obtaining a bsn?

  1. is getting a nursing degree (bsn) a hard task? when i go to college to get my bachelors, will i have to study and read alot? will there be time for partying and a social life?
  2. 10 Comments

  3. by   notthereyet0
    Uh-h-h, are you being serious, are sarcastic? I have a final in Adults in 2 days, been studying all weekend, studying tomorrow and probably will still get a B or C on it...no life outside of school.
  4. by   chrisciwi
    THIS IS HILARIOUS!!! You are going to be studying you butt off and it still wont be enough. there is no social life, your going to be studying, going to class, going to clinicals, studying and maybe get some sleep. But i have seen a few people who have a really good memory, be able to have some sort of social life, but don't count on it.....But well worth it in the end!
  5. by   ohmeowzer RN
    ooh you'll have lots of time to party and it will be sooo easy you'll won't even have to study !!.... NOT !!!! ... lol....
  6. by   pinkiepie_RN
    *shrugs* If you looked at the facebook pages of over half of my classmates, you'd think all they did was drink and party...but somehow they made it through and put in the time. If you mix in some easy classes during your 2 years of pre-reqs, you might have time, but I wouldn't count on it. Who goes to college to party or drink anymore? But hey, people work full-time or have kids, so why not take partying so seriously in undergrad that it's as important as getting a degree? If it could work for Van Wilder...you never know!

  7. by   JBGC4
    Well, I'll cut you some slack since I see from another post, you are still in High School. I have to give you props for evening thinking of College b/c when I was in High School forever ago, I was thinking I was going to live off my generous parents forever.

    I have had friends that went straight from HS to a BSN program. They weren't big party goers or drinkers. Not to say you didn't see them from time to time. I can't imagine that they were "typical" college partygoers. Maybe once in awhile, but grades always came first. They were both more "steady boyfriend" types, and they are both genius's. (ms?) They are the kind of students that never got B's, even when they tried for them, lol. They can just absorb information.

    You need to think if this is really for you. If you feel like you are undecided and maybe not mature, and I don't mean this in a degrading way, enough to go thro a BSN program after HS, look into other options. Maybe, you are like me, when I was graduating HS. Knew at some point I wanted to do something, but worked and studied general courses, eg: psych, etc. at a community college.

    BTW- I'm from the stl area if you are interested in any part of that midwest.

    Good Luck-
  8. by   MystyqueOne
    Quote from sleepyhead4
    is getting a nursing degree (bsn) a hard task? when i go to college to get my bachelors, will i have to study and read alot? will there be time for partying and a social life?

    Are you kidding???? If this is the type of attitude that you have towards achieving a BSN, I would advise you to just stay home and don't waste the instructors times (or your money).

    YES it's a TON of reading!

    YES you will lose ANY and ALL social life and/or partying!

    Maybe this isn't the career for you....
  9. by   ErinJane
    I can swing one night a weekend out at the bars with friends (unless I have an exam the next week). But I am also 22, and have no children/husband. Also, I meet up with friends for lunches sometimes just to keep in touch.

    You can work in a social life, it will just be alot less "social" than most of your peers.
  10. by   Prettyladie
    I agree with ErinJane. People have different study abilities. Some peopl are able to put in less study time, and have a social life, others only have the studying ability to where they can never have a social life, and yes that means NO partying. I can say that nursing will be difficult, a lot less difficult than say somebody who is a history major, no offense. I partied and went out during my prereqs and did fine, I don't know how that will work in actual nursing school as for now I'm a mother, and nursing school is no joke. And plus after your freshman year, clubs, and partying gets old. You learn to mature, and realize that things are better other than drinking and partying. But I guess it would just depend on how you grasp your information. And ps. it is a LOT of reading.
  11. by   NeoNurseTX
    It is HARD, but you can definitely still have a life and be a nursing student. I graduated top of my class and my roomie and I hosted parties and went out a LOT. Some students were unable to balance a social life and school though. Depends on your learning style.
  12. by   CrazyCatLadyRN
    party while you can in your first 2 years of pre-reqs....just always leave time to study. I only let myself do one night of partying on the weekends, normally friday, so by saturday night I could be studying and then all say sunday. It worked for me. Freshmen year classes are really easy. It's when you take A+P 1 and 2 and micro that all you'll be doing is studying. It's worked for me, I got into the nursing program at my university and start in the fall. It was a lot of work and studying but I also enjoyed y first two years of college too. I expect the partyin to pretty much stop though once august hits though!! yay nursing school!