continue to make the best contacts you can.