I'm starting school in September, and at my interview, the Director said i should plan on studying 2 hours for every hour I spend in class.
Just wondering if this is the norm for most of you. It seems like alot! So....
How much time do YOU spend studying each week?
How much time do you spend studying for just nursing classes?
How much time do you spend studying for non-nursing classes?
Feb 14, '04
I don't think you can do this just by logging hours. It depends upon too many variables. For one thing, you either learn the material in so many hours, or you don't. You can't just say: "Ok, X amount of hours are up, I'll stop this now." Or, at least I can't. I stop when I know I've learned and covered what I need to do for the day.
Study time depends on a lot of things. If you want A's, obviously you're going to have to study more. If you're OK with C's, you can study less. I easily study 30-40 hours a week, especially on testing weeks, but I have a tough course load and I like to get A's.
I find I have to study a lot in the beginning of the semester but, as I get a handle on what the teacher wants, it gradually takes less time. Some teachers want you to know everything, including every detail in textbook reading and lecture. Other teachers want you to focus just on lecture. Also, general education courses are usually easier than science or nursing courses. Consequently, one course may take a lot more study time than another course.
There are lots of factors and variables that can make big differences in study time. I think it's different for every individual and different for every course.
Last edit by Sheri257 on Feb 14, '04
Feb 14, '04
Pretty much everything I do in a day is school related. Either driving, studying, stressing when I can't study, heck, I even dream about nursing school most nights - and I am not kidding!
I am taking 14 1/4 credit hours. If I only spend 40 hours per week outside of class time on my school work then I am behind in my studies. Bring pictures of your family to school with you so you don't forget what they look like. Put a picture of yourself on your pillow so your mate doesn't forget what you look like - you'll do fine.
The good news - remember the slogan for the Peace Corps? "It's the toughest job you'll ever love" - it applies to nursing school too.
Last edit by Alexander on Feb 14, '04