Nursing School Hours?

  1. What days & what times do you go to school/clinicals?

    I am going to be starting nursing school... eventually.. lol

    Personally, though I do absolutely have the desire to be a nurse, God is above everything...

    I have church Thursday nights at 7:30, and Sunday, 2-4, and Bible study Friday at 7:30pm...

    Those are things that are going to take place in my life no matter what I do, along with my prayer life...

    I just wanted to make sure that most nursing schools are during the week and dont go that late.. at least on thursdays & fridays..

    Thank you guys
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  3. by   nurse4theplanet
    I don't think you will have a huge conflict between your spiritual duties and a nursing school schedule. I don't know which program you will attend but various programs in my area operate during similar here is how it worked for us:

    Monday class 2 hours 8-10a or 10-12p, Pharm 12-1p
    Tues clinical 7a-7p
    Wednesday (same as monday)
    Thursday clinical day 7a-7p
    Friday class 2 hours 10-12p (second semester only)

    *clinical days: you did either/or...Tues or Thur but not both. You got to choose, but the instructors would balance the schedule if it was uneven. We had to be there the night before to gather pt info during our first semester...and it took hours because we were so new and learning so much. After that we just had to make sure we got there by 6:30a to get info before preconference. We normally got out early, by 5 or 6p. Sometimes clinicals were offered on Sat or Sun but we always had a weekday option. Two rotations we had clinicals twice a week for 6 hours instead of once a week for 12hours...T&TH 7a-1p

    *class times: at the beginning we had two class times to choose from, but at we progressed and our class size dwindled...we had only one class time. We were never on campus past 1pm unless we had extracirricular activities

    ***Sounds good right...not much time on paper. HA!!!!! You spend lots of time outside of school preparing, studying, working on care plans, writing papers, organizing group projects, teaching projects, community projects, computer time, etc. etc. etc.

    You will not have a huge conflict scheduling around your spiritual obligations. BUT you will have a tight schedule. You must stay organized and on top of things. It's definitely doable.
  4. by   DaughteroftheKing
    Thank you very much
  5. by   ladyinred667
    I go to clinicals Mondays and Tuesdays from 7:30am-2pm. It was the same for first semester as well. I think semesters 3 and 4 we go the same time but on W/Th.

    I also have skills lab on Saturday from 9-11:30, but there are classes during the week as well. I take my lecture courses online so I don't go to campus for those, but they are held during the week in the daytime also.
  6. by   L&D_2b
    I don't start my nursing classes until fall, but my schedule will be:
    Monday 7 A.M. to 1 clinical
    Tuesday 8:30 A.M. to 10:30 lecture
    Wednesday 7 A.M. to 1 clinical
    Friday 9 A.M. to 11 lab

    Keep in mind that I have ALL of my prerequisites done, though.

    Take Care,
  7. by   DaughteroftheKing
    What nursing school are you going to? I am taking my prereq's now, and Im worried about the wait...

    How long did you have to wait to get into your school?
  8. by   midcom
    Our day classes run anywhere from 830am to 5:00 PM. Clinicals are as early as 530 and as late as 8:00 PM. Mine this term runs from 3PM to 8 PM Thursday. We are assigned our clinical time but have a bit of an input as to it being a morning or an evening.

    I understand your dedication to your faith but I suspect God would understand if you had to choose between Bible Study & clinicals for a few weeks. My question... what kind of nursing are you planning to get into after graduation? Hospital?? LTC? As a new nurse you will be on the bottom of the totem pole. How will you handle it if told you have to work on Sunday? Many have to work at least 1 & often 2 weekends a month.
  9. by   DaughteroftheKing
    I dont know what I want to do after graduation.. hopefully I'll find out working & doing clinicals.. if I miss once and a while, I dont think it will be too bad, but I know if God wants me at Church or Bible study, He'll make a way for my schedule..

    Thanks for your imput
  10. by   akmegs2
    I am in block I and here's my schedule:

    M 8-12:30pm Pharm
    T 8-12pm Theory
    W 6:30-2pm clinical
    TH 6:30-2pm clinical
    F OFF!!!

    for the first 5 weeks of the semester we were in class on W and Th from 8-3:30pm but now that we are in the hospital, we go in earlier. Hope that helps!
  11. by   midcom
    Quote from IwannabeanRN!
    I dont know what I want to do after graduation.. hopefully I'll find out working & doing clinicals.. if I miss once and a while, I dont think it will be too bad, but I know if God wants me at Church or Bible study, He'll make a way for my schedule..

    Thanks for your imput
    I have no doubt whatsoever, he will make it possible. A story from my past- My mother was hired as the very first woman to work in our town's Post Office in the mid 1960's. It was a "good ol' boys club" & they did not want a woman there but, since she got the highest score on the civil service test, they had no choice. They made her life miserable, hoping she'd quit, including, I learned many years later, sexual harrassment. My mother was a very strong Christian & never missed church so they scheduled her to work all day on Sunday, sorting mail as the PO was closed. That did it, she blew up & threatened to make trouble because of the rest of the stuff. They let her leave the PO every Sunday in time to go to church & then she had to go back 2 hours later to finish her shift and they let her do that until she quit. I believe that all her prayers about the situation had a bearing in what happened.

    So, what's the name of the song we sang at Sunday School as children? "Why worry when you can pray?"
  12. by   L&D_2b
    Quote from IwannabeanRN!
    What nursing school are you going to? I am taking my prereq's now, and Im worried about the wait...

    How long did you have to wait to get into your school?
    I'm going to a community college here in western PA. I applied to the program last June, but had to wait until the college stopped taking applications in December to have my application looked at. (With this college, the earlier you get your application in, the better since they look at them in order they were received.) However, I didn't find out until the end of January that I was accepted. Since classes don't start until August, I will have been waiting a little over a year (since I applied) to start my RN classes.
    Good luck to you.
  13. by   Kiringat
    It depend on the rotation, but now we're in class on Thru. & Fri. from 0830-1530 and clinicals Mon. and Tues. from 0700 till whenever out instructor lets us leave.
  14. by   IrishIzCPNP
    It will really depend on the program you go into. You wouldn't be able to attend the program I go to.

    I'm in class 3 nights a week. I have clinicals every other weekend and that includes Friday night preps.

    At orientation (remember we were all accepted and knew what we were getting into) a woman raised her hand and asked if she had to come to clinicals on Saturdays because she was 7th Day Adventist.

    I understand you want to go to Church but you knew this was an evening WEEKEND aren't that special. She made it through about 1 semester and dropped out for a variety of reasons but never made it to a clinical semester.

    So it really depends on the program but please make sure you know the exact hours before you sign up. You don't want to get in and find out later on that it's not going to work.

    You also need to figure out if a working schedule will be something that is doable in the future. You need to think about whether you expect to get a position that does not require Sundays or work the 3rd shift. If you work in a doctor's office you should be fine though they might expect some evening hours. If you work in a hospital it might be very hard to get out of working every Sunday unless you do 3rd shift.

    I wanted to add with need to realize that it's entirely possible that you will be expected to work a couple Sundays a month. As a new grad you will have a hard time getting a perfect schedule if there are a lot of things you need to work around. You need to be able to be flexible. Sure you could get lucky...but I wouldn't plan on everything going perfectly right out of school. I would figure out if you would be okay possibly missing a lot of Church time on Sundays.
    Last edit by IrishIzCPNP on Mar 8, '07