One of the questions I was asked was “How many hours a day are you supposed to study in nursing school?”
Well, that all depends. It’s a lot. A LOT.
For me, it’s hard because I never had to study for school growing up. And now, there are hundreds of pages a week that need to be read.
On the first day of school, we were told that for every hour of class, we should spend three hours at home studying. Which is totally illogical. If I had a 9-1 lecture, then that means I should go home and study straight until 1am. Nevermind eating and sleeping!! There are simply not enough hours in the day.
Granted, I don’t have lecture every single day. But still, I also have to work. And that cuts down your time in half. I suppose everyone’s different too, depending on how fast you read, what methods of study you use… etc.
I’ll take a rough estimate and say between 20-30 hours a week? That’s hard. I may have to time it this week and see where I’m really at.
How about you guys? How long do you spend studying? Or, if you’ve already graduated, how long did you spend studying? Soon-to-be nursing students…any ideas on how you’ll block out chunks of study time?
Burning questions needing answers!!