Quote from Falon
Thanks for the responses.
I am fine with the time frame if it includes study hours...that's great! I wouldn't even mind staying in the school building until that time studying if that is what is needed to keep the cohort focused. What I was concerned about is that this woman was giving me the impression that those are actual class room hours....big difference as far as I am concerned.
ETA: I am not working now and don't intend to until I graduate so I do fully intend to dedicated most of my time to studying and attending class.
I'm in an accellerated program, and our classes on non-clinical days run from 8-3 or 4 most of the time. I usually end up studying till 10:30 or so, and I take a two hour break from 5-7 to eat, relax and get the dog out.
I try to look at school as a job, since I'm not working now. That means taking it seriously, and being willing to work longer hours when needed, which thankfully isn't every day. As you go along, I think you'll find that some weeks are easier
and you can take a little more time for yourself. The flip side also applies
and there are some days when I don't get more than 3 hours sleep. Not many, though.
Just like any other job, there is repetitive, basically useless paperwork to do (careplans, imho), people who take work to get along with, and good/bad days.
Overall though, I'm having a lot of fun, and it won't be that long before graduation....7 months and a few days.