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    quote from aachavez
    [color=#ffffff]a[color=#f0ffff]pply for every grant, scholarship and every bit of money out there! unless you're like me... i applied for a county grant, so they put my unemployment payments on hold. so while i'm waiting to find out if i got the grant, i'm not even getting my unemployment anymore, which is my only source of income. i'm so beyond frustrated. but i'll get thru it....

    you can save a bundle buying used books! at my program, you can be a tutor (once you pass your some classes with a high enough gpa), would be super nice since they are much more able to work around your class schedule, and might look good on a resume.
    sell fluids[color=#ffffff]! [color=#f0ffff]blood[color=#ffffff], semen[color=#ffffff], [color=#f0ffff]plasma, etc. carpool with classmates if possible. pack lunches, make coffee at home. give up some of teh fun extras like netflix, dinners out, movies, shopping (unless very neccesary stuff), but keep in mind it's only temporary! a little sacrifice here and there can go a long way.
    Quote from hecallsmeduchess
    i'm sorry but that was so unexpected that my drink flew through my nose! you do have many good points though.
    whenever i hear or read the word "semen" i instantly hear this song in my head "yo ho yo ho...a pirates life for me!"
    Last edit by NF_eyenurse on Jul 6, '12
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    Quote from imintrouble
    Live simply!You need less cash.You need to work fewer hours for that cash.Fewer hours mean less opportunity for frustration.Now if I could only convice my family to give up their Net Flix, Directv, cell phones, internet, and vacations.
    I wish I would have thought about this more in nursing school. (hindsight is 20/20 right?) Instead I got in debt up to my eyeballs, we had a home/mortgage, I quit my job to go to school full time and we lived off one income but took out loans. We still went camping alot, we used to ride quads in the desert often during fall and winter, had our disneyland annual pass. I would have done things differently knowing what I know now. Oh well, can't change the past, you can learn from it though.
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    @ nursefrances - LMAO! Now the pirates song is stuck in my head. LOL!
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    I'm really in a bad spot. What should one do when one's only credit card is maxed out & one has no job? I only used my credit card to buy toiletries...you know, the bare necessities pretty much. Now my kids are miserable because we're eating out of whatever cans of food were in the pantry. I know it's only one more year, but yikes! That's a lot of scraping the barrel.
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    Too funny! "...selling your gametes.." sounds so, um, nerdy but true right?! Your comment definitely made me lol but it is only because those are my sentiments exactly. There are lots and lots of prequalifications so hopefully it will ease the urge for most. Just all too funny! I am already thinking about taking lunches, investing in a new fave and much larger java holder etc. Whew! I'm pretty okay in the finance department at home with my honey but all of this adds up quickly!
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    Quote from Paco69
    I hear they pay like $5,000 for donating your eggs, just sayin' ... too bad that was never an option for me, I would have happily provided like a chicken
    Oh. My. Gosh. I thought I was the only crazy person who serious thought about doing that! Unfortunately the closest egg donating bank is like 6 hours away, and I know that because I looked it up! Lol too funny.
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    "Tired Broke & Frustrated" explains me perfectly right now. Between entrance Exams, applying to nursing schools & not to mention trying to pay for it I'm EXHAUSTED. When they say nursing school is hard competitive & not anything to be played with they mean it.

    Can't wait for scrubs and a cold hospital, that's when I'll know that all this paid off! Lol
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    Quote from DonnieT
    "Tired Broke & Frustrated" explains me perfectly right now. Between entrance Exams, applying to nursing schools & not to mention trying to pay for it I'm EXHAUSTED. When they say nursing school is hard competitive & not anything to be played with they mean it.

    Can't wait for scrubs and a cold hospital, that's when I'll know that all this paid off! Lol
    YES! Nice and cold lol that's what I'm talking about :-P
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    I babysit whenever possible. It's flexible and I can bring my own kids and utilize the time I'd be spending taking care of them anyway to make a little extra cash. If I get to babysit at night even better because I can study while the baby sleeps and without thinking about how much laundry I have to do like when I'm at home. And it's pretty easy to book jobs because who wouldn't want someone certified in CPR, and on their way to being a nurse to keep their kids?
    I still struggle though. I just haven't been able to give up my starbucks (meet there to study with classmates reguarly), or my eggs : ) and my family refuses to give up cable, and netflix.
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    I was lucky enough to have a part time job where my employer would allow me to schedule my work hours around my classes and clinical schedule each semester. Granted, its a very small practice where I was the only secretary for the first 2 years I worked there. Once more secretaries were hired, my hours got cut back to 10-15 hours a week, and around 7-8 hours my last semester, but at least she still allowed me to work. I also have had a babysitting job with the same family for the last 5 years, so that gave me some extra money each month. I would say to try any small jobs you are offered. I even did some house cleaning for one semester during my undergrad.


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