What type of weekly schedule can you expect during nursing school? In this article, I am going to give you a sample weekly schedule I had during one semester of nursing school. It will help give you an idea of how busy you will be and what to expect when dealing with childcare for your children or working at a job.
The nursing school schedule I am going to show you includes nursing lecture classes and clinical rotations. During this semester, I took the following classes: Mental Health Nursing, Maternity Nursing, Pediatric Nursing, and Care of Older Adults. In addition, each of these classes had a clinical rotation that complimented the lecture course. As you are about to see, I was very busy Monday-Friday.
It is important to remember that every nursing school program is different in what classes they require, if you attend full-time or part-time, and which semester of nursing school you are completing (some semesters are busier than others). This will help give you a general idea.
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Weekly Schedule for Nursing Students
6:00 am – 2:00 pm: Clinical rotation for Care of Older Adults at a nursing home
8:00 am- 12:00 pm: Lecture class for Care of Older Adults
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm: Lecture class for Maternity Nursing
6:00 am – 2:00 pm: Clinical rotation for Maternity Nursing on an OB-GYN unit and newborn nursery
8:00 am – 12:00 pm: Lecture class for Mental Health Nursing
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm: Lecture class for Pediatric Nursing
6:00 am – 4:00 pm: This clinical rotation rotated out every week. In other words, one week I would have mental health clinicals and the other week I would have pediatric nursing clinicals.
Clinical rotation for Mental Health Nursing at a psychiatric ward
Clinical rotation for Pediatric Nursing on a Pediatric unit & Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)
As you can see, I was very busy and was committing 40+ hours to nursing school. This was an abnormally busy semester (not all semesters were this busy). As a side note, I didn’t work much during this semester because I barely had any time for anything else. I spent every weekend studying, catching up on chores, etc.
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