I recently got into nursing school, and my work right now is not too demanding. Over the summer, I've also received a job as a part-time night shift cna at a long term care facility. I'm very excited but I'm also in the process of trying to adjust.
I want to get into a healthy routine, and balance work and school. When I was asked which day I would like to work, I told them friday and saturday nights (10 pm to 6:30 pm). I'm taking 12 credit hours, and I have one afternoon class on mon, a morning and afternoon class on tues, and the same for thursday. All in all, it does not appear like it would be too much to handle, but I understand that things will get more challenging as the semester advances forward.
Therefore, I want to ask all of you Night Shift CNAs, or even Nurses for some advice, because I'm not exactly sure what I should do right now. I just woke up from a night of rest, and my shift/first day of work begins at 10 pm. I work once this particular week. Should I go back to sleep? I planned to study today. Or should I study, then take a nap for certain amount of time for each activity, and make that into a pattern?
Any bit of advice is welcome!