Too much free time????

  1. Is there a such thing as too much free time in nursing school? I am asking this question because I am seriously considering quitting my full time job to attend nursing school this fall. The problem is that my classes are at night and for some reason I think that I might waste all that time off during the day. I could just see myself sleeping late (classes start at 5:30 pm); getting up around noon and then studying from about 1:00 to 4:00. But if I am going to do that then I can continue to work part-time and still have a decent income. Maybe I'm delirious but I know that when people have too much time on their hands its wasted. You can only study sooo much right? :uhoh21: what do you all think? Will I need the whole day to study (everyday) or what? Seriously?
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  3. by   purplemania
    I worked full time and went to school 2 nights a week, then did clinical on Saturdays. You could try it, and if it does not work out, quit work.
  4. by   angelac1978
    this is just me personally, but I do much much better when I am pressed for time. When I was in school last year, I worked close to full time, was in school full time, I made all A's and the house was relatively clean, food cooked, etc. Now that I am just working with nothing else to do, the house is a mess and we eat crappy take out food a lot. I think it really depends on your personality and how you handle stress. I happen to thrive on it. (and I'll probably die of an MI at age 35, but hey, at least I'm organized! )

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  5. by   HyperRNRachel
    What is "free time" ? :chuckle
  6. by   Ortho_RN
    You know honestly.. Nursing school was tough.. But my friendships, family life, etc didn't suffer.... I still did things.. I still watched TV.. I worked Part Time.... Nursing school doesn't completely consume your life, unless you let it
  7. by   jemommyRN
    Thank you guys. I think that was the answer that I was looking for. I also wanted to work so that I don't get totally overwhelmed with "nursing all day everyday". I'm going to try and see how it works out. I think that if I work part-time, then I'll be alot more organized because I'll know that I only have a certain amount of time to get things done. Thank you for your inputs.
  8. by   PCGrad06
    i do not begin nursing classes until the fall but from what i have been told : "there is not such thing as enough time in a day while in nursing school." it may be less stressful if you put all your energy into the program.
  9. by   DUCKGIRL
    I am graduating in Aug.....school was really tough but you have to learn to "work smarter not harder"...organization is key...anyone can make an A if they have unlimited study time...the really smart students can manage to blend a personal life into school responsibilities....kinda like the real world!



    Quote from jemommy
    Thank you guys. I think that was the answer that I was looking for. I also wanted to work so that I don't get totally overwhelmed with "nursing all day everyday". I'm going to try and see how it works out. I think that if I work part-time, then I'll be alot more organized because I'll know that I only have a certain amount of time to get things done. Thank you for your inputs.
  10. by   jemommyRN
    Congratulations Duckgirl on your up and coming graduation. I can't wait to get where you are.
  11. by   mariedoreen
    yep. yep. yep. I have 130 credits and a 4.17 GPA and know without a doubt that I am not a brainiac. I simply didn't load myself down with classes, I worked part-time, took care of my family and took usually 2 classes a term (for a lifetime tho) and made those A's simply because I had the time to study. The students I'm in awe of are those who are carrying a full credit load, working, still managing to have a personal life AND earning great grades. They are truly incredible.







    Quote from DUCKGIRL
    I am graduating in Aug.....school was really tough but you have to learn to "work smarter not harder"...organization is key...anyone can make an A if they have unlimited study time...the really smart students can manage to blend a personal life into school responsibilities....kinda like the real world!

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