Tell Me About Your Study Space. - page 2

Hi there! I'm pretty new to the site, and will be starting NS in August. (Holy sheep! That's only 2 months away!:eek:) I want to know about your study spaces. What works for you? Do you have a... Read More

  1. by   FLDoula
    I have a dedicated office the past 2 years of pre-reqs and will use that. It has my desk, 24" monitor, printer, rolling laptop table, filing cabinet,my apple keyboard, mouse, computer speakers, office supplies, dual lamp, book shelves, a comfy chair...and even a twin bed. (3 of my 4 kids are out on their own so we also have a dedicated exercise room) All of my "birthy" stuff; childbirth education and breastfeeding educator stuff is in there also. My husband works at home and he turned our unused dining room into his office. (our ancient 12 person dining room table was chain sawed and hauled Important for me is to have a door to shut..when it's shut everyone knows to leave me alone unless someone is dying or bleeding bad.

    I like changes of scenery so for the change I go to the library, Panera, or Starbucks.
  2. by   cparks
    I have a corner of my master bedroom with a desk big enough for my computer and my lap top... all my books and everything I need.. HOWEVER, I can not study at home to save my life! My kids are distracting and if I am at home my husband completly forgets how to feed, change, care for the kids and I get interupted non stop.. So I head to Dennys! which works out great cause now they know me and know Im there to study, I get a corner booth and get waited on hand and foot (so nice)!!!!
  3. by   Trenia

    I can study pretty well with distractions
  4. by   Despareux
    I study on my couch or at my computer with the television blaring and the kids bouncing off the walls. Even though they're inches or just a few feet away from me, I hardly ever hear them or the television.
  5. by   KatieJ91
    I have a small corner is my house that is close to where my husband spends most of his time so that I can still be within talking distance from him I bought one of those travel tables from Costco that is 4ft with legs that pop out because i couldn't find anything that would really fit my laptop and multiple books open. Then I made a hanging paper organizer that is a wood frame with chicken wire behind it. You use paper clips to clip anything you want to it! I have my ID hanging, business cards, post its. Then I have a labeled organizer for all of my pens, pencils, highlighters, index cards, etc. I also have a big plastic organizer with 3 drawers for extra folders, loose leaf paper, and the bigger items. I am in the process of finding a book shelf to store all of my books! I have a cute little corner all to myself that I can quietly study in!
  6. by   Pneumothorax
    I have an office thats in a cozy back room of the house all aromatherapeutic, beach decor..very relaxing...

    no tv, just music.

    if i have a quick lil bitty bit of hw to do ill sit infront of the tv on the couch and knock it out
  7. by   That Guy
    Quote from Trenia

    I can study pretty well with distractions
    I love the tiny CRT next to the LCD's ha ha. All you need to do is hook up a SNES to that for some nostalgia. I have my 360 hooked up to my tv in my office for the occasional distraction too.
  8. by   MN-Nurse
    I lived alone most of nursing school and I couldn't study at home. I found coffee shops with internet access and late hours and did my work there.

    Even when one of my classmates - and primary study partner - moved into my house, we rarely studied at home.
  9. by   MrAllenU
    My current study space is the dining room table . It isn't all that bad except for the hanging of my head while reading my texts (even with a binder to prop up the book) and the stiff chair. My butt needs a more comfy chair haha I'm skin and bones.

    My best studying occurs at the library-no son, no old lady, just my material.
  10. by   metabolicfrolic
    I took over my husband's desk! (This is but one of the many things he has sacrificed so I can go to school full-time!) Not only is his desk bigger, his computer monitor is too, which is so much better than using my tiny netbook for practice NCLEX questions. I also pretty much took over the front room in our house. Sometimes I switch spots and study at the kitchen table. Less distractions with no computer.
  11. by   ORnurseCT
    I use my spare bedroom. I have an L shaped desk in the corner, bookshelf on one side, plastic drawer organizer on the other, printer on top of a nightstand (paper storage, and important documents for school). Above my desk is a huge cork-board, a dry erase board and photos of family.
  12. by   mom22many
    I live in less then 1500 square ft with a brood (4 children), during Preq.'s i study on the couch and had a small table next to me with my stuff spread out in a 5 foot radius or i would study at my desk top (small), but the monitor hangs off the wall, still left actually work space limited, so i set up 2 TV tables. This is my shot, i dabbled about 7-8 years ago with preq's and have finally finished them and have been accepted to a RN program. This program starts in Jan 2012; im hoping to get my act together cause it was very difficult to find balance and i realize im not an A student, i have to work hard for my B's. My A&P teacher was difficult and started testing us like they do in NS, you know critical thinking, many answer could be right, but one is the best ;-) Anywho~ i like this topic it causes me to come up with a plan, ps. i <3 whiteboards and i write my notes in pencil, writing it, speaking it, watching it, I studied alot in front of my computer on Youtube~One day when im a professional RN i will build my own house with enough room so i can have an office and proceed with my BSN, would be incredible to earn my masters so i could teach, theres a demand for Nursing Educators~speciality Midwivery, CNM~ Good luck or God speed, own it.....believe ~Peaceful Studying~
  13. by   ORnurseCT
    What program are you in?