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  1. Whats The Farthest You Would Drive For A Nursing Program? Whats The Farthest You Have Driven For School?
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  2. 16 Comments

  3. by   southernbelle08
    I drive about 50 minutes each way and that would probably be the most I would drive. Sometimes it's the worst part of my day, lol.
  4. by   nurz2be
    Quote from shalamar
    Whats The Farthest You Would Drive For A Nursing Program? Whats The Farthest You Have Driven For School?

    There is a girl in my class that drives almost 95 miles one-way to school EVERYDAY. I drive 10.....ooopps
  5. by   Jules A
    I drove 80 miles each way and enjoyed it in an odd way. It was a couple of hours a day where I just listened to the radio, checked out the scenery and relaxed.
  6. by   Multicollinearity
    My commute to nursing school will be about one hour each way in work traffic and 30-40 minutes during non-peak hours. I'm actually quite zen about driving. I don't get upset with crazy drivers, and I like the time to listen to music and relax.
  7. by   happydays352
    I drive 30min-1 hour in really bad traffic. It can be annoying because when it snows I can't get to school but they dont' always close the campus. Otherwise I actually enjoy it just listening to NPR or some good music.
  8. by   2bLPN_Tiff
    I drive 50 miles one way. There's a Nursing school about 10 minutes from my house but I would have to wait until August 2008 to get in. I'm lucky I found someone in class to carpool with.
  9. by   SuesquatchRN
    70 miles each way on mountain roads. Close to two hours each way.
  10. by   MB37
    I drive about 15 miles, but in city traffic so it's 25-45 minutes. Figure in parking and walking to class, and I leave almost an hour before class. Getting home is shorter, as long as I time it around rush hour. I'm not sure I could spend any longer in the car than I already have to - I absolutely HATE driving, traffic, and the waste of my time that it takes. Outside of travel back and forth to work (if I'm working), school, and clinical, I put about 10 miles a week on my car.
  11. by   BeccaznRN
    I commuted about 110 miles round-trip to my nursing program/clinical sites. It would generally take 45-60 minutes to get to school/home (all freeway with virtually no major traffic issues). I don't think I would have commuted much more than that - it was NOT fun, especially after a particularly late study session or a hard day at clinical.

    I drive a whopping 16 miles to work now, and it's the BOMB!
  12. by   puppylover81
    Hey Commuters!

    Here's what I do on my 70 mile ride to school....(when i'm not playing with the radio)
    I take my digital recorder, burn my lectures (or just recordings of myself reciting notes) to CD and then study while I drive!
    Helps me learn because I need to hear things a few times before they sink in.
  13. by   fmrnicumom
    I drive about an hour each way, not including parking and walking to class. It's longer if there is construction, traffic, or bad weather. It can be 2 hours or more if it is snowing or icy. I have several options as far as school, but all are an hour or more away, so I accepted that before I even took my first prerequisite. I usually listen to music and relax, but lately have started listening to recorded lecture on my drive.

    Tiffany
  14. by   StudentNurseAbby
    Luckily, my school is right up the street. On Thursdays and Fridays, I drive 30 minutes to clinicals. It's difficult for me because I have to leave the house at 5:45am. lol

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