30 credit hours semester - page 2

I've just been informed that my school load this spring is 30 credits. I knew that acelerated programs are grueling, but 30 hrs????? That' s insane !!!! Is this the norm for acelerated nursing... Read More

  1. by   middleageNP
    Quote from NRSKarenRN
    Did 15-17 credits in traditional BSN program per semester which allowed me to work past time.

    30 credits = eat, sleep, drink paper.
    I told my family consider me missing for 18 mos. and suggested they learn how to do their own laundry... and mine too. :hatparty::selfbonk:
  2. by   blueyesue
    Sheesh. I am not in the RN program yet, but I only have 7-10 Credits per semester. I couldn't do accelerated. God bless you.
  3. by   blainer101
    That's insane!, What school is it. If it's 30 credit hours, you cannot meet eduational standards. At 30 credit hours, you spend 30 clock hours in class, unless it's lab, then you are in lab for 60 hours and clinicals are 90 hours, I know it is some variation but still between 30 and 90 hours in class per week? Also remember you are expected to spend 3 hours preparing for each credit hour so that means another 90 hours a week studying!! As an instructor i cannot comprehend this. I would not attempt the program, I would run as fast as possible, it sounds like you are being set up to fail.
  4. by   middleageNP
    Quote from blainer101
    That's insane!, What school is it. If it's 30 credit hours, you cannot meet eduational standards. At 30 credit hours, you spend 30 clock hours in class, unless it's lab, then you are in lab for 60 hours and clinicals are 90 hours, I know it is some variation but still between 30 and 90 hours in class per week? Also remember you are expected to spend 3 hours preparing for each credit hour so that means another 90 hours a week studying!! As an instructor i cannot comprehend this. I would not attempt the program, I would run as fast as possible, it sounds like you are being set up to fail.
    This is an accelerated course with the University of Alabama. I think fast track course from other schools carries about the same outrageous load (someone correct if I'm wrong) As I've mentioned earlier, the credit hrs are broken into 3 different intervals, like term classes, which seems doable. Difficult, but doable.

    Once I start, I will report the status of my mental state... if I can find the time.
  5. by   AfloydRN
    I did high 20's and worked FT. Yes, it sucks but is able to be done. If you want it bad enough- you can do anything.
  6. by   middleageNP
    Quote from AfloydRN
    I did high 20's and worked FT. Yes, it sucks but is able to be done. If you want it bad enough- you can do anything.
    I have deep admiration for your ability to handle that many hours and work full time....As it is, I start tomorrow and I'm nervous.:bowingpur

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