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How to Balance Life and Nursing School

Jul 19, 2017 | Harrison College

How to Balance Life and Nursing School

It's no secret that nursing school is challenging and time consuming. It can be difficult to balance nursing classes with all of life's responsibilities, but it's not impossible.

Follow these tips and you'll be able to balance your education with work and family.

Don't Procrastinate.

For college students at various stages of life, there's a constant desire to procrastinate on homework and studying.

Maybe it comes from television shows that glamorize "cramming," or maybe it's the appeal that traditional students see in having independence for the first time. 

The thing is: cramming doesn't work, and will only make you miserable. Instead, spend an hour or two per day outside of classes studying.  

Not only will this help you maintain a healthy school-life balance, it will also help you succeed in classes. That's because cramming for exams doesn't work as well as taking the time to study throughout the semester.

So don't just study hard, study smart and take the time you need throughout the semester. You'll have better grades and a better school-life balance. 

Block Out Time For Life.

Just as blocking out time to study is essential, you'll need to block out time for day-to-day life to maintain a healthy school-life balance.

It can be tempting to spend all your time studying. If you're an overachiever or a non-traditional student looking to make up for missed school time, this pressure can result in letting the rest of life fall by the wayside.

Blocking out times throughout the week to devote to friends, families and hobbies is a great way to have a healthy relationship with your nursing classes.

Consider the things unrelated to classes you plan on doing throughout the week. That could be playing with your kids, grabbing dinner with friends or watching the latest movies.

Then make sure you're taking the time you need to do these things. While they might not be as important to your studies as school responsibilities, taking the time for yourself is just as important as taking the time for your studies.

So don't burn yourself out.

Check Out Support Services.

There's no shame in admitting that nursing school is difficult.

Most colleges and universities offer support services to students. These include financial aid and academic support.

Financial aid can help you avoid having to tack on extra work hours to continue your studies. This can make a huge difference in building a healthy school-life balance.

Similarly, our academic support is there to remind you that you don't have to go it alone. If you're struggling with classes, it may be that you're not studying efficiently.

Having the support you need will help the material you're studying really click for the first time.

Ready to Earn Your Nursing Degree?

It can be difficult to balance life and school, but earning your nursing degree is worth it. A college degree significantly increases your income and can help you build the life that you've always wanted for you and your family.

Whether you're applying to school for the first time or you're deciding to get back to school, this is not a decision you'll come to regret. Apply now to take control of your future.

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