Quote from AlexisNicole
I wanted to be either a labor & delivery nurse or a neonatal nurse but im not sure about the schooling
If i go to a University for a BSN will i be at clinicals and lectures all day? Will i still get the full college expierience? I dont want to be spending all of my day at the nursing school. Can you tell me your avergae day when you were in college for your BSN
Also any info about Labor & delivery or neontatal nurse, salary, which you perfer, etc.
BTW im going to be in Florida
I think the question you need to ask yourself, first and foremost, is "how much do I want to become a nurse?" Because if the answer is dependent on how much time off you'll have for other fun, I think the answer to that question is really "not much".
You've mentioned two highly competitive, highly specialized areas of nursing. If you don't have the dedication to commit to what can be very long hours of prep time, clinical time, lab skills time....you won't get anywhere near those specialties.
The amount of class time is only a portion of the time you'll need to devote to the program. Study time for nursing is long and tedious; there's care plans
and papers to write (as you might do in any course) but add in the skills lab and well....you've got a large chunk of your day dedicated.
I realize you're quite young, and don't want to miss out on "the college experience". But for those who are fighting tooth and nail to get INTO nursing school, STAY in nursing school, and then find a job AFTER nursing school....your question becomes irrelevant.
If you want to become a nurse, be prepared for alot of study time outside of classes, alot of practice time in the skills lab, alot of clinical time and the prep work for all that. If you'd rather have a more relaxed college life it doesn't mean you're doing something wrong, just that you should steer away from nursing and look at Liberal Arts.