Clinical Rotation In COVID Unit

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SmilingBluEyes

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On 2/13/2022 at 9:25 PM, Skinurse said:

No.  I’m saying that if we have Covid or are Covid positive we are still expected to attend clinicals in the Hospital. No excuses.  Missing clinicals if you have Covid will be treated like any other absence and will be punished like any other clinical absence.

Why would they punish?  So you are supposed to go to clinical sick with COVID?

toomuchbaloney

Has 44 years experience. 8,356 Posts

11 hours ago, SmilingBluEyes said:

Why would they punish?  So you are supposed to go to clinical sick with COVID?

Perhaps the punishment for illness is to harden them to the world of capitalist healthcare where nurses are viewed as expensive necessities. 

Skinurse

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Yes.  I’m sure.  But not everyone learns well in a situation where they are under threat all the time.  The latest from this faculty was that maybe they should have music playing and multiple loud conversations going on while the students take the exams which are all NCLEX questions because after all that type of distraction is what nurses deal with.  

nursej22, MSN, RN

Specializes in Public Health, TB. Has 37 years experience. 2,085 Posts

Nursing students are required to complete a minimum amount of clinical time. Clinical sites don't have  much leeway to add available time to accommodate for changes in schedules, nor do instructors. It just may not be possible to find extra clinical time. It sucks, but schools are often at the mercy of the clinical sites. 

Perhaps students can return the next quarter to finish clinical hours in order to graduate? 

londonflo

Specializes in oncology. Has 45 years experience. 1,784 Posts

57 minutes ago, nursej22 said:

Nursing students are required to complete a minimum amount of clinical time.

This is not true of all states. Of course, each school can set what the minimum of clinical time needs to be. 

faithjohn

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On 2/13/2022 at 11:25 PM, Skinurse said:

No.  I’m saying that if we have Covid or are Covid positive we are still expected to attend clinicals in the Hospital. No excuses.  Missing clinicals if you have Covid will be treated like any other absence and will be punished like any other clinical absence.

This is how it is I'm sure with most nursing schools. They don't have your back if you get sick.