1hr Drive to Nursing School

  1. Ok so here we go..I live in Harker Heights Tx and trying to go to nursing school (LVN). Central TX college and Temple College both have nursing programs but Central tx college is booked til end of nxt yr i believe and for Temple college they don't start until June 2017 and i don't want to wait that long..I really would love to attend Cybertex because it's less hassle to get in and plus their program starts again January of 2017 but the problem is that it is an hour drive away from where i live. I am not paying for my school the army pays for it. I know i am willing to sacrifice but just want to know how far some of you had to commute to nursing school or would you guys make that sacrifice.? i was also thinking of getting a part time job down there or something. Anyways the army pays for my school and books and they also pay me 1,100 a month for stipend...Would you guys make the commute or do you guys think i have to settle for temple or CTC??? i just need your honest inputs pls and thank you very much😚😚
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  3. by   meanmaryjean
    Why don't you just move?
  4. by   TheCommuter
    Quote from hamolady
    just want to know how far some of you had to commute to nursing school or would you guys make that sacrifice.?
    When I lived in central California, I drove 95 miles one-way (190 miles round trip) to the Los Angeles area five days a week for 12 months to attend an LVN program.

    I now live in the D/FW area of Texas. I drove 225 miles one-way to attend an LPN-to-ASN bridge program in Oklahoma from January 2009 until the spring of 2010.

    Therefore, the 1-hour commute you might have to endure seems trivial to me.
  5. by   hamolady
    It's expensive in Austin....it's kind of like living in California..the one bedrm apartments cost almost an arm and a leg
  6. by   northmississippi
    An hour drive may be a blessing if you are allowed to record your lectures. you can listen to the whole lecture again on your way home every day and going to school as well. that two hours a day of studying and never looking at a book, and its for sure relevant to whats going to be on the test.
  7. by   Sour Lemon
    Quote from hamolady
    It's expensive in Austin....it's kind of like living in California..the one bedrm apartments cost almost an arm and a leg
    Austin is nowhere near as expensive as California, although it is pricey for Texas.

    When I went to nursing school, I didn't have a car. So while my school and clinical sites were not terribly far away, it could take up to three hours to get there (or home) by bus. I would have loved an hour-long commute in an air-conditioned car with a stereo!!
  8. by   hamolady
    wow now that's dedication...thank you so much for your sharing that with me
  9. by   hamolady
    wow yeah i need to stop complaining and do it...you motivate me..thank you so much..
  10. by   hamolady
    that's a great idea...thank you dear
  11. by   Loco-Bonita
    I am attending nursing school right now and commute approximately 1.5 hours one-way (50 miles with traffic) four days a week. It is exhausting, but worth it. A lot of our professors record lectures, which allows me to use that time to study. For the classes that don't allow recording I just use the drive time to review information out loud or simply relax/recharge so that I will be ready to study efficiently when I get home. The drive really hasn't been that big of a deal, and it is easy to make friends that have a place to stay "just in case."
  12. by   stephatron289
    Right now, my commute is around an hour one way. It's worth it to me as the program is great, I like my professors and classmates, and the high NCLEX pass rate the school has is pretty appealing as well. Besides, its only for a short while that you'll have to commute for school.
  13. by   hamolady
    Thank you so much for your input and i will make sure i ask the school first if we are allowed to record in class. Thank you so much. I have a strong support system since i have 3 kids but i think i got this. Thank you
  14. by   hamolady
    I highly appreciate your input and i think it also depends on how bad i want it..and i want it bad lol....I know Austin traffic sucks but that just comes with sacrifice and dedication...thank you so much

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