HOW MUCH TIME SHOULD I PLAN ON SPENDING ON CLASS ASSIGNMENTS?
For every credit hour assigned for a class, students should plan on spending 2-3 hours of non-class time completing assignments and studying. For example, in a traditional 3- credit-hour course, a student should spend 6-9 hours working on the class during their own time. A basic English Composition course can be reviewed as an example. Some students did not need to spend six hours a week to finish their assignments, whereas other students needed more than nine hours to complete everything. Each student will be a little different when it comes to the specific number of hours needed to be successful.
The 2-3 hours per credit hour calculation generally holds true for our nursing program. Students enrolled in 14 credit hours of BSN coursework will spend 28-42 hours a week completing class assignments and studying. Some students may need less time. Others may need more time. We advise students to closely examine their work and life commitments to decide if they have the free time necessary to start, and be successful, in a full-time BSN program. If the schedule is tight, we encourage students to consider our part-time enrollment option instead.