I'm new too. I thought I was busy , but I don't think I come close to the hours you put in. I'm a 1st year student and was blessed enough to fall into a wonderful program offered by my employer. They are putting 24 people through nursing school and paying us to go as well. It was a very stressful process, lots of writing, panel interviews, individual interviews, testing etc,....but here I am 19 months later and 1 year to go. I had to re-take all my pre-reqs, but it was worth it. We are an accelerated class. We did ALL our pre-reqs in 9 months. That was quite stressful. We are going non-stop until without a summer break so we can graduate next December. We do get the holidays off though. We still have to work at least an 8 hour shift a week but most of us work 2 - 10 hour days, and the rest of the time is spent in school, studying, developing NPP, and concept maps, etc. I have 2 children, but luckily they are older 18 1/2 and 20 1/2 so they don't need mom anymore. I have a husband,....I think.
I see him for a few minutes when he comes home from work then in the morning before he leaves.
So anyway......I glad I came upon this site. I was looking for some NANDA diagnoses and I found a whole lot more. I hope some friends too!
Warmest Greetings to you all!!!