Class Schedules

  1. I'm just now enrolling, hoping to get into the nursing program for ADN. If I go f/t, which I plan to do, my schedule is going to be 18 - 19 hrs. per semester. On average, how long a day is that? My husband, who hasn't been to college in 40 yrs., says it's about 10 hrs. a day.
    Please tell me he's wrong...I have a disabled son I have to be home for after his daytime program.
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  3. by   daniedi77
    When I took 18 hours, it was 8am til almost 2pm. But I scheduled my classes for Mon-Thurs. When you do your schedule do it so it still can accommidate whetever else you have going on in your life. Good Luck
  4. by   ChicagoICU_RN
    it could be less if you scheduled your classes back to back...but I wouldnt suggest doing that
  5. by   scrappymom
    Quote from daniedi77
    When I took 18 hours, it was 8am til almost 2pm. But I scheduled my classes for Mon-Thurs. When you do your schedule do it so it still can accommidate whetever else you have going on in your life. Good Luck
    Phew.. thanks! Just curious, though - why not schedule them back to back?
  6. by   guiltysins
    Quote from scrappymom
    Phew.. thanks! Just curious, though - why not schedule them back to back?
    There's no specific way to tell how long your day will be. It depends on how long the classes are and how many days a week you schedule for yourself. Some classes aren't so bad to take back to back but if you're taking a science w/lab class then it's best to have a little break before that class or after that class if it's possible, maybe for at least an hour or so.
  7. by   Adams_Mommy_07
    When I was an undergraduate I never took less than 17 hours, and usually 18 and a couple times 19. I can tell you I was never in class for 10 hours a day, ever (at most 6). But of course I only had one science a semester because I was a history major. If you're taking 1, 2, or 3 classes with LABS than you can be in class a long time--- or least you'll be exhausted afterwards---because even though labs may be one credit hour, you're in labratory class close to three hours on whichever day you're scheduled for lab. If your "19" hours are English, history, psychology, nutrition, biology+lab, and french it's not so bad but if your "19" hours are chemistry+lab, biology+ lab, anatomy and physiology +lab, history, psychology, and pe for example, that can be overwhelming...

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