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    Is it possible to be a nursing student/have a nursing career and also have a rich leisure life? I do climbing at the weekends, go to the gym 4 times a week . Would I be too tired to do all this as a nursing student? I hear students saying its really hard work and tiring so Im wondering will it take over my whole life:confused:
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    it really depends on your speciality, what uni you go to, weather you do dip or BSc and how much work you put in/need to put in outside of placement/class.

    generally you do have time to do other stuff. you are not at uni/placement 24/7. alot of my friends are current nursing students and they always say to me that if you stay organised you will have a good amount of spare time. the only down side is that you get very few hoildays.
    one of my friends is doing mental health nursing (2nd yr) and she is managing fine with her course she also volunteers with me at the weekend, attends church every sunday and works once a week for extra cash and she is getting top marks in her year. she is not ovr worked or unhappy - she is organised.

    yes i imagin sometimes nuring student have to drop alot of ECs to concentrate on getting assignments handed in on time and to do night shift placements but generally they have a happy social life.
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    i know medics who still manage to have huge social lives.
    and i imagine studying medicine is a fair bit more intense than studying nursing.

    its all about not procrastinating or just generally wasting time
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    (Original post by didgeridoo12uk)
    i know medics who still manage to have huge social lives.
    and i imagine studying medicine is a fair bit more intense than studying nursing.

    its all about not procrastinating or just generally wasting time
    You'd be surprised
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    (Original post by didgeridoo12uk)
    i know medics who still manage to have huge social lives.
    and i imagine studying medicine is a fair bit more intense than studying nursing.

    its all about not procrastinating or just generally wasting time
    Nah you don't have to work full time for 20+ weeks doing medicine.
    Probably close but I would say Nursing beats it especially in the first year, although you could argue that the work it harder if not more in quantity (I don't know this though not having done medicine or much of Nursing lol.)

    Shouldn't be much harder then having a full time job and doing EC's, like the above poster said I'm sure you could find time if you're organised . You may be too tired to do things like gym though after placements as they can be very physically demanding.
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    (Original post by didgeridoo12uk)
    i know medics who still manage to have huge social lives.
    and i imagine studying medicine is a fair bit more intense than studying nursing.

    its all about not procrastinating or just generally wasting time

    lol, what??
    Nursing is bloody difficult and you have to do loads of work placements and have long hours etc, it's not an easier subject because it's easier to study


    Anyway, my mum was a nurse and she said that getting into her work placement for 5 in the morning till late at night made her just pass out when she got home lol
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    (Original post by Natasha_c)
    Nah you don't have to work full time for 20+ weeks doing medicine.
    Probably close but I would say Nursing beats it especially in the first year, although you could argue that the work it harder if not more in quantity (I don't know this though not having done medicine or much of Nursing lol.)
    most of the medics i know, (first and second years) do about 70-80 hours a week in total (including lectures, writing essays, learning stuff supervisions, labs, dissections etc etc)
    never met anyone doing nursing though so cant really compare.
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    As a nursing student you are expected to do 37 and a half hours on placement along with coursework of assignments ect. However, you are not always on placement, so I guess as long as you are good with your time management, it may be possible to still do whatever you want with respect to outdoor pursuits etc.
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    It's not too bad- some sacrafices have to be made, I manage to do my assignments (early too!) pass exams, and also hold a part time job and play for the nurses netball team- aswell as going to the gym, and being in the knit soc! So it's not all work and no play, but you do need to prioritise, i know there are going to be weekends when i can't work, and i have to fit my shifts with my part-time job, and there are weeks i can't work at all, but it's ok! It's all about time managment
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    I used to be a paramedic student (which is even more intensive than nursing) and I still managed to play rugby and do archery at least once a week plus going to the gym and being a first aider and logistics co-ordinator with St John Ambulance. I also managed to get all my portfolios and assignments done easily on time.

    As others have said it just a matter of prioritising and time management. If you go out on the piss every night you will struggle. There were quite a few people on my course who were out every other night and so became behind on their placement hours and kept having to ask for assignment extensions.
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    I had plenty of time when I did physiotherapy though I think nurses are on placement more
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    (Original post by goodLife)
    I had plenty of time when I did physiotherapy though I think nurses are on placement more
    They are and at irregular times too.
 
 
 
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