Required attendance is Monday through Friday from 7:00 AM to 3:30 PM for all first-year students. Second year students will be in attendance Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM or 11:00 AM to 7 PM, depending on the student's individual clinical assignment.
Didactic and clinical hours will vary by semester. First year students will have an average of 10-20 hours of clinical education per week with the remaining time in the classroom. Second year students will average 30 hours per week in the clinical area with the remaining time spent in the classroom. Total didactic and clinical involvement will not exceed 40 hours per week.
Personal Time, Holidays and Vacation
Students are granted 96 hours per year to be used for sick and/or personal time. All students will receive six holidays: Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day and Labor Day. Possible Bonus Holidays may be granted and will be scheduled on the school calendar. Two weeks of vacation will be scheduled on the school calendar.
In addition, the second year students will receive a one-week spring break which will be scheduled in March/April.