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RN1981 has 5 years experience and specializes in Hospice, OB, Telemetry.

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I am working five 8's in hospice home care. I have weekends off BUT every fifth weekend I am on call alllllllll weekend. I am just starting the RN-BSN program. I currently have 9 credits lined up with NUR 369 (Transcultural Care), NUR 202 (Health Assessment), and NUR 308 (Nursing Research). I am taking them all online.

For people who have taken these classes, is this a workable load? Did you feel overwhelmed? Should I cut it down to two classes for now, and if so which ones? (Note: I plan to go to part-time status at the job starting in the summer or fall)

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NightOwl0624 has 6 years experience.

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Hi, Rn1981,

I don't have an answer for you, but I'll be watching your thread... I also will be starting classes in Jan. I only signed up for 308 so far, thought I would start out on the slow side to see how it goes. I don't want to drag it out, but don't want to get in over my head, either! But if this is too light, I'd like to add another class before it's too late.

I work 3 12's - midnights, have 2 school-aged kids and a new puppy (puppy is making me very sleep deprived during my "sleep-days"!)

Anyway, nice to see someone else starting the program!

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AnnaN5 has 7 years experience and specializes in AGNP.

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I have 4 classes left in the RN-BSN program at UM-Flint. I think that would be a doable course load. I work full time and take 2-3 classes per semester. I actually feel guilty about the low amount of time I spend each week on course work. I usually just spend a couple hours a week doing class work.

These are the classes that I took together:

NUR 202, NUR 300, NUR 308

NSC 207, NUR 255

NSC 168, NUR 369

NUR 361, NUR 356, HSC 107

This upcoming semester I am taking NUR 430 (leadership clinical) and NUR 421.

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RN1981 has 5 years experience and specializes in Hospice, OB, Telemetry.

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Thanks for the info AnnaN5.

When you took NUR 308 (Nursing Research) how many papers (if any) did you have to write?

And the website says there is a 45 credit requirement of UofM Flint classes to complete the program. Are you only taking NUR classes? Have you taken any electives besides nursing classes to complete your degree.

Any info anybody else has would be appreciated.

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BrayaRN has 2 years experience and specializes in Cardiac, NICU, ED.

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Thanks for the info AnnaN5.

When you took NUR 308 (Nursing Research) how many papers (if any) did you have to write?

And the website says there is a 45 credit requirement of UofM Flint classes to complete the program. Are you only taking NUR classes? Have you taken any electives besides nursing classes to complete your degree.

Any info anybody else has would be appreciated.

I just finished my 3rd semester in this program. From what I understand, the clinical credits you will receive from you previous program will actually be given as UM-Flint credits. No need to take extra unneeded classes to get the 45 credits.

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