Quote from clf1926
I'm applying to accelerated and traditional BSN programs (I'm not an RN and have a Bachelor's in psychology). For those in either program, what are the hours you spend in class and studying? I'm looking for hours on both programs. I'm dealing with a lot of anxiety over this because I have a two year old and plan on having another around the time I'd be starting nursing school (June 2019). Is it even possible to care for an infant and toddler (with my husband's help) and do well in nursing school? My expectation is it's going to be near impossible and I'll be seriously focused on school for roughly 12 hours a day. Is this realistic? Should it be helpful, I'm applying to Stony Brook and Molloy with my heart set on the former.
Good luck getting an answer to this question. And I mean that sincerely, but I highly doubt you will get a straight answer.
I applied to two BSN programs in my area. Explained to both that Im pretty much a single parent with full time custody, that my attendance hinges on being able to arrange care for my 6 year old when I am in class (45 mins away) or at clinicals.
I ended up picking one school over the other as they appeared to have a better culture and warmer/supportive atmosphere, but even with them I still havent gotten a straight answer to my question about days and hours.
I have been told I wont know days and hours completely till I show up for orientation which is only 4 days before the semester actually begins. I will have a whopping 4 days to figure out my child care situation.
Frankly Im nervous as heck and worried sick, that I might end up having to withdraw after jumping through the hoops to get there because they seemingly still dont know or wont tell us what our schedule will be 30 days from now.
The fact that a major university cant or wont give their students a schedule more than 4 days out, seems utterly batty to me.