30 credit hours semester

  1. 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 degrees?
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  2. 18 Comments

  3. by   Melilem
    a semester? You can't be serious. When could you possibly study? I'd find a different program, I don't think I could live through that one.
  4. by   lannisz
    WHAT?????!!! There must be some mistake....that sounds like an impossible load!
  5. by   txspadequeenRN
    That is beyond crazy!!!!!!!!
  6. by   BSNtobe2009
    Well, how many CLASSES is that. Some of the nursing courses at the school that I am starting in January are 8 hours for a single class.

    I wouldn't panic until you know more. There is no way that is 30 hours of traditional courses, b/c if it is (and I doubt it) , you would be doing yourself a favor by changing to a traditional program.
  7. by   middleageNP
    There are 9 courses, broken up to 3 different intervals... 5 weeks,3 weeks,4 weeks, respectively. 4 classes the first interval, 3 the second and 2 classes for the last. I know people survived through it, I just hope I can.. I expect to lose my hair, skin, weight and probably my sanity.....YIKES!

    I don't have the option to chose another program, since all applications deadline for nearby schools are passed. DIfficult as it sounds, there were about 150-200 applicants. Only 12 are accepted. I should be happy I'm accepted???
    Last edit by middleageNP on Nov 19, '06
  8. by   txspadequeenRN
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    Quote from heehee61
    There are 9 courses, broken up to 3 different intervals... 5,3,4 respectively. 4 classes the first interval, 3 the second and 2 classes for the last. I know people survived through it, I just hope I can.. I expect to lose my hair, skin, weight and probably my sanity.....YIKES!
  9. by   middleageNP
    Quote from BSNtobe2009
    Well, how many CLASSES is that. Some of the nursing courses at the school that I am starting in January are 8 hours for a single class.

    I wouldn't panic until you know more. There is no way that is 30 hours of traditional courses, b/c if it is (and I doubt it) , you would be doing yourself a favor by changing to a traditional program.
    30 hours are confirmed... I too thought it was a misprint.
  10. by   P_RN
    Good golly, I had a couple of semesters of 20 hours and about snatched myself bald-headed!
  11. by   Tweety
    Wow! That is indeed a lot. Hopefully some of those are clinical hours that eat up a lot of those credits. The accellerated programs here push 30 but I think are more mid-20's. Good luck!
  12. by   Dixiecup
    That's rediculous!! I don't think I could do 15 even if I didn't work!!!
  13. by   NRSKarenRN
    Did 15-17 credits in traditional BSN program per semester which allowed me to work past time.

    30 credits = eat, sleep, drink paper.
  14. by   BSNtobe2009
    Quote from heehee61
    There are 9 courses, broken up to 3 different intervals... 5 weeks,3 weeks,4 weeks, respectively. 4 classes the first interval, 3 the second and 2 classes for the last. I know people survived through it, I just hope I can.. I expect to lose my hair, skin, weight and probably my sanity.....YIKES!

    I don't have the option to chose another program, since all applications deadline for nearby schools are passed. DIfficult as it sounds, there were about 150-200 applicants. Only 12 are accepted. I should be happy I'm accepted???
    Ok, if it's broke up like that, I can see where it could work. Sounds like it's alot like taking a May term or Winter term at a college, but you are taking more than one class during that same interval.

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