How long is your commute?

  1. I was just accepted into a wonderful program which will give me the BSN by June, 2005, but the commute to the university is FAR! The clinicals will be at hospitals near me, but I'm wondering how I'll survive the trip. How long is your commute?
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  2. Poll: How long is your commute to school?

    • 10 minutes

      24.71% 21
    • 25 minutes

      27.06% 23
    • 45 minutes

      20.00% 17
    • 1 hour

      16.47% 14
    • 1 1/2 hours

      8.24% 7
    • 2 hours

      3.53% 3
    85 Votes
  3. 30 Comments

  4. by   PennyLane
    I'm starting a BSN program in the fall. Out of both schools I applied to, both are an 10-minute drive. I plan on taking the light rail, however, since parking around there is tough. Not to mention rush-hour traffic.

    How far is your commute--are you the one hour person I see here?
  5. by   KristinWW
    Yep, that would be me with the one hour - fun, huh?
  6. by   essarge
    While my school is only 5 minutes away, our clinicals are close to an hour away.....long drive to get there at 0630!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  7. by   NurseDianne
    We ride share, actually our trip is around 30 mins one way. 2 other LPN's that I work with are also in the same bridge program. So we take turns driving every week. It makes that LONG drive, and LONG day seem better. Try to find someone to ride with.
  8. by   Nurse2bSandy
    My daily trip will be the most gorgeous 20 minutes of my day. The view on the way to the campus is absolutely breathtaking... I hope that I never get used to it.
  9. by   moni rn
    to school & clinicals: approx. 20 minutes
    to work: 5-7 minutes
  10. by   northwest20
    2 lovely hours here
  11. by   KristinWW
    Sandy: What part of Hawaii? I remember the Kaanapali Beach drive all too well. In fact, every part of Hawaii was gorgeous!

    Northwest: Wow, how often are you in class per week? I know several people who commuted two hours each way for work.
  12. by   CseMgr1
    From where I live, I have to drive 45 minutes to get to the train station, then ride another 30-40 minutes, to get to my job. I live in the southern suburbs, and all the decent paying jobs are in the northern part of the City. There's even talk that my present employer may be moving further north...and away from the rapid rail lines. If that happens...well, I guess I'll have to pack up my house and move it up there
  13. by   maire
    Roughly 20 minutes to get to school. First semester clinicals were 45-60 mins away, second semester clinicals are 20-30 minutes away. I'm happier this semester, needless to say.
  14. by   kwagner_51
    I live about 4 blocks from campus. We have lousy luck with cars so I wanted to be close. I walked to classes every day for the Fall semester. My clinicals are on the other side of town about 2 miles. If I have to, I can walk or ride my daughter's bike. I have clinical on Mondays from 8.00am to 11.30am. I have lecture on Tuesday and Thursday from 8.00am to 10.30 am On Wednesday I have lab on campus from 8.00am to 12.50pm I don't have classes on Friday.


    My kids [4] catch the bus between 7.30-7.35am. My daughter doesn't have her license yet because she blew off her freshman yr. She will be 17 in Aug. My 12 yr. old has severe dyslexia and is only in the 5th grade. My 11 yr. old is also in the 5th grade and doing well. My 8 y/o is in 3rd. grade and has a reading level on 1st grade 8th month. They all start in new schools in the Fall of 2003, so there will be some MAJOR adjusting to get used to. I have been a SAHM for 17yrs. My husband and kids support me, but they also want me HOME!

    Thanks for listening!


    In His Grace,

    Karen
  15. by   maeyken
    I live 3 blocks from campus, and my clinical placements were actually on campus last year (yay for university hospitals!), so my "commute" was a 5min walk. We'll see how far away my placements are in the fall... I've got my fingers crossed!

    ~ mae

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