Published Aug 30, 2004
I am finding myself in a delima. I currently have a great gov'n job where I am in a student work program. Under the provision of the program I have to be a full time student. This is my first year of nursing and like most transfer nursing student comming into the program at this school we register rediculously late. Because of this my schedule is terrible (most of the class I want were full). I have been in school for awhile and I have never had a schedule soooo bad. I actually have three hour gaps in between my classes on Tuesdays'. And to make matters worse it is not like I can go home becuase I live an hour and 15mins away from school. Besides this issue the way my classes are set up leaves me very little time to work. During the summer I usually work full time and during the school year I work as many hours as my school schedule allows (never below 20 hours a week and that was 3 yrs ago). I'm a little pissed becuase if I had been allow to register earlier I may have been able to get a have way decent schedule:angryfire allowing me to work more hours. The way things are looking now I will only be able to work about 18 hours a week:uhoh3: . I was so excited about starting this nursing program but at this point I am a little discourage because I don't know how I can making it through the semester. I live with my mom so that is a plus but I do have a 3yr old daughter that I support independently and we all know what that mean ( day care, winter clothes, B-day in November). I do my own grocery shopping and have house phone bill, cell phone bill, credit card bill, gas to commute back a forth to school and work, and any other expenses I may inccur. I guess I will be shoe stringing it through the fall semester. Budget, Budget, Budget. Just wish I could get more hours in at work. Would get a part time job on weekends but I don't have anyone to watch my daughter. Hopefully, I won't have this problem spring semester becuase I am going to register way in advance. I kinda figured during my second year I would be limited to the # of hours I worked because I will start my med/ surg clinical but I was definately not prepare for the skimpy hours this year. SIGH:uhoh21: ........just want to vent. Some how GOD will make a way he always does.
Quick question, generally how are clinical set up(as far as # of lecture days and # of clinical days per week and how long). I was flipping through my course book and med/surgical is a 9 credit course. It is offered MW from 10am-11:50am and RF from 7am-3:30am. For some reason I thought the clinical portion was only one day a week for 8 hours. Is this the norm (16 hours of clinical per week)?
Altra, BSN, RN
Quick question, generally how are clinical set up(as far as # of lecture days and # of clinical days per week and how long). I was flipping through my course book and med/surgical is a 9 credit course. It is offered MW from 10am-11:50am and RF from 7am-3:30am. For some reason I thought the clinical portion was only one day a week for 8 hours. Is this the norm (16 hours of clinical per week)?Thanks
It's the norm ... my med-surg class was 14 credits (med-surg I & II combined). Sixteen hours of class and 16 hours of clinical each week. And that doesn't include prep the night before.
Thanks, I guess I better get use to the skimpy hours.:)
my med surg class was 9 credit hours too. 630am to 3pm for clinicals TW, and Mon, Thurs class was from 9am untill 2pm-3pm. Get used to the skimpy schedule....I could only find time to work Thur night, Friday, and Sat. Sun was my only day to myself....Thankfully I am almost done!!!!
Yep sounds pretty typical for med-surg. VERY busy, very tough courses, pathophys and all. It will keep you incredibly busy. We had to do 16 hours clinical a week, as well.
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