I'm a second semester ADN student; I had finished all my pre-reqs except Micro before beginning the program.
Open Lab from 9:30-10:30
Study until lecture
Nursing lecture from 1-3:30
Study until I pick up the youngest (10yo) at ballet at 5:30; I also have two teenagers.
Spend about 45 minutes at my clinical site Monday evening researching my patient's chart; then 2-3 hours at home doing pre-clinical planning and looking up meds for clinical.
Spend another two hours that evening doing clinical paperwork
Spend another two hours doing clinical paperwork
Nursing lecture 11:30-1:30
Then another couple of hours finishing clinical paperwork (must be turned in by 4PM) This past week I turned in 15 typed pages of paperwork: Two process recordings with care plans
, preclinical planning--basic info about client, med hx, all meds, info about the disease process--reflective journal, etc.
5-10PM Micro, including lab
On alternating Fridays I either volunteer at my youngest's school and also get some studying done, or go visit my mom 3h away in LTC (I spend the whole day in the car) Once a month I let one of the children play hookey and go with me to vist my mom; gives us some one-on-one time and makes the old folks at the nursing home really happy.
I work 7-3 as an ICU secretary every other weekend.
On my off weekends I catch up on my lecture studying.