Clinicals

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Hi everyone. For any of you who have already begun clinicals...are you given an option on clinical shifts? For example, one could choose morning clinicals vs. evenings. I know each school is different but I have yet to get a hold of my school to find out how it works. I would love, love, love night clinicals so I can avoid having to put my sons into pre-school/daycare 5 days a week!!!! OUCH both financially and emotionally.

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Shuquin - posted on 04/13/2011

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i am in college now and i am a freshman, but i would like to know is an online college convienent?

Heather - posted on 06/04/2010

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Each school and clinical/class rotation is different. I was told by my dean that during the time in the program you belong to the program and not to schedule too much of your time. So they think that you can't have a life or work....

Katie - posted on 01/27/2010

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At my school it depends on your clinical instructor. They decide with the area of placement which days they want to be on days or afternoons. We do not work midnights. This semester I am on days for 10 wks and afternoons for 2 wks. So, there really isn't a choice at my school, which is difficult for me because I work nights, so I have to take those days off work.

User - posted on 05/06/2009

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I just finished Level I, and we only had clinicals in the morning 0645 - 1500. I heard that in Level II they offer evening classes too.

Amelia - posted on 03/07/2009

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Not at my school, we do 7am-3pm with an hour before and after for conference.  We go two days a week and our school doesn't offer any other shifts.

Elizabeth - posted on 02/04/2009

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I am new to this group, and I just started clinicals in January...but I do know that my school offers, once a year a weekend/evening clinical option starting only in the fall semesters. you would spend all day saturday in lecture then lab, and then sunday in the hospital for the first semester...then after that it would have to pick up and be more evening committments.  of course there are other courses you still have to take in conjunction with clinical courses, but some of those you can take online which is what I am having to do.

Sherilyn - posted on 01/23/2009

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I'm in a traditional BSN program and all of my clinicals this year are Thursdays and Fridays from 6:30 AM to 3:30 PM. Mornings are typically the busiest time at the hospital (I also work varied times as a nurse tech at the same hospital I have clinicals at), I wouldn't think you would have as many opportunities to see and do things in the evenings/nights, although I wouldn't be surprised if some schools offer that (probably few and far between though). Our clinical surgery rotation is only one day, but for that especially you really need more the morning.

Jennifer - posted on 01/23/2009

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At my school they gave three class schedules to choose from and then it was first come/first serve as far as which one you ended up with. Only one of the schedules included evening clinicals and it was for only part of the semester. The other part of the semester, the clinicals are in the morning.

Elizabeth - posted on 01/20/2009

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I haven't started my rotations yet but from what I was told, the rotations go along with
the doctors schedules and what you need to see. Surgery's start early so those days
the rotations start at 6am for 3 weeks or so for that hospital and then it changes again when you have to go somewhere else for a different specialty. I am worried about the flexible schedule and getting a flexible daycare facility. I just hope that things will work out and God will help me through.

Molly - posted on 01/12/2009

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At my school you take what they give you, unless you put in a request ahead of time. Even if you make the request, they don't always have the ability to honor that. It all depeneds on the hospitals availability to accomadate the students.



I've been in the evening program at my school, but when it came time to do our pediatric rotation, even the evening students had to do day clinicals because the hospitals didn't want nursing students there at night when they were trying to get the children to sleep. This was quite an inconvenience to the people working day jobs.



Then this past summer, when we were doing our mental health rotation, with the compressed schedule our "evening" clincal was actually from 1 pm - 10 pm.

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