Evening program

  1. Hello everyone!
    Has anyone heard of any of the ADN programs offering evening nursing programs? I had heard that Butler County was going to start one but that has been awhile and I haven't heard anything since. That would sure make it easier on the returning older college students with children. I have heard that alot of colleges was going to have to start offering this due to the shortages.
    Just wondering!

    Amy
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  2. 11 Comments

  3. by   manna
    I've heard of evening/weekend nursing programs before, but haven't ever put any solid research into it (there are none in my area).
  4. by   purplemania
    I was graduated from a night program in Memphis, TN. Not sure if it is still available as I moved. We had class Tues/Thurs night from 5-8 pm and clinicals on Sat. 6-6. I got to keep my day job but every weekend was spent studying. Worked for me.
  5. by   fnimat1
    Hi Amy,
    Although I'm in New Jersey, I have heard of many schools starting to offer evening/weekend programs. My CC just started one this semester. I was givent the choice of joining the evening/weekend program but I decided that it wasn't for me. Although I have 4 children (9,7, 3,14 mths.) it would be extremely hard to study in the day with my 3 & 14 mth olds at home...so I opted for the day program in Sept. 2004. But I do think it's a wonderful alternative to the day program...we have so many responsibilities as parents/guardians.

    Fatima
  6. by   damode
    hi fatima,
    what school do you attend that has the evening/weekend program? i do reside in new jersey too.

    thanks
  7. by   nurse1day
    I attend an evening weekend program here in Maryland. The first semester we attend class two days a week and have clinicals every other saturday and sunday and the second year we have class on Thursday evening 4:30- 9pm. and Clinical every Monday and Tuesday evening from 5:30 to 11:30.
    There are quite a few programs here in Maryland that offer this option.

    Hope this helps
  8. by   colleen10
    I attend an Evening/Weekend Program at a CC. First semester I went to lab/class one night a week for 4 hours, then had clinical on Saturdays from 7AM to 3PM. This semester is my second and we have lab/class one night a week for 1 hour and still have clinical on Saturdays from 7A to 3P.

    Next year we will still have lab/class one night a week and then have clinical on Saturday and Sundays from 7A to 3P.

    I should also mention that rather than go to class lecture in the evenings I download notes and readings from the internet and then sign up to go take my exams on campus.

    If I wanted to I would have the option of going to campus for Lab/class and then going again for lecture and have clinical on top of it all on the weekends.
  9. by   RedSox33RN
    There are quite a few evening programs in NH, but evening is sort of misleading, since they start right after the day programs end, at 3:30 or 4pm. More like afternoon and evening, instead of evening. I think it still makes it hard for people that work during the day. That's why a lot recommend you have every pre-req done, then just apply to evening programs for the nursing courses.
  10. by   maire
    I attend the evening program at my CC also. The year I started, they did something new and offered day clinicals, so I took that choice, but my lectures and labs have always been in the evenings and there are evening clinicals. "Evening" being after 4pm.
  11. by   Achoo!
    They just started one this year to ease up on the waiting list.
  12. by   KimRN03
    I just graduated in December from an evening ADN program. Although the nursing part of the program is 2 years, it is HIGHLY recommended that you have all the pre-req's done before you enter the program. I had all my pre-req's done, so total it took me 3 years, although I never carried more then 9 credits. I worked full time the first year of the program, then I had to cut back to 16 hours/week the second year of the program. It was an intense program. Classes Mondays 6-8, Tuesdays & Thursdays 6-10 and clinicals every other Sat/Sun from 6:00-3:30. The last semester we only had class on Mondays and clinicals every other Tuesday/Thursday 2:00-10:30 and every other Sat/Sun 6:00-3:30. It was an ok program, lots of clinical time. The last semester to me was the hardest with all the clinical focus and TONS of papers. Worthwhile though, I'm now a RN, so I guess they prepared me!
  13. by   CarVsTree
    I attend an E/W program at Northampton CC in PA. We attend Class on M/W 5-7p. My lab is on Wednesdays from 7-10.
    Clinicals are every other Sat/Sun 7-3. My school offers the E/W program every other year.

    Works out great! Wouldn't be able to do a day program, I don't think.
    what school do you attend that has the evening/weekend program? i do reside in new jersey too.
    Warren County Community College has an E/W program starting in Fall '04. They will not offer it every year. I think every other.

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