I'm currently in ECC nursing program. I'm in 3rd semester right now. We are almost done with the 3rd semester (one more exam - final exam!).
The schedule really depends on the class that you will be registering in Lecture class is 3 hours a day. So it's 6 lecture hours for your Nursing fundamentals class. YOu will also have a Pharmacology class which is 2.5 hours once a week. Then, you will have a lab/clinicals for 6 hours once a week. So total hours - 5.5 hours lecture and 6 hours lab per week. You are pretty much going to school 3 days lecture and 1 day clinical/lab. 4 days a week. Plus, you have to practice for your skills validations. I can say, you will be pretty much in school everyday. That's for the first semester. The load gets lighter (hours-wise) starting second semester because the content is much more harder. ECC really prepares you for the nclex because we take the HESI exam every after class (final exam). I agree with JessRN6896. The program is not easy. You have to really focus and study hard. Good luck to you! You can send me a message if you have any other questions.