What is the week like of an ADN student?... - page 2

Hello everyone. I was wondering if any ADN students could share with me what a week of school consists of for them. Do you attend clinicals everyday? How often do you attend lecture classes? Are... Read More

  1. by   RNsweetie
    I have 3 kids as well and fortunatly a very supportive husband cause this schedual would have killed me other wise!
    This was our time plan for 1st year and it is much the same for second year as well except we don't start till 0900 now (love the extra hour of sleep)...

    Sunday:
    -research clients @ hosp approx 2 hours, now that i am getting better at it It takes me about 45min -1hr (that doesn't include time at home prep.
    Monday:
    -12 hour day @ hosp
    Tuesday:
    study
    Wednesday:
    0800-1700
    Thursday:
    0800-1700
    Friday:
    0800-1600
    Saturday:
    Study and play with my kids, help them with there homework etc, spend time with hubby... :spin: :zzzzz
  2. by   Purple Princess
    hi everyone, I was in a nursing program at the community college. The way it is for us is mondays are pre planning in which we get the patient assignment and then review their chart, plan of care and medications, tuesday and wednesday we had clinicals from like 6:30 until noon and then lectures thursday and friday. We also had a lab the first semester to practice our skills. We had weekly conferences on relevent topics and quizzes up to two times a week and a big exam every couple weeks or so. This was an RN ADN program.
  3. by   CarVsTree
    I'm in semester 1 of 4 of an Eve/Wknd program.

    I have lecture M&W 5:00-6:50p, lab W 7-10p
    Clinicals are EOW 7:00a-3:00p, Go to hospital Friday night, get pt. info and learn everything I can about their illness/meds/tx.

    Next semester is Med/Surg I&II

    Lecture: M&W 5:00-6:50p
    Lab: M 7:30-8:30p
    Clinical: 4 Fridays throughout semester 2:00-9:00p & EOW 7:00a-3:00p (plus one extra weekend). Of course for all clinicals must go to hospital ahead of time to get facts on pt.

    I love the E/W program. It saves my daughter from having to be in daycare all day long and allows me to work some evenings 'cause we really need the money.

    Take care,
  4. by   jemommyRN
    This fall I will be starting an evening program

    Monday:
    Lecture 5:30-9:30
    Tuesday:
    off
    Wednesday:
    Clinical Lab 3:30-9:30
    Thursday:
    pharm lecture 5:30-8:30
    Friday:
    off

    Now even though I am saying that I have Tuesdays and Fridays off, keep in mind that I still will be working and I have to squeeze in work and study time.
  5. by   WV_heart_RN
    Wow, I could write a small book on what my week is like. I never ever stop! I get up at least by 4 am everyday to get my day started. I use this time to straighten up the house a little, get the kids school clothes ready, or if I have a test that day: to get a little extra study time in.
    My school days are MWF and I have Pharmacology 8-9 am
    Pysch nursing 9-11am
    Physiology 11-noon
    OB 1-2 pm
    WED only Physiology lab 3-5 pm

    Tuesday from 2-8 pm OB clinicals at a hospital over an hour away

    Thursday from 3-9 Pysch clinicals at same hospital.

    Needless to stay I have my nose stuck in a book any free time I have. I always take notes with me whereever I go so I can be studyig something. Even sitting at the doc's office.

    If you have several small children I sincerely hope you have the full support of your significant other and your family as a whole. I have three children and my husband works away from home during the week.
    I like my house to be clean but sometimes I just have to let it go and try to catch up on the weekends.
    It isn't easy when you have a family and I don't suggest you work while in this type of program. I know several people who do, cause they have to, but it is such a struggle for them.
    Best wishes to you on your decision. Remember, every challenge we face and overcome makes us better people.
  6. by   klone
    I won't be starting until August, but our schedule will be as follows:

    Lecture on Tuesday and Thursday - 8 - 10:30.
    Skills lab on Monday or Wednesday - 8 - Noon
    Clinical - Monday or Wednesday - 7AM - 3PM
    Prep for clinical the night before.

    I'll also be taking A&P, but that will be online so I don't have to go anywhere for lecture. So Fridays will be for studying, catching up on housework, etc. I'll also have to squeeze in 2 hours each day for work (I telecommute), which will probably be at night after the kids go to bed.
  7. by   adidas99
    Quote from sbonaparte
    Hello everyone. I was wondering if any ADN students could share with me what a week of school consists of for them. Do you attend clinicals everyday? How often do you attend lecture classes? Are any of you enrolled in a evening program? If so, does that schedule seem to work better for you if you have a family? These questions, and any other answers you can provide for me would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your time.

    Sonia
    a week of an adn student is this:STRESS STRESS STRESS!
    Last edit by adidas99 on Jan 30, '07
  8. by   allthingsbright
    Just got my schedule: (1st semester ADN w/ all pre-co-reqs done except Micro)
    Monday Lecture 8-12
    Tuesday Lecture 2-4
    1st three weeks skills lab Thursdays 8-4:30
    Next 6 weeks clinical Thursdays 6:45-6:45

    I'm going to take Micro during the summer. I should probably take it this summer.....
  9. by   majicalblue
    Hello. I'm an ADN student in my 2nd semester. My week consists of the following:

    Mondays: Lecture 9 am to 11 am. Then go to the hospital and pick up my assignment, and go home and write my care plan (which can take me anywhere from 3 hours to 8 hours)

    Tuesdays: Clinical from 11:15am to 5:30pm
    Wednesdays: Clinical from 11:15 to 5:30pm
    Thursdays we have off
    Fridays: Lecture 9am to 11 am

    The weeks go by so fast. We only have 3 weeks left of this semester and then the final.



    Quote from sbonaparte
    Hello everyone. I was wondering if any ADN students could share with me what a week of school consists of for them. Do you attend clinicals everyday? How often do you attend lecture classes? Are any of you enrolled in a evening program? If so, does that schedule seem to work better for you if you have a family? These questions, and any other answers you can provide for me would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your time.

    Sonia
  10. by   studentdeb
    Just got scheduled yesterday for 1st semester in the fall. My schedule is;

    Monday - 10:00 - 11:50 a.m. Health Assessment Lecture
    Tuesday - 10:00 - 11:50 a.m. Health Assessment Lab
    1:00 - 2:50 p.m. Basic Nursing lecture
    Wednesday - off
    Thursday - 10:00 - 11:50 a.m. Basic nursing lab
    1:00 - 2:50 p.m. Basic nursing lecture
    Friday - off
    Saturday - 7:00 - 2:00 clinical

    Doesn't seem too bad. Will be able to drop off and pick up my daughter from school and my son can attend the college daycare. Saturdays will be home with dad.

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