The meet and greet day is nice to go to, but it really isnt super important unless you are still deciding on if you are really sure this is for you, or if are deciding between schools. You dont really spend the whole day with a student. Only an hour or a little longer. It is good time to ask questions of what thier experience has been like and such, but you really do not see how the whole day is, maybe a few tasks.
The staff goes over some of the same stuff that will be covered on admissions day. You get the shadowing experience, and then you discuss and ask questions.
Clinicals do start first semester. It is only one day a week, half day. (usually half the class on thursday, other half on friday....so you get the opposite day of the last 5 weeks) More just to get your feet wet, get you in, used to giving morning care, taking vitals, doing an assessment and charting. It starts the 3rd week, so you have 5 days total.
In Basic 2, adult 1, and adult 2 you have pre clinical(meet your pt/get info) Monday, and clinical tue and wed. In growing family you generally have clinical thursday and friday, but that sometimes gets changed. Through those 4 terms, you typically have a test just about every other monday. Then class all 3 days you do not have clinical. You get some off days scheduled in, but not many