Are you a commuter or live on campus?

  1. From reading the posts here... i would assume that most of you are commuters, in that many of you have kids or husbands (or wives!) But some of you i just don't know about. I commute about 20 miles each way to my college...i live with my parents...can't afford to move out till after i get that RN degree...then i'll be raking in the dough! what about the rest of you? what's your situation?
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  2. 9 Comments

  3. by   moni rn
    Commuter here!

    I have a husband and 2 "fur" babies that I have to take care of! Or should I just say 3 babies!
  4. by   NurzofFaith
    I have a 10 minute drive to the college from home, but our clinicals sites are as close as 20 minutes and as far away as an hour commute.

    We do a lot of carpooling!
    Channa
  5. by   AgidaeRN
    Well guys,

    I will be just across the road from the university. Am I lucky? I will be living with my two year old daughter while attending campus.
  6. by   AppyHorseFan
    I am a commuter, since I have 2 small children. I too live with my parents until I get a job and start raking in the dough. Yeah, right!! I live in a rural area...and the only raking that goes on around here is the leaves that fall off the trees...LOL. Well, anyway, I will be commuting to a branch of a local community college. The commute to my nursing classes is 40 miles one-way. But with the increased speed limits, only takes about 45 minutes. We will be having clinicals in different towns of the area, some may be as close as 10-12 miles or 15-20 minutes...while others may be as far away as an hour and a half drive. Several of us have already discussed the far off clinicals and have decided that if several of us are at the same site at the same time, we'll just get a room and spend the night. I'm the only one with young children and my parents are supportive and will watch the kids while I do this. Besides, with the price of gas these days, it will probably be cheaper. I know it'll certainly be less road-time.
  7. by   BrandyBSN
    I live a mile from the University in my own apartment. My fiance just graduated from WIU in Illinois, and has moved to missouri to live with me. For the last 3 years I have been driving the 3 hours to see him every weekend, so it will be nice to not have to drive to see him any more I always drive to campus. Not too bad.


    Clinicals can be up to 70 miles one way though, which is not nearly as nice.

    Brandy
  8. by   Wyldeflower
    I have a husband and a 10 yr old. My college is like 2 streets away from me, so I could walk if I have to thankfully because my car isn't very reliable.
  9. by   tsgarman
    Well, I have all of you beat! I will be driving 1 1/2 hours almost everyday to school and another 30 minutes on top of that to clinicals. That's not all I have a family to take care of. The wonderful thing about it, is that they are very supportive. I hope you all have the same.
  10. by   KristaB
    I'm also a commuter. Three kids, husband, dog and a cat here.

    My college is only about 2 miles away, so the commute is not bad at all. The farthest clinical site from me is only about 10 miles or so, so I count myself lucky that I won't be doing the driving that some of you will be doing!

    Krista
  11. by   essarge
    I live about 15 miles from campus. I usually stay all day since we formed a study group for A&P II (finals on Friday!!! Whoohoo!!).

    Our clinicals range from locally (20 minutes from my house) to over an hour away. They also offer some clinicals at John's Hopkin's for seniors and that is about 2 hours away, but it's optional. I would really like to go there for at least a few clinicals for the experience!!

    Right now my brain is pretty fried, so sleeping continuously for the next three weeks until fall semester starts seems like a viable option!

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