i have a perdeim job that i still keep now that I'm in school, but I've worked maybe 3 days in the semester. Its really almost impossible to work while you're in school, the amount of studying and time needed to succeed in school is sooooo much more than what nursing school required. It really is overwhelming. I know they tell you you shouldn't work in school and thats because ITS REALLY ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE. We have 5 classes this semester and 19 units, i am literally up every day at 5 even my days off to get started on studying. When you do have a free day here or there, its really a miracle and honestly the last thing i really want to do is go wipe ass cheeks with c-dif patients and deal with onry withdrawing alcoholics that shouldn't have been drinking in the first place but they suck so they do..... Its a balancing act, there are only a few people who work in my class, and definitely only once in a blue moon like for the holiday weekends and all that. SAVE AS MUCH MONEY AS YOU CAN NOW, WORK AS MUCH OVERTIME AS YOU CAN, IT SUCKS LIVING ON FINANCIAL AID, ALSO LOOK FOR ANY GRANTS OR SCHOLARSHIPS YOU CAN APPLY FOR! i didn't really take the grants seriously because i felt like i didn't have enough time to write a paper, but some people in my class got 2000$ + from this. Hope this helps.