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- by Lovely_RN May 20, '07I am currently in the first year of a two year 1-1 program. Basically the way my program works is that we do LPN the first year while simultaneously taking the pre-reqs for the RN. We graduate in December and then come back in Sept for the RN year.
I already have a B.A and I was thinking about jumping ship after the first year in order to get my BSN from an accelerated program. The reason I didn't try for the accelerated program in the first place is because I didn't have all my pre-reqs completed and it would have taken the same amount of time to do the pre-reqs as it is taking me to get my LPN. I figure at the very least I can work pier diem as an LPN while I am completing my RN. Anyhow I am looking at a school that is about 1 hour and 15 minutes away by car. I am sure with traffic being what it is in my area that it could be 90 minutes easy.
How far do you commute to school? If you do commute a long distance what toll does this take on you? Do you have the energy to do what needs to be done?
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- May 20, '07 by Pumpkin1621Right now my commute is around 45 minutes, which isn't bad at all. What is bad is that I have to do that commute 4 times a day! I do this four times a day because my schedule totally blows! I go to school for one class in the morning and one class at night 4 days a week. I will never (if I can help it) have a split schedule like that again. Doing one round trip a day isn't bad though. I have recorded lectures so that I could listen to them in the car, but I never do. I enjoy the peace and quiet of the car ride, and the last thing I want to do is listen to lecture.
After I finish my prereqs I will also have the hour long commute but that is where I draw the line.
Both of my parents make an hour and a half commute to work everyday but they take the train/metro so it isn't as tough, but it is still hard on them. My mom sleeps on the train heh.
- May 20, '07 by SuesquatchRNHeh. It was 70 miles over mountain roads each way.
- May 20, '07 by kas1965When I was looking into nursing schools after being turned down once, I looked into anything within 100 miles of my home. Thankfully I only drive 30
- May 20, '07 by winterluv10523The drive is about 1-hour away without out traffic, about 1hr 30mins with traffic. The state I live in is small so the few colleges we have here have a waiting list that is about 2 to 3yrs long for any program LPN, RN or BSN. I applied to the next state over and got in with no waiting. I want to hurry up get my degree and start working, I'm tired of school. I can't wait until I'm able to come home and not have to worry about reading, studying and falling asleep with my face buried in a book. Just sit back relax and watch a movie.
- May 20, '07 by Rme4lifeguess its nice to know i was not alone. i drove 70 miles one way and had to make the trip about 4x a week (sometimes was 5). did this for 2 years and just graduated a week ago. i think driving is relaxing, so most of the time it was nice. my drive was all interstate driving though. was a strain on our finances with gas being so high.
- May 20, '07 by donsterRNMy commute isn't bad at all. Just a bit over half an hour each way, 3x/wk.
- May 20, '07 by AdobeRNI traveled about an hour each way 4 days a week.
- May 21, '07 by kmarie724I drive about 30 miles each way 2-3x per week. I don't mind it too much. I use my commute time as a time to relax a little bit. I bring my iPod along and listen to my favorite songs. I leave home with plently of time before class starts so I don't have to stress about being late if traffic is bad. Usually, I get there way early and have some time to study before class.
- May 21, '07 by puggymaeI had to drive 120 miles one way to an extended campus for a night class!
Luckily the next semester the students at that campus had to drive to my home campus for the night class.