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Commuting for a ABSN

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by cirquedu cirquedu (New) New Student Pre-Student

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I've been accepted, and I've mostly committed to going to a school that is about an hour or more away from my house. The program is a 12 month accelerated bachelors, but I am wondering if anyone else commuted for their accelerated program? I have thought of recording lectures and listening to them as I commute. I've also thought of maybe renting a room for three nights a week and then just commuting for two, or renting a room when I know I will need to prioritize studying. Any reflections or tips would be super helpful.

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juniper222 has 2 years experience and specializes in Pre Nursing.

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I drove a truck for 12 years and all sorts of things happen.  The highway may get closed or a slow-down in traffic due to a wreck or road work.  If at all possible try to find lodging close to where your program is. If you can't then be sure to leave extra early to help with unforeseen issues. Never gamble on if you have enough gas, be sure.

Good luck

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For 4 years, I commuted 50 miles one-way, in Los Angeles traffic, for my first bachelors degree.  I had a free place to stay at my brother's house, so the 100 miles round-trip was definitely worth it in order to save on rent.  If I had to pay rent, I definitely would've moved closer because the commute can become tiring - especially if you're gone all day.

If you can swing paying for a room, it's definitely preferable.  If you can't afford to pay anything extra for a room, don't sweat it.  It's only 12 months.  It goes by quick!

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