Hi. I'd like to hear from anyone who's currently enrolled in or has already completed an accelerated nursing program. A lot of students I've talked to won't even consider it because it seems so intimidating. I chose the accelerated program because of time and money. Thanks!
Jun 13, '11
Ihave heard of of people struggling in accelerated programs for many different reasons. Many just realize it's not for them and realize nursing isn't for them. Some people have commitments outside of school that they can't just drop, like working, a family, and a household to maintain which I imagine would be tough with the amount of work that is involved. But I also hear of people struggling that don't have commitments outside of school, so who really knows.
From my personal experience, I'm lucky in that I have no huge commitments. I don't work, I'm not married, I have no kids, and financially I'm secure for this year. I have a great support system in my family, friends, and my boyfriend that make it pretty easy on me, and understand I'm not always available.
The program is fast paced with a lot of material so it definitely takes time management skills and patience, but it's nothing that should leave a person freaking out. There are people that work through the program and have families and still do well.
In the end I think it's just being realistic about how you learn, your time management skills, and how devoted you are to make it through the program.
Last edit by nrsstudent2010 on Jun 13, '11