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I started my prerequsite classes at community college in Janurary. It has been tough trying to be a mom and go college full time. I want to go into nursing but afraid it will be too much for me since I have a daughter and work part-time. Our ASN students has 19 1/2 hours of classes each week. :uhoh3: I was curious many hours do ya'll go school each week? I looked into different colleges and all the nursing programs are full time. our community college is only twenty minutes away so that we work toward my advantage. Oh yeah one more question we have 4 days of labs but at the bottom of the of schedule it said week 6-14 will include 12 clinical lab hours which be arrange at beginnging of class so lab and clinical lab hours are not the same thing???????

jackleg27

Specializes in ER,GI. Has 2 years experience.

I started my prerequsite classes at community college in Janurary. It has been tough trying to be a mom and go college full time. I want to go into nursing but afraid it will be too much for me since I have a daughter and work part-time. Our ASN students has 19 1/2 hours of classes each week. :uhoh3: I was curious many hours do ya'll go school each week? I looked into different colleges and all the nursing programs are full time. our community college is only twenty minutes away so that we work toward my advantage. Oh yeah one more question we have 4 days of labs but at the bottom of the of schedule it said week 6-14 will include 12 clinical lab hours which be arrange at beginnging of class so lab and clinical lab hours are not the same thing???????

I am in my fourth semester out of five and I only go one day a week from 8-3, but the first year we did go more than that.

HappyNurse2005, RN

Specializes in LDRP.

im in 3rd semester. we have

6 hours of lecture

1 hour of skills lab (learning new skills) (this is 2 hours a week first semester)

12 hours of clinical (on site clinicals at hospital) (this is 6 hours first semester)

but add in 80 zillion hours a week for studying/clinical prep work.

love, rose

trent

Specializes in ICU. Has 6 years experience.

I'm in my third year of a BSN and I have 19 hours of class/lab a week and 14 hours of clinical a week, for a grand total of 33 hours/week plus all the preclinical prep, reading, and about a million essays (actually 6) due in the next three weeks.

Aargh!!!!!!!!!

RedSox33RN

Specializes in Emergency Dept, M/S.

I'm first semester of ADN, and we have:

5 hours a week of lecture (over 2 days)

2 hours a week of skills lab (one day)

8 hours a week of clinical (one day).

Next semester, we have no lab but,

5 hours a week of lecture (over 2 days)

16 hours a week of clinical (over 2 consecutive days, so we can have same pt. for 2 days in a row and get some continuity of care)

Plus I'll have:

4 hours a week of A&P 2 (over 2 days)

2 hours a week of A&P 2 lab (one day)

So I'll be going to school 5 days a week, but only for 2 hours on some days.

There is a great Student Nursing board here, and Pre-Nursing student board here also. You may want to post this message there. Lots of students and prospective students are in the same boat. :)

Oh yeah one more question we have 4 days of labs but at the bottom of the of schedule it said week 6-14 will include 12 clinical lab hours which be arrange at beginnging of class so lab and clinical lab hours are not the same thing???????

Clinical is, well, clinical--at the hospital; hands on real patients.

Lab is done in the nursing lab, where you have lots of "toys" :) to play with--syringes and IV bags and Foley catheters and things like that...so you can practice the skills before subjecting a real patient to your nursing ministrations... :)

NurseFirst

I'm in 2nd semester- 5 hours lecture over 2 days, 16 hours clinical over 2 days. I just treat it like a job! :) And, my 3 kids too, luckily they're 14, 12, 11- so they're not completely dependant on me. You can do it!!

I will graduate in May. This semester we go to school 2 days a week all day and have clinical 2 days a week. If going to class and clinical was all you had to do then it might not be so bad but all the sudying and paperwork and careplans take up ALOT of your time. I am lucky that I dont have a family - I couldnt handle it all if I did.

Good Luck

not now, RN

Specializes in LTC, med-surg, critial care. Has 3 years experience.

We are in class six hours, two days a week for lecture. Clinic is six hours a day, three days a week (we moved from the hospital to county clinics so no more post confrence, shaved off an hour a day :)). That works out to 30 hours a week.

We keep the exact same hours every semester (I'm second semester if you're wondering). It's nice to know especially when you're working.

probably not relevant for you cos i am training in Ireland but i have 37hours of college a week and we have 15 weeks clinical placement a term which we do all in one go ususally for 1st and 2nd year. Am in 3rd year at the moment and am heading out for my years rostered placement in hospital in January! yeah and we even get paid for it! I believe this is 40 hours a week!

gerry79

Specializes in ED, Cardiac Medicine, Retail Health.

Part time ADN Student:

Class 4 hours

Lab 2 hours

Clinical 8 hours

ADN student- 3rd semester out of 4

Class- 5 hours over 2 days

Clinical- 16 hours, 2 consecutive days in a row

Lots of study and clinical prep time as well.

Next semester it will be 7 class hours and 16 clinical hours.

rnmi2004

Specializes in private duty/home health, med/surg. Has 10+ years experience.

Final semester of ADN; I have clinicals only now. I'm about to start my last rotation of Mon-Thurs 8 hour days.

First year student here!

6 hours lecture-Nursing Fundamentals

3 hours-Lab

6 hours-clinicals

6 hours-Anatomy and Physiology

3 hours-Developmental Psych

That's 24 hours/week, but msot programs have A&P and Psych as pre-req's.

I also spend about 12 hours/week on homework or studying, half of that is A&P.

4 hours of theory

2 hours of proficiency

4 hours of lab

3 hours of human bio lab

4 hours of human bio lecture

4 hours of clinical

lil' girl, LPN

Specializes in LTC. Has 4 years experience.

28 hours a week, and yes I have taken all pre-reqs

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