How far do you drive for nursing school? - page 2

Today I drove to one of my prospective nursing schools. I have applied to 5 for next year (I'm waiting to hear on all of them). I didn't realize how far away it is! I drove 2 hours. It would've only... Read More

  1. by   lilo2010
    My school is about 70 miles away! Takes about 1 1/2 hrs by the time I get kids to where they need to be!
  2. by   Forever Sunshine
    Not even 5 minutes. And I'm always the one who's scurrying in at 7:58 lol.
  3. by   Idaho Murse
    I ride my bike 10min to campus and drive 10min-45min for clinicals
  4. by   %63theend
    There is only one school within an hour from my house so unless I go there I will have to travel regardless. I did apply to that school but unfortunately they require you get their ASN before you can apply to their BSN so it makes the program 3 yrs in length and it doesn't start until next fall. I would graduate faster going ANYWHERE else. So I get to choose b/t commuting or taking an extra year of school. I guess I will wait and see what kind of acceptances I get (hopefully get, anyway) before I make my decision. I am REALLY not excited about driving 1 1/2-2 hours in downtown traffic though when I could drive 1 1/2 hours on mostly backroads in my own "neighborhood" without traffic most of the way if I can get into my school of choice.
  5. by   shrimpchips
    I live about 5-10 minutes away from campus (depending on traffic). Clinical sites vary - my current site is right across from campus and the site that I am starting at in fall is less than 5 minutes away. Work is a different story,'s about 45 minutes away on a GOOD day without traffic or snow!
  6. by   jazz_is_my_game
    I am 10 minutes from school.

    But...I was thinking about going to a school an hour away, everyone dissuaded from doing so (I was trying to get out a year early). I thought about our crazy winters and being late!
  7. by   shann106
    Between an hour 15 minutes and hour and a half depending on traffic, there are some in my class that drive almost 3 hours
  8. by   Jessi343
    I commute about an hour to my nursing school, and it feels like nothing. I had to commute to my work for an hour and a half for about 2 years and at first it was really annoying to do the drive but after a while you really do get used to it. If the school that I got into turned out to be an hour longer and I had to drive 2 hours to go to nursing school, that drive wouldn't stand in my way if that was the school that I really wanted to go to. Seriously if thats the school you want to go to, don't let the drive get in your way.
  9. by   badphish
    I drive 1 hour to 1 hour 15 minutes to class depending on whether coming from work or home.
  10. by   DichloroacetateAl
    It takes about an hour by car but at times I take the bus at times and it takes approx. 2 1/2 hours by bus.
  11. by   Stephalump
    It's about a 10 minute drive to my school and my clinical site this fall is also about ten minutes away. I quite enjoy my little bubble in a huge city
    My other school options would've taken me closer to an hour without traffic, which is kind of a non-existent thing here.
  12. by   kayruhh
    Mine is about an hour to an hour and a half!:/
  13. by   dsf43
    I have about a 30 minute commute. Possibly 40 minutes, depending on weather, time of day, and traffic.