I'm in my first semester. We meet for lecture/theory on Tuesdays and Fridays and we have lab/clincials on Thursdays.
I spend about the same amount of time studying as you do, except I take Fridays off. When I come home, I throw my books on the table and don't look at them until the following day. It really helps me clear my head and have fun. Then, it depends on how many chapters we have to read. This weekend I had to read 2 chapters each day on Sat. Sun. and Mon. to be prepared for tomorrow.
I'd say on the weekends I spend 9 hours studying, then maybe 3 hours on Mondays and Wednesdays (getting ready for lab/clinicals). And we have access to Prep-U where we can answer critical thinking questions, and I spend a about 3 hourse a week there!
Guess it doesn't matter what country you're in; nursing school
is still a lot of work! : )
Oh, due to financial constraints, I might have to get a part-time job until my fiance can find a full-time one, and am also worried about how that will impact my studying.