A. Time Period of internship training:
The internship training for national BSN graduates is one calendar year (52 weeks), inclusive of two weeks leave for Eid Al-Fetr, two weeks leave for Hajj, and one day leave for the Saudi National Day.
That leaves an actual 48 weeks clinical rotation time inclusive of orientation activities defined mutually by CON and the clinical settings.
In order to fulfill time requirements of the program, the CON Intern must attend a 100% of the specified clinical time. Therefore any missing clinical time, due to absenteeism, marriage, deferment or else, must be made up for before completion of the program.
B. Leaves and Absence Stipulations:
CON has developed policies, procedures and guidelines to guide and regulate different types of leave privileges during the internship year. It also provides guidance in relation to punctuality, unauthorized and authorized absenteeism. The above policies can be found on the KSAU-HS, CON homepage under internship program section (please note attachment No. 8)
C. Working Hours:
The CON Intern shall follow the clinical site shift patterns and working procedures including working nights and weekends. In so doing, the Intern will gain an understanding of patient care needs, continuity of care, and will be able to function more independently.
The CON Intern shall work a roster of 44 hours per week.
During the holy month of Ramadan, the Interns will work reduced hours (30 hours per week instead of 44 hours) as per Saudi Labor Law stipulations.