Just curious, does your school offer an evening or part time option?

  1. I am having to go the next county over to find a part time evening ADN program, but have found that there are very few schools that actually offer this option. I am just curious to see how many schools offer a part time option.

    Teresa
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  2. 8 Comments

  3. by   subec
    The school I attend offers a semi part time program---you go part time for the first two semesters, and then full time for the last three.
  4. by   meownsmile
    My ADN program offers a evening class, but they only will let students who did the full 1st year in that one. No bridge students and no transfers. They dont offer part-time in the nursing program at all.
  5. by   tonicareer
    My school does but classes start at 2 pm so I'm not sure its really evening. Also some clinicals must be taken during the day. So I don't know why they call it an evening program.
  6. by   LuvaNurse04
    My school does offer an evening program. You must complete all prerequisites before being accepted into the clinical (nursing courses only) portion. Classes are twice a week from 5:45-9:15pm and clinicals are Saturdays from 8:00am-3:45pm.
  7. by   hobbes
    Unfortunately mine, Georgia State University, does not. I attended a nursing info session last week and one of the points they made sure everybody understood was they have very little flexibility with scheduling particularly as it relates to clinicals. While I'm doing prereqs I this is not a problem, but come clinicals I'm going to have to figure something out because I need to be able to work right now.
  8. by   colleen10
    Hi Teresa,

    Yes, my school offers an "Evening/Weekend" option. It is a large Community College. Pre, co-requisites and nursing classes are offered in the evenings during the week. Most start around 5:30 or 6:00PM and your clinicals can be performed on Saturdays all day, say from 7:00AM to 3 or 4 PM.

    The thing that I like most about this program is that you can finish your pre and co-req's before you start your clinicals so that when it comes time to do your nursing classes that is the only thing you have to concentrate on. It is still pretty tough, though. The still advise that you not try to work a full time job, etc. while in the program and you still have to finish clinicals in a 2 year period. Also, Nursing classes are not offered in the summer or during intersessions. Only during the spring and fall semesters. Most pre and co-req's. though are offered year round.

    When I was looking at Nursing programs this was the only school that I found that offered this option. Most of you Universities and colleges have a more traditional approach so I don't think you would find many programs like the one I am in.

    Good luck!
    Col
  9. by   dianacs
    Yes, mine does. It is a BSN program designed for working adults. However, for two or three semesters (out of 7 total) the clinicals will be on a weekday (only one day per week). These are the community health and the senior practicum clinicals. I wonder what the people with the standard 8-5 jobs will do at that point--how can you take off one whole day of work every week for 16 weeks at a time? And I'm wondering what to do about childcare...Anyway, there are at least 2 ADN schools in my area offering a part-time/evening/weekend option. I want to say that there is another BSN school offering night classes, but I'm not 100% sure on that one. My area has a lot of options as far as nursing school goes.
  10. by   Lausana
    No, but there are a lot of afternoon/evening options for clinicals-that's a lifesaver or I don't know how I'd get there! I believe that the LPN program in town does have evening classes/clinicals-that is a wonderful option. A couple other schools have started special nights/weekend programs but those are geared towards business. Eventually they'll catch on!

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