How far do you drive for nursing school? - page 3

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   RocketMama2011
    I drive an hour to class
  2. by   shay&lynn
    1+ hr.

    I actually don't mind the drive...it is my quiet time
  3. by   Katie71275
    My school is about 11-12miles from my home. It is also in the same town that my kids go to school in and that my 2.5 yr old's daycare is at, so that makes it easier
  4. by   QuarterLife88
    I live 15 minutes from my school. I got lucky.

    Clinical - the farthest I've gone so far is about 25 miles one way, approx. 35-40 min
  5. by   Mrs.Priss
    Mine is about 1.5 hours one way, depending on traffic.
  6. by   SummitRN
    i commuted 40-90 miles for ns/clinicals (1-3 hours). it is definitely doable, especially with the ability to stay with friends/relatives to reduce # of commutes.

    i have one suggestion: make use of your time on the road to study!

    1. get your books on tape, or get e-textbooks and have the e-book reader text->speech
    2. tape lectures and replay them
    3. use a laptop to text->speech notes and study guides
  7. by   ImKosher
    I always leave an hour before class, arriving at class anywhere between 10 to 15 min. early. The drive is nice and relaxing, it's back roads so once I hit the road, no traffic lights or stop signs. Like others said, nice time to wind down and think to myself.
  8. by   CinDRnyc
    I drive about 20 mins to 1 campus and about 30 mins to the other. 2 hours!!!! That's insanity!
  9. by   Exhaustipated
    I have about a 45-minute drive; I usually allow for an hour. I make use of that time listening to lectures.
  10. by   DawnJ
    25 miles, about 35-45 minutes
  11. by   Mrs.Priss
    We aren't allowed to tape lectures. Any other suggestions for studying on the road aside from buying books on cd? Is there a way to get books to play from my iPhone?
  12. by   shay&lynn
    Quote from Mrs.Priss
    We aren't allowed to tape lectures. Any other suggestions for studying on the road aside from buying books on cd? Is there a way to get books to play from my iPhone?
    Did you see the earlier post from SummitAP...?

    -1. Get your books on tape, or get e-textbooks and have the e-book reader text->speech
  13. by   Georgia peach RN
    I live in North Ga, I drove 1.5 hrs to school also allowing 30 xtra minutes for accidents or traffic problem that I may encounter. just graduated last month. would do it again because there isnt a RN program less than 1 hr away from my home. did tape lectures and listen to them while driving helped me greatly.

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