Will I have a social life in nursing school

  1. I've been planning on go to nursing school and I'm kind of worried that I won't be having a social life if I do go through with it. I don't mean going out everyday, however, I'd like to spend my Friday's and Saturday's with my family and friends. I understand it's only two years in exchange for a lifetime but is it possible? I plan on studying on the weekdays after school moderately, not cramming it all in on Sunday. Will this be possible? And has anyone else had a life outside nursing school?
    Thanks.
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  2. 36 Comments

  3. by   faith010
    In order to do well in nursing school, I had to sacrifice so much of my personal life. I had to study every single weekend and do a million assignments. All I ever did was study when I was in nursing school. This is from my own experience. Oh and even after nursing school, I still had to study all the time for the NCLEX.
  4. by   LovingLife123
    Nope. No life. At all.

    Just kidding. I don't understand people who claim to have no life in nursing school. I had a very fulfilling personal life and still graduated with honors. There is such a thing a studying too much. I don't think I missed out on any weekends with friends and family. Did I possibly go home early on a Sunday? Sure. But I in no means sacrificed my life.
  5. by   Ruas61
    Yes, you can. Moderation and prioritizing are key along with how well you study and retain and perform.
  6. by   oceangirl1234
    You will be fine. Keyword: time management.
  7. by   hppygr8ful
    No You will not
  8. by   Luckyyou
    I had three prn/part time jobs, a long-distance relationship, a World of Warcraft raiding schedule (lol) and a full time BSN course load. You will be fine. People are so weird about “all I ever did was study! Nursing school was my life!” Sure, there’s assignments to complete and hoops to jump through, but it’s perfectly manageable.
  9. by   Everline
    I had no social life but I was determined to graduate with a 4.0 gpa. Since I am not the brightest bulb on the tree, I had to study very hard.
  10. by   Velocirobot
    I'm taking classes for my ASN program, working full-time, and still have time to hang out with my husband and family on the weekends. As long as you keep up with when assignments are due, and work on things a little bit every day, you should definitely still be able to have a social life.
  11. by   Here.I.Stand
    I got married and had a baby while in nursing school -- plus worked part time, fit in church stuff like worship band and women's Bible study, attended Sunday dinner with my family on my weekends off, met my sister or friends for lunch....

    Nursing school is challenging, but it's not that all-consuming overlord that some make it out to be.
  12. by   Davey Do
    Quote from Here.I.Stand
    I got married and had a baby while in nursing school -- plus worked part time, fit in church stuff like worship band and women's Bible study, attended Sunday dinner with my family on my weekends off, met my sister or friends for lunch....
    Yeah! On the other side of things, during RN nursing school, I was able to work full time, sell a house, move two times after that, go through a divorce, and date two women!

    One woman was from my Nursing program, which made it academically advantageous, as we talked about Nursing stuff for foreplay!
    Last edit by Davey Do on Oct 8
  13. by   NurseCard
    I feel like I had a life. I do. Plus like a previous poster, I had a baby
    during nursing school, and still made it through.
  14. by   jennylee321
    I certainly felt like I had a social life, although I did a 4 year direct entry bsn so I don't know if a associates is more intensive because it's over a shorter time.

    I think how naturally bright you are as a student and how efficient you are at studying makes a big difference. I don't mean that in an offensive say but some people in my class would need to start studying for something a week before I did and we would still end up with the same mark. Time management is huge when you are in school as well. I felt I was better at time management when I had other commitments such as a part time job, because if you are working the day before a test, cramming is not an option.

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