I will be entering the UHM nursing program in the Fall and am curious about the amount of time that current UHM students are putting into school. Is it difficult to balance the study load and a part-time job? I have a litter of kids, which is the primary reason why I am hesitant to make such a commitment during the school year. In addition, I need to maintain a good GPA because it will impact my future employment prospects. Family and GPA are my top two priorities. However, I know that having my foot in the door at a hospital will be of the utmost importance if my Plan A employment prospects implode.
Can anyone give me an idea of how much time they are committing to their studies outside of class? Any info about amount of reading, papers, studying, etc. would be helpful. Also, about how many hours a week are you able to commit to work? Thanks in advance.
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I do like the Dickies scrubs. I have a Generation Flex top and am fond of the sturdy material from which it's made. Although the material is thick and rather stiff, I think it will last a long time. Otherwise, for the school uniform, I bought cheapo generic hunter green pants. Can't see myself wearing hunter green voluntarily after I graduate.
As far as the stethoscope goes, I think I'll hold off on a Littmann. I'd like to try other brands if possible. Maybe I'll find I don't have to dish out so much cash? My current cheapo stethoscope works fine for BP, but I'm not so sure about auscultation. Opinions are so varied on this topic.
Last edit by SNSWTR on Jun 28, '11