How long is your commute? - page 2

I was just accepted into a wonderful program which will give me the BSN by June, 2005, but the commute to the university is FAR! The clinicals will be at hospitals near me, but I'm wondering how... Read More

  1. by   nessa1982
    My school is 45 min away from my house, 45 miles from home. Clinicals last semester were about an 1 hour (maybe more if traffic was heavy), approx 60 miles from home.
  2. by   cna on her way
    My two picks for schools are both roughly 40 minutes away and the clinical portions range from about 25 minutes to 45 minutes depending on the site.
  3. by   1701valerie
    i am commuting 2 hours each way to my school. my clinicals are the same distance. i do not work while going to school and have decided that the 16-20 hours i am commuting each week make up for a part-time job. somedays i am so incredibly tired i have to get out of the car to walk around every 20 miles or so.

    my classmates have been terrific in letting me stay at their homes some of the time 1x/wk. i have one more year to go but the remembrance of the exhaustion while driving makes me sick to my stomach to even contemplate school starting in a month. i will do it though and i will make it fine. i am sure i will wonder after graduation how i did this.
  4. by   KristinWW
    Wow Val - good for you! I don't have as long as commute as you but I used to work with a guy who did. He listened to learning CDs in his car, and drove at off-hours to miss traffic.

    During my commute, I have decided to learn a language and have purchased CDs
  5. by   Shiva_Las_Vegas
    Hello. I have about a 1 hour commute. There is a community college closer than the one I am going to....but it's not accredited by NLN. So I decided to make the drive. It's really not too bad. Right now I'm just doing pre/co-req's. I don't know how it's going to be once I start taking nursing classes and doing clinicals.

    We shall see.......
  6. by   ggfifirn05
    Its 32 miles from my house to the campus, but I'll be driving opposite the worst of the traffic, so it shouldn't be so bad. Hopefully I'll meet some fellow students on my side of town that will want to ride share. The hospitals I'll be doing clinicals at are all closer to me than the campus, so on clinical days my drive will be easier. I live half way between downtown Jacksonville and St. Augustine, and have worked in both places, so I'm used to at least a 30 to 45 minute commute, as long as its not raining - drivers here in north FL seem to have a problem driving when it rains!
  7. by   itsme
    I traveled 1hour and 45minutes each way when I was going to school, now my job is one block away and I walk to work!!
  8. by   studentdeb
    My commute to school is about 15 minutes depending on traffic and the drive to clinicals will be about 20 minutes. Not too bad.
  9. by   ~Cel~
    My commute to class will be 25-30 minutes each way. Some down time to re-group and switch hats from student to mommy/wife
  10. by   GraceyB
    I live in NYC so I take the subway to school. About 20 minutes on the train alone and about 15 minutes from the subway to the actual classroom. Since I don't drive everyday, when I do drive it is such a relief and let's me think.

    If I drove to school I think I would take the time to try to wind down from classes, think about how I am doing in class, or catch up on all the new songs and not think at all. Take the drive as a break from classes, problems, issues with the boyfriend, job, etc.
  11. by   Love-A-Nurse
    this is the first and only semester i am having to drive over an hour to clinical. only one more week to go!
  12. by   glascow
    My ADN program was 45 minutes each way. BSN program was about 10 mins from house, parking was horribe, so I had to leave home an hour before my class started.
    Now I'm in a NP program, 2hrs 45 mins. each way! Only once a week, and I will do clinicals in my home town.
  13. by   Alana
    My school is 50 min. one way. My mother is having a cow because it is so far away. She is concerned about what would happen if one of the kids (I have 4 school agers) got sick at school, etc. I told her that I was going to get a list of backups together for that purpose. I just can't convince her that other moms go to school and their kids and husband do just fine.