How long is your commute?? - page 2

Hello everyone, I am just wondering how long everyone's commute to school is? I got accepted (finally) into an RN program but its further away then i would like. I just want to see how far... Read More

  1. by   abundantjoy07
    my commute to school is about 2 minutes.
    Clinical sites vary...but none is more than a 25 minute drive away.
  2. by   jsu102
    1 hr 30 minutes
  3. by   JenMarie82
    Campus: 1 hour each way

    Clinicals: still haven't gotten our placements but could be up to 2 hours from what I've heard
  4. by   sacrdhazel
    Quote from moongirl
    no job. Hubby, 3 kids. Leave 2 hours before class is to start, he gets kids ready for school. Most times I am up at 4:30 am.

    Organization!!!!!!!!! and I stated in another post, I am a crammer, I study the 3 days before the test (about 5 hours each day) and do well. Grocery shop once per week, make a menu out first. Mid week I stop for bread and milk

    Clean the house 2 days during the week, vacuum, mop, dust, bathroom. do a load of laundry each day so it does not pile up

    Homework I do after the kids go to bed, or right when I get home from class and before they walk in the door. I also volunteer 4 hours per week at their elementary school as a teachers aide! I only watch 2 hours of TV per week, Greys Anatomy and Medium.

    it can be done!!!!!!!! and yes, I am tired!

    and when semester ends I am going to get soooo slammingly drunk and sleep for like 3 days!
    ROFL! Take me with you! I travel 40 miles to school with my twin 2 year olds (they go to the day care on campus) and 40 miles home.. without traffic its 45 min.

    Then for clinical.. I drive 70 miles (hour and 15 min) there and then 30 mile back to pick up the girls from day care then another 40 miles back to the house.

    I work 2 jobs (from home but it requires me to sit in front of the computer) and I cook, sometimes clean :imbar, and do the overall studying and what not. So I understand your pain. Ill get drunk for you if you cant!
  5. by   moongirl
    Quote from sacrdhazel
    Ill get drunk for you if you cant!
    no freakin way. I am going to enjoy each and every margarita and lick the bottom of the glass. I graduate in May !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  6. by   bleu_3
    Hello!!!

    65 miles one way/ 1 hour. School starts at 9am. Clinical at 6:30am.
  7. by   donsterRN
    Right now, it's half hour one way. That'll change in the fall with a new clinical site; then it'll be 15 minutes.
  8. by   MCPHSkel
    2 miles.

    What school in MA are you looking to attend? Some people in my program commute about 1.5 hours each way.
  9. by   FutureLatinaRN
    Brockton School of Nursing....and I live near Worcester...its a long way...
  10. by   Achoo!
    campus 20 minutes one way- clinical, an hour.
  11. by   sddlnscp
    Ibelis27, you can do it. I get up at 0530 every morning so I can leave the house at 0615 (yes, I have learned to do most of my prepping before I go to bed so I can get every extra minute of sleep possible). I drop off the kids (a 2-year-old almost and a 4-year-old) at the sitter's and then drive 30 minutes to work (on good days - we are in that part of Colorado that's been on the news, so sometimes it takes waaaaay longer depending on the roads). I work until 4:30 p.m. and then I leave and drive straight to the college on Tuesday/Thursday evenings, it takes me an hour and a half and I get there right when class starts at 6:00, then I am in class until 10:00 and I have a little over an hour's drive to get home, so I am usually home on those nights at 11:15. I work full-time, so I have to be in the office by 6:45 every M-F, we have class Tues & Thurs nights and then we have labs/clinicals every other weekend both Saturday & Sunday. So far my clinical sights have ranged from an hour to two hours away (one way).

    It is very hard, but you can do it. Your body kinda re-programs itself to the schedule. On my non-school days (M,W,F) I study since that is about the only time I have. I have a great husband who does all the cooking. So I will study while the kids play in the same room. I study on lunch breaks and while I eat supper and any time I get.

    Organization and dedication are the two things that will get you through, regardless of the obstacles.
  12. by   FutureLatinaRN
    Sddlnscp,

    Thank you so much for the words of encouragement. It makes me feel a lot better seeing that there are others out there doing the same. Good for you being able to work and still go through school and you work FT!!! Seriously really inspiring for me......
  13. by   sddlnscp
    Quote from Ibelis27
    Sddlnscp,

    Thank you so much for the words of encouragement. It makes me feel a lot better seeing that there are others out there doing the same. Good for you being able to work and still go through school and you work FT!!! Seriously really inspiring for me......
    No problem. Best of luck to you. It is so worth it, even with the sacrifices we have to make. I absolutely love nursing school and I cannot wait until I am done. Besides that, when I am finished and just have the one job as a nurse, it's going to feel like a huge break - I won't know what to do with all my extra time - LOL! It's a good thing too, because I am thinking of working in an area where I will have to commute an hour and a half each way, but I should be completely used to that by then anyway.

    Let us know what you decide.

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