Your cohort will be split up into groups of 8-10 students and each group is assigned a clinical site, they try to place you at one of your top 3 choices, but they give special consideration to the partnered students who work at a hospital and there are limited spaces at each hospital. They will tell you at the beginning of each semester what your clinical days will be a few weeks before classes start. The clinical days will change each semester depending on the hospital's availability. As online students I feel like we get the days that nobody else wants, My first semester my cohort was in the hospital on Saturdays and Sundays for foundations. Second semester we just got Sundays in psych and then after we were done with our psych rotation we had Thursdays and Fridays for Med surg. For Pedi our clinical days are Tuesdays and Thursdays. Most of these are 10-12 hour days 6:30am-5pm or later depending on your instructor. You definitely have NO say in your clinical schedule. The school has to arrange and ask for clinical days with each hospital and they have to make sure that only one school is on the floor at a time, my clinical site is JPS and TCU, TCC and Weatherford College all use JPS, so each semester the schools have to work out an arrangement and divvy up the clinical days so that we are not all on top of each other. They also give us pretty short notice about our clinical schedule, we just found out our clinical days for fall a couple weeks ago and the semester starts next week. Most of us work and our employers make our schedule 2-3 months in advance so our bosses pretty much hate us, but you are not allowed to switch clinical sites, there are no alternate days. Nursing school is pretty much going to run your life for a while. I hope that info helps.