Taking a class on top of work and home obligations is a challenge, but it's a doable one. These study tips for nursing school will help you ease into your new schedule:
As you start to plan your BSN degree, talk to your advisor about how many credits you can manage in the first session. Then use these nursing school tips of good time management to get everything accomplished:
Going to school online helped me by allowing me to still work a full–time job and take care of my family. Even though the program was online, I had full access to faculty. The recorded lectures were very helpful as were the printed study guides. Registering for classes was convenient and painless. Attending courses online helped me give my family the time they deserve. I did not have to worry about childcare to attend a live class. The amount of hours required to get the work done was reasonable. I was able to work full time, and occasionally work extra hours, take care of 2 small children, spend time with my husband and kids, and complete chores around the house. Online is the only way to go when you live a busy life. I have encouraged many RNs to give JU a try!”
Kim Samson, RN, BSN
When you attend a brick-and-mortar college, advisors encourage you to get involved with campus clubs so you can make friends. It actually improves your graduation rate if you do. Having a study buddy works the same way for online nursing students.
Study buddies help you get more from your classes, and they help you persevere when you're handling difficult subject matter. Studying together improves your understanding and retention of the material. And if your study buddy is a neighbor, friend or co-worker, you can share your course materials and save yourself some out-of-pocket expenses. What's more, you and your study buddy are a good audience for each other when you need to vent.
The best way to find a study buddy is to tell your co-workers and friends you are attending Jacksonville’s online RN to BSN program. We often see groups of friends from work earning their degrees together.
Now that you know how it’s possible to fit school into your life, request a call from a program representative to get more details.