Quote from pmabraham
When I was interviewing for the school to which I applied, they gave a base line recommendation of "]The average is that for ever 3 credit course you want to allow for 12 to 15 hours per week as study time."
I took that as a break down based on credit hours... so...
]1 credit course - 4 to 5 hours per week
]2 credit course - 8 to 10 hours per week
]3 credit course - 12 to 15 hours per week
]4 credit course - 16 to 20 hours per week
]5 credit course - 20 to 25 hours per week
]7 credit course - 28 to 35 hours per week
This is a good breakdown but not always true. I study more for a 9 credit hour nursing semester than I did for my 18 credit hour prereq semester.
With that being said, I probably study too little. I am one of those procrastinators who waits until the week of the exam and crams. I am trying to study a little each week, but I have nursing school, an honors contract, and a family to take care of as well as a whole bunch of volunteer stuff. It just seems to be the last thing to get done.
Luckily, I'm still doing really well in the program. I have a test Friday and actually managed to study for about 3 hours yesterday, will study about half the day today and hopefully, a little on Thursday. I do have 12 hour clinicals on Thursday and a skills checkoff today, so we'll see how that all goes.