Quote from TazziRN
She is interviewing next week with a BSN program. I want to send her with a list of questions to ask, so that she can make an informed decision. So far I've thought of:
What is the percentage of students who pass the boards on the first try?
By the end of school, how many pts does each student care for in clinicals?
How many hours a week are spent in the clinical setting?
Can anyone think of some more? Thanks!
It's hard because there are things she may already know, but I guess I would ask:
How soon are students placed on the clinical floor? What skills are they expected to have before they have clinicals?
What is the ratio of instructors to students in the clinical setting? And what kind of supervision do students receive? (ie, is the instructor all over the hospital, or are they available to students all the time?)
What are the HOURS of clinical instruction (some will have students on days or eves)
How and how often is feedback given to the student in regard to their clinical progress?
As far as academics, the school's catalog should have this outlined - she can request a copy before the actual date of her interview.
Tell her good luck!