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How long is your commute to nursing school?

  1. 0 I just want some insight on everyone else's experience.

    I live in the suburbs of Cleveland, and it takes me about 30-45 minutes to get to my lectures/clinical sights depending on traffic.
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  3. Visit  TheCommuter profile page
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    I'm not in nursing school any longer, but there's a reason behind my user name.

    My commute was 95 miles one-way (190 miles round trip) between late '04 and late '05 when I was attending a 12-month LVN program in southern California.

    My commute was 225 miles one-way (450 miles round trip) between early '09 and early '10 when I was attending an RN bridge program in central Oklahoma. I was living in North Texas at the time, but kept an apartment near the school in Oklahoma for the times when I wouldn't or couldn't return home.
  4. Visit  WorkingTowardsBSN profile page
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    45 min to an hour depending on traffic. And clinicals might be even further.
  5. Visit  Unique X profile page
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    Not to far < 10 minutes. I happened to live near the university :I
  6. Visit  macalania54 profile page
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    I live on campus, so it's about a 5-20 minute walk to my classes, depending on where they are.
    As for clinical, I start them this semester and I don't have my assignment yet, but of the main hospitals that the school uses, one's about 30 min away, and another is about 45 minutes away.
  7. Visit  trb76 profile page
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    About an hour and twenty, depending on traffic I won't know about clinicals until they get schedule, but they are all over, with the closest being about an hour away... With 3 kids at home, I look at it as much needed down time.
  8. Visit  ImKosher profile page
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    Quote from BlueChocolateCat
    I just want some insight on everyone else's experience.

    I live in the suburbs of Cleveland, and it takes me about 30-45 minutes to get to my lectures/clinical sights depending on traffic.
    I did have a 1 hour commute but decided to move closer to the school to save money. Nowadays you spend a lot of money on gas. Plus the rent was cheaper. All around it saved me money. I'm very happy the way it worked out.

    Oh, I have a 10 min drive to school now.
  9. Visit  Enthused RN profile page
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    For clinicals this semester, it took about 1 hour to get to one clinical and then 1 hour 30 minutes to get to the second one. Lectures were 5 minutes down the street but since I moved it's about 30 minutes away.
  10. Visit  ER(notso)n00b profile page
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    It takes me about 15 minutes to get to school. My closest clinical site is 10 minutes away and the furthest is 20 minutes. The university where I hope to get my BSN is only 5 minutes away. I'm so grateful I got into the program I'm in, otherwise my commute would be closer to an hour.
  11. Visit  alex1987 profile page
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    It takes me 45 min to get to college from where I live. Right now I was lucky and was asigned for clinicals to a hospital that is only 10 min away from home.. But for the next semesters I know I'll probaly have to commute an hour or more to get to my clinical sites.
  12. Visit  strawberryluv profile page
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    I commute <10 minutes from my apartment. The nearest clinical site is about a 2 minute drive from my nursing school and the other is only about 20 minute drive from my apartment.
  13. Visit  BlueChocolateCat profile page
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    I'm very envious of you guys with the <10 minute drives! But its nice to know that I'm not alone with my hour and a half in the car each day.
    KimberlyRN89 likes this.
  14. Visit  caliotter3 profile page
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    Mine was an hour and a half which I cut down to 45 minutes to an hour by driving as fast as the rest of the traffic. The commute wasn't a problem at first, but became more of a detriment as time went on. I discovered I could get the bus at about the halfway point and also could catch a commuter train there when they extended the line. I enjoyed both of these options for the relaxation time they provided.

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