As competition for clinical sites increases, hospitals and nursing schools report the use of nontraditional student placements such as one 12-hour clinical shift; that was an option offered by the author’s school. The author discusses implementation of 12-hour shifts and compared NCLEX fail rates of students on one 12-hour shift with students who had 2 weekly 6-hour shifts.
Author Affiliation: Professor of Nursing, Niagara County Community College, Sanborn, New York.
The author declares no conflicts of interest.
Correspondence: Mrs Woodworth, Niagara County Community College, 3111 Saunders Settlement Rd, Sanborn, NY 14132 (firstname.lastname@example.org).