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- Jun 24, '12 by kaydensmom01No sleep, No picking schedule. I had a little more sleep the second semester than the first. The first semester I actually had numerous 2-3 hour nightly sleeps, which was not due to procrastination, it was mainly from clinicals, drugs and care plans. I did not utilize studying in the car most of the time, but know several students that did, I could not concentrate long enough in the car while driving.
It does get easier when you get basic nursing skills down that you be using for the rest of your nursing career, but still notably less sleep.
- Jun 24, '12 by smoore2014I'm not a coffee drinker at all but it sounds like coffee may be my best friend when I start nursing school in August.
- Jun 24, '12 by QuarterLife88no and no, but I must say, the farther I get into the program the more sleep I get. Back in first semester I was a nervous nelly who would stay up til 2am stressing out over careplans I didn't know if I was doing correctly. My third semester ends tomorrow. I sleep almost as much now as I did before nursing school and my grades are fine if not better because I learned to chill out. But I also don't have kids or work so I have the time to sleep. YMMV
Still can't pick my schedule though. If I had it my way I'd be on all afternoons. Waking up at 5am is preposterous to me.
- Jun 24, '12 by JenniferaschDo I get to pick my schedule? Yes!
Sleep? What is that?! Lol.
Coffee, Mt Dew & Red Bull have become my new BFF's
- Jun 24, '12 by ♑ Capricorn ♑Quote from JonB04No and no. I forsee, both with be no.Did you guys get enough sleep while in NS. Also did you guys get to pick your schedule?
- Jun 24, '12 by ejm123I work, go to school and have a 4 year old. I function on four hours of sleep!
As far as schedule - only thing I got to choose was to do morning nursing class or evening classes. ( I chose evening) as far as times to be there and clinical
Hours I have no choice.
- Jun 24, '12 by KelRN215I got way more sleep in nursing school than I ever did while working as an inpatient nurse.
- Jun 25, '12 by NolliSleep depends on what is going on like tests or HESI or both and then how far my clinical site is from me. Average is 5-6 hours on early days and maybe 4 on super early days. As far as picking my schedule goes... ya I wish. All the classes I have to take for the next 2 years are essentially assigned to me at this point since there is usually only one section. If I get a choice it is usually something trivial like would I rather have nursing class A at 8 am and Nursing class B at 10 or vice versa? I still would have to get up at the same time and I still have the same profs on the same day.
- Jun 25, '12 by JonB04Adn programs are rough
- Jun 25, '12 by IndyElmerMy program is an accelerated 2nd degree BSN program. We don't get to choose anything. We aren't even allowed 1-2 days to make mutually agreeable trades for clinical or even lab times. (Friends in other accelerated and traditional programs are allowed to 1-2 days to make trades.)