Quote from CCStudent916
I was a little curious about the time commitment required to maintain the best possible grades in nursing school. Is anyone in here getting a 4.0 in a BSN program? My roommates are med students, and they say they study about 5 hours per day.
Also, I'm wondering what kind of assignments and coursework you have to do in your BSN programs.... what are you guys learning and how do they test you, anyways? Is it paper writing, science type multiple choice tests, or hands on clinical applications like IV's? Would you describe the focus of nursing school as a type of health science, like A&P?
Well, I don't study enough. We'll leave it at that. That is something I'm working on. In my 5 semester accelerated program, most people study ALL the time. More than the 5 hours that your roommate med students are doing
Nursing is a health science. You have to be trained to think like a nurse, and focus on the needs of the client, and that is what will happen in nursing school.
It is important to know the A&P "why's" of everything, but we are especially tested in multiple choice format identical to NCLEX questions, pertaining to your nursing responsibility. We are also given term papers, and clinical stuff (like you said, IV's, injections, etc) that we must be checked off on before we can move on.