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Does anyone have any updates on how obtaining the necessary clinical hours has been progressing throughout the pandemic? In the information provided in the original post, I found it interesting that even though the required 500 clinical hours have been completed, if an acceptable range of experience was not gained, the educational institution is responsible for providing additional clinical opportunities for students. I agree with Abigail’s response that clinical time is crucial in preparing students for the DNP role. While 500 hours is the minimum requirement, I think it is important to note that achieving the minimum is never the best effort. If simulations can help students become exposed to more situations and help with advancing their thought processes in addition to direct clinical experience, it would be most beneficial.