Fundamentals is the first 7 weeks of the semester which is followed by Med-Surg which is the last 7 weeks of the semester. Both classes have a lab component where you’ll be hands-on with your classmates as well as the simulation mannequins. The remaining classes are Health Assessment (w/ lab), Patho-Pharmacology, and Spirituality. During the entire 1st semester the schedule is like:
Monday - Clinicals 7am-7pm (time varies depending on clinical instructor)
Tuesday - Health Assessment 8am-10am, Lab 12pm-4pm, Spirituality 5pm-8:30pm
Wednesday - Funds or Med-Surg 8am-11am, Lab 12pm-4pm
Thursday - Funds or Med-Surg 8am-11am
Friday - Patho-Pharm 2:30pm-5:30pm
The cohort is divided into two groups; A and B, so everyone doesn’t have the same exact schedule. For example, some students have clinicals on a different day.
Clinicals started during my 4th week of Fundamentals and has been every Monday since then being that I’m now in Med-Surg.