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- by Sabreen Feb 10So my parents and I have been having some heated arguments over this. I live 45 minutes away from the nursing school. They do not want me to move out (it would be too long and too tedious to explain) but I'm arguing that I need an apartment because I heard that nursing school can be rough and have you up at weird hours( I still need to read up on it, but I know you have to do clinicals) and I honestly have to admit I am a TERRIBLE driver at night and when I'm tired. i can only imagine what would happen if they were both combined. So I proposed that I rent an apartment with some room mates and stay overnight when I need to or when I have too many exams coming at once and need a quiet place to study study study ( because I heard there's LOTS of that) without worrying about waking up extra early to get to school on time. However, I would try to come home everyday if I'm not busy.
Am I wrong? Can I manage at least the first semester or year at home? Or even all four? I honestly don't know how it all works :/ My parents are just convinced I just want to have fun and it's imperative to them for me to be home as much as humanly possible. (Like I said, long story. Just know that it's religion and culture)
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- Feb 10 by jennafezzWho's gonna be paying for the apartment?
- Well I have a couple thousand dollars from refund money and I have a couple of scholarships that will follow me through the next couple of years (let's say a thousand dollars minimum a semester?) So even though my parents will be helping me out I was hoping to pay for my own apartment at least (I'd be rooming with two or three other people) although honestly I'm not really sure about expenses and how much I'd have to pay yearly
- Feb 10 by pmabrahamGood day:
My recommendation would be commute for at least one 1/2 to a full semester to get your feet wet, get an idea of expenses, etc.
If you do get to the point of sharing an apartment, be sure to introduce your roommates to your parents; and allow time for your parents to get to talk with them.
Hopefully, when that time comes, you've done your homework as well as it relates to knowing your roommates; and I would recommend some form of roommate agreement so you are not stuck in a bad situation.
- Feb 10 by zoe92I agree with the previous poster. Try out living at home before you get an apartment. Also, if you do decide to move out find some really great room mates (maybe even other nursing students) because living with others is a whole different ball park and good room mates make a whole lot of difference.
- Feb 10 by eatmysoxRNI loved living on campus during college. I also partied a lot. Would have been less if I'd been commuting home (that wasn't an option for me at all).
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- That sounds pretty reasonable... I mean I already had two people in mind that I would move in with that I've known for years (Yes I know it can be difficult to move in with friends but that's why I've chosen them, they're very easy to get along with).
I was thinking about trying to commute for a semester I was just afraid that I wouldn't be able to handle it because I heard you start doing clinicals by the second month, and then there's the fact that by the second semester my friends will already have to have found an apartment and some other room mates so I'd be left in a tight spot.
- Haha, that's kind of what my parents are afraid of maybe? I'm not sure, but that's not really the kind of person I am though. If anything I'd just be at my apartment most of the time or having lunch with friends. Partying isn't really my scene, I wish they could see that!
- So I would live at home for a year? I'm worried that it won't work out and I'll be stuck because my friends will already have signed contracts for an apartment! And dorming isn't really an option (my parents are completely opposed to it)
- Feb 10 by Okie36I would totally live at home...free room and board, Free utilities, food etc..... Equals out that 45 min drive. Reducing your stress as much as possible and if you can live with parents free as well as have the extra money that you WON'T be using for living expenses, that's a win-win situation...trust me, if you can get through school debt free...then you will have plenty of time to have your own place and a nicer place with NO roommates, all because you chose wisely now...think long term! I see way too many college grads that thought they had it all planned out that are now having to move back in with mom and dad.