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How many hours would you work taking 14 credits?

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I'm starting my prerequisites soon, i am taking English composition (3 credits) , Freshman Seminar (3 credits) , intermediate algebra (4 credits), and Human Biology (or just intro to Bio depending) (4 credits). I have to work whilst studying, and I just want an idea of what others are have done with this type of course load, how much time have you devoted to studying? Is the recommended 3hs per credit accurate? Thank you

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It depends on the class, what type of student you are, and if you are good in that subject. Does math come easy to you? How long does it take you to write a report? How many reports will you have to write?

My study hours will be completely different from yours. I took 14 hours of classes my first semester, worked full time, and received A's. In my actual nursing program I took 9 credits, worked 27 hours, received an A, B, & C and felt like I was drowning.

PS I also had no life outside work/school so that factors in.

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Yeah I have no commitments other than work & school, I just wanted and idea of what others do... thank you for sharing your experience

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Working part time seems very doable with your class load and the hours. The courses you are taking will be very basic, so it will not be as rigorous as your core nursing prerequisites such as A&P and microbiology.

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It's really going to depend on you. When I was in my first degree taking similar courses, I tended to work 30-50 hours a week between my paid work and unpaid internships.

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That sounds like a moderate schedule. I dont see you spending a lot of time on english and the seminar class. But biology and probably algebra (depending on how good of a math person you are) will take up a lot of your time. I would feel comfortable working around 20-25 hours a week.

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I am starting a 3.5 year bsn program in the fall and I have a similar schedule to yours except I'm taking A & P 2, english comp, a history class, nursing freshman seminar, and intro to sociology. I'm planning to work around 16-20 hours a week because I know that studying is going to take up a lot of my time especially A & P 2. From what I've heard from others it's all about each person's preference, I talked to a lot of students in my program and some of them couldn't even fathom the thought of working while in nursing school. Unfortunately for many of us (myself included) that is not financially feasible. It's about seeing what's right for you and that could take some trial and error.

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When I got my first undergrad degree I took a similar course load each semester (sometimes only 3 classes at time), worked about 20 hours per week, interned 6 hours per week and was a single parent to a toddler. I maintained mostly As and an occasional B. I would say try it one semester working part-time and see how things are going, and adjust if you need to.

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