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by jazon77 jazon77 (New Member) New Member

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Just wanted to know if nursing is going to take up all my time. I occasionally like to play video games and so far I've gone through a semester in the nursing program while playing video games. Next semester I will be taking 4 nurses courses, in which 1 is a clinical course. Will I still have time for video games? PS: No, I dont have a girlfriend. Would I like one? Yes ;)

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Nursetastic has 4 years experience and works as a RN- Med/Surg, ICU/CCU.

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Better plan on putting the games away until after you pass the NCLEX. Unless you have the type of personality that will turn off the games, no matter what, after a set amount of time. No more than 30-60 minutes a day probably. Though I went to school with a few people who drank like fish and partied 2-3 times a week and 2 of the 3 passed and are great nurses now. It is all about how disciplined you are to turning the games off and studying.

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jazon77 works as a student.

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Yeah i definately know when to turn away from games, just didnt know if i would have time for any me time.:sneaky:

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Skips works as a Registered Nurse.

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Yeah, definitely. My husband got through his program and he still played video games. I got through my first semester playing Skyrim. It's totally doable. :D

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jtboog2003 has 3 years experience and works as a CNA/MA.

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Yes. There is down time to enjoy yourself and do whatever you want. In your case it's playing video games. For me it's watching movies. I don't think it's a good idea to just study, study, work, with no time for enjoyment. I studied this past semester yes, but I also did things I enjoyed as well. As long as you can find the balance for you, you should be fine.

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chorkle works as a Perpetual Student.

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What will take up all your time, is what is important to you. Whatever is important to you (& NS doesn't seem to be it), the time spent on it will not even be noticed. If (NS) seems a problem to you, you may have a problem.

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rubato works as a RN.

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Everyone should have a little time for something: video games, children, a spouse or girlfriend/boyfriend, a job, exercise, cleaning. I just found that I only had time for school and one or sometimes, barely, two of those things. My son and husband were okay, but the house, exercise and any "me" time was out. So, if you don't have a girlfriend, and school is your only thing, of course you should have some time for video games.

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I play World of Warcraft myself. I am currently going into my second semester. To successfully pull it off, you need to be disciplined. I would play WoW and listen to my lectures at the same time. Also, you can use whatever game you play as a fun break when you are studying. Spend 1 hour studying, and then take 15 minutes playing the game.. or however you want to work it. I will spend 2 hours studying and then take an hour for the game, depending upon whether I have an exam or not. Bottomline, if the games take over to the point where you spend more time playing the game than studying, it's time to stop playing the games. :)

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Luckyyou has 8 years experience as a BSN, RN and works as a RN, CCRN.

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I played World of Warcraft and had time to raid end-game content throughout all four years of nursing school. There is a way to make time for any hobby you have, you just need to plan ahead a little. As long as you're passing the classes, you will be fine.

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Esme12 is a ASN, BSN, RN and works as a Emergency / Trauma Nurse.

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I would hope that being in nursing school you would be able to have a level of maturity to know when tp play games and know when to put them down.

I wish you the best on your nursing journey!

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My little brother just finished Level I in his PN program. The PN program is through our public school district, though. A&P, nutrition, and other classes are taught IN the program.

Throughout the whole semester, he took time to nap, watch TV, and go out every other weekend or so. He got an B+ in Fundamentals and an A in A&P.

This was not to say nursing school is easy--we all know it isn't! He did have nights where he was struggling with care plans and was borrowing my stuffed animals to practice skills on. He just studies smart...not hard.

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