What’s a typical day in the life of a nursing student like? To be honest. There’s no such thing. That’s part of what makes a career in nursing so attractive. If you like a challenge— if you’re a “never-a-dull-moment” kind of person—nursing may be for you. Unpredictability on the job demands a certain amount of flexibility on your part and a willingness to switch gears quickly.
As a student you’ll spend virtually all of your time in nursing school learning, learning, and learning some more. Whether you’re on campus, or enrolled in an online nursing school, on most days you’ll have your hands full keeping up with coursework.
When it comes time for clinical rotations, the unpredictability factor ratchets up even more. Depending on the service involved, you could be in for a fun ride, or you might get a glimpse of some of the more mundane, routine aspects of care in a hospital or clinical setting. Even then, you’ll find no two days are the same.