I agree 100%. Had very, very, long days and nights.
It was tough. Many hours. Back in my time, everything wasn't under one roof. We had the Nursing school for clasess, the Dental school for Anatomy lab, another college for a few courses, seperate Medical building for classes and the hospitals or clinincs where we trained. Then we had to go to the hospital before going home at end of day to get our patient assignments for next day. So spent that night doing Care plans and research. It was awful! Required mega amounts of caffeine. The School and our instructors were tough. Professionalism only allowed.
Oh, we didn't have computers or cell phones. Everything done manually and with stacks of books.