How many classes do you take at a time?

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by mamacashew mamacashew (Member)

I'm really curious as to how many classes do you take at a time in your nursing program? I know where I'll be attending next month, we only do one class at a time for 6-8 weeks, then move onto the next.

Do schools really have people take multiple classes at one time?

caliotter3

38,333 Posts

Yes. We had what we commonly referred to as lecture, lab, clinical, process classes for the first few semesters. At some point the process class finished. Then there were other classes needed for graduatinn if people had not completed absolutely everything prior to the nursing part of it. I was taking a minor in health science, so I had my health science courses.

mamacashew

mamacashew

53 Posts

I guess I should clarify. At my program, you would take your Fundamentals of Nursing Lecture and the lab that goes with it at the same time. But it's only those two. Then you move onto Med-Surg Lecture, Lab, and Clinicals. So everything revolves around that "section".

I hope that makes sense.

Nepenthe Sea

Nepenthe Sea

Specializes in PICU/Pedi. Has 5 years experience. 585 Posts

If you have your pre-reqs out of the way, then at my school you take 2-3 classes per semster. They are 16 weeks long, and most of them have a clinical that goes along with it (2-4 weeks each). It doesn't sound like alot, but it is more work than taking 4 or 5 "normal" college classes per semester, like I used to back in the day. If you are taking pre-reqs along with the nursing classes in my program, you are often struggling with the workload.

SaphiraTX

SaphiraTX

13 Posts

20 credit hours, or 6 classes, spread out over 12 weeks. Next semester it's 21 credit hours, 4 classes, spread over the fall semester. Granted, this is an accelerated program. I'm tired of studying and just tired so I'm here, lol.

choc0late

choc0late

237 Posts

We take 3-5 courses at a time plus clinicals

I'm taking 4subjects next semester (starts next Monday) - we have 2 semesters per year (+summer subjects but most people don't study during the break) and they are 13weeks long +2weeks of end of semester exams

guiltysins

guiltysins

887 Posts

First semester is 5 classes (3 are a full semester long, 2 are 7 weeks long), second and third semester is 4 classes and the fourth semester is 3 classes all at full semester length.