How many credits?

  1. Just out of curiosity, what sort of hours do you put in for your nursing class and how many credits is the class worth?
    I have class M & T 4-6p (lecture), W 4-7p (lab), Th 8a-2:30p (clinical) and it's worth 7 credits...that seems like a full-time courseload to me, but what do I know?
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  3. by   Mkue
    I have classes or clinical all day during the week, 8 credits I think 8:30 -3:30 M-Th, and 6:30-3 on Friday.
  4. by   jdomep
    We have lecture & Labs T & Th from 5-9 Clinical once a week from 7-3 and ours is 7 credits. And yes I do think that is a FULL LOAD especially with the study time we put in...Next semester we get 9, then next year 12, & 13.... so since this 7 hours is tough I can't imagine what "fun" we'll have next year...
  5. by   emily_mom
    I have class from 8-12 MTW and then 200h of clinical to complete in the semester on ThF, and I have 9 credits. Next semester it's 8-2 MTW and 250h of clinical to complete. That's 9 credits also. I don't know how anyone could do it w/ not completing pre-req's first.....
  6. by   subec
    I have class on Mon. from 8-11, 1-3, and lab 3-6.
    Tues. class from 9-12, 1-3
    Wed. clinical from 1-7
    Fri. class from 9-11, lab from 1-4

    All this is worth 16 hours.
  7. by   Angella Walker
    I haven't started my clinicals yet but i can tell you that the PA students here at Marquette take at least 21 credits a semester, 18 in the summer. They are pretty much in school M-F from 8-5 during the preclinical year and have the same schedule their clinical year doing their rotations.

    Even when I start my clinicals we have to take 18 credits each semester but this does include the upper level Theology and Philosophy courses that are required due to it being a Jeusit university.
  8. by   Angella Walker
    I haven't started my clinicals yet but i can tell you that the PA students here at Marquette take at least 21 credits a semester, 18 in the summer. They are pretty much in school M-F from 8-5 during the preclinical year and have the same schedule their clinical year doing their rotations.

    Even when I start my clinicals we have to take 18 credits each semester but this does include the upper level Theology and Philosophy courses that are required due to it being a Jesuit university.
    Last edit by Angella Walker on Nov 8, '02
  9. by   MidwifeWannaB
    In my program that I start in the spring, I have class M-F from 8 till at least 12:30, some days till 2, then Fridays we have clinicals (first semester) from 6 am till around 4. All that is 15 hours. It would only be 12, but I'm taking Pharmacology next semester, too. We have to have at least 12 hours to qualify as full time students.

  10. by   memphispanda
    Here's my schedule:
    M 10:00-11:30, 1:00-4:00 (sometimes 4:30)
    T off (get patient assignment, write care plan)
    W 7:30-3:30 clinical
    T 7:30-11:30 clinical
    F 8:30-11:30, 1:00-2:30

    That's 13 hours.
  11. by   RNIAM
    Here is my scedule right now
    mon A&P lecture 12:30 to 1:45
    Tues nursing lecture 8 to 12:00 nursing lab 1 to 4pm
    wed A&P lecture same as Monday add A&P lab from 2 to 4:50
    then I have about two hours a week for Health and Nutrition
    When I get a few more minutes I'll write my next semester schedule which is worse, as I have A&P2 and Micro biology plus an 8 credit nursing course.
    I forgot to add my clinical on here as well. which is Thurday and Friday from 8-12
    Last edit by RN2be on Nov 12, '02
  12. by   StudentSandra
    4 1/2 hours lecture on Mondays
    3 hours lecture on Thursdays
    8 hour clinical on Tues or Wed
    15 hours of required computer time for the semester

    10 credit hours for the class
  13. by   Peeps Mcarthur
    In the course outline for NUR101 it was laid out for us before the first day.
    The way it was figured was to allot a certain number of hours per task, per week.

    My course recommends 60 hours a week devoted to study.

    There are computer programs, videos, audio tapes, lab evaluations, papers to write, separate clinical assignments, and oh yes, exams that require a 75 to test out of.

    All that, and I was stupid enough to put off a psych class trying to find a program that didn't require it, or decide on another career path that didn't.

    Oh well, ten credits sure seems like 20!
  14. by   CJStudent
    Am I in the wrong program?

    One regular class (like Pediatrics) meets for 3 hours of lecture a week, and then clinical for 8 hours the same week. This equals 5 credits. This is for one class. We take two of these 5 credit classes at the same time, in addition to two regular (dumb, meaningless) classes that are 3 credits each. This is a total of 16 hours.

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