Need Advice: Registering for Nursing Classes


Hi everyone,

I will be starting the nursing program at a community college that I have been accepted to, yay. Anyway, I am registering for the nursing courses (of semester one), and need help deciding a few things.

There are two available options I have for the 9 credit course, foundation of nursing. The difference between the two options is in the clinical and lab day. The clinical day is typically nine hours. For the clinical, I have to choose either Tuesdays or Thursdays. The lab day is Mon or Wed respectively. Which days do you think are better. I am personally free on both days. Depending on which option I go with, I will either be more busy on Mondays and Tuesdays or more busy on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

I was thinking about which day would be more busy in hospitals and whether I wanted to do clinical on a busy day or not.

Aside from that, I am also taking a psych life span course, and I was wondering if I should take it as an online course or not. I have never taken an online course before, so I am a bit worried about it.

I would appreciate any piece of advice.


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Specializes in L&D, infusion, urology. Has 2 years experience.

There is no way to know what day will be busy at a hospital. Every day can be busy or slow. Weekdays are all about the same. Don't over think all of this!

If you haven't taken online courses, during nursing school might not be the best time to start. You need to be self-motivated and manage your time well, and nursing school will beat its way into your schedule like nothing else.