We use a ratio of 2:1 at my institution and include Simulation Preparation in as well. For instance for 8 hours of clinical we have three hours for Sim and 1 for preparation (Concept Map, Patho card, Diagnostic study and Medication Sheet for each Sim). Our students are in groups of 6-8 and with my current class it has taken three weeks to get everyone through but they have learned from it.
Karen Walton, MSN, RN
Wallace State Community College