Time Management

Time Management

Use A Calendar                                      

  • Monthly calendar to plan long-range assignments such as exam dates and due dates
  • Weekly calendar to stay with a regular schedule

          -Fill in times for school, sleep, meals, and work. Circle hours                                    

           that are free for study.  Allow time for recreation.  When & where

           you study is key - stick to it.

  • Daily calendar - helps set priorities

          -Write a "to do" list the night before - number items in order you

          want to complete them.  Include everything you need or want to

          get done the next day.

Identify Time Wasters                                                                   

  • Procrastination
  • Excessive socializing
  • Distractions - focus on managing your time and completing tasks

Reference:  Meltzer, M. & Palau, S. (1993).  Reading and study strategies for nursing students.  Philadelphia, PA: 

                    W. B. Saunders Company.