Need sound advice pls...

  1. I'm a BSN graduate & a Registered Nurse in the Philippines.I'm still processing my papers so I can take the Florida State Board,NCLEX-RN exam.Presently,I'm working as a nurse-extern in one of the biggest hosp. here full time,$10/hour.My biggest problem is,I cant find time to study anymore coz I'm too tired & exhausted from work.When I'm studying by myself,I got too sleepy.Honestly I'm not learning much in my hospital experience,& I think it's not helping me to pass my exam.Do I need to quit my job,& concentrate in my self-study?The hosp. doesn't want to reduce my worktime coz I sign as a full time.What is the right thing to do,I'm so confused...
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  2. 7 Comments

  3. by   maizey
    Your priority needs to be studying to pass the boards. How would you live if you quit your job? Is there someone to help with your bills? If not you will need to continue to work some but you must find time to study or you will be doing this work for a longer period of time. Also, if you have someone that study with you that has always been a plus for me and it might help you to stay awake. Good luck.
  4. by   Rustyhammer
    I guess it would depend on how badly you need the money and how easily you could get a job again if you needed to.
    Could you take a leave of absence for awhile to study and then go back to work?
    -Russell
  5. by   Brownms46
    I agree with both of the above. Also...maybe if you can find a job...that would meet your financial needs...I would do that...since your present employer doesn't see the need to help you out with decreasing your hours. I must say here...that the thing that helped me passed boards, was being able to see the situations in the questions asked. What I mean is...that a lot of the work you're doing...will be just as helpful on your exam. Don't discount it the work you're doing...as it will come in handy.
  6. by   Jenny P
    The only suggestion I have would be to go to the hospital medical library or else the public library to study, and then promise yourself a treat after you have studied for a certain period of time-- say, maybe after 1 1/2- 2 hrs you could go get a latte at the nearest coffee shop (or whatever).

    I have found that there have been times in my life when I could not stay awake if I was studying at home- or the distractions were such that I HAD to leave home to study!

    If all you are doing is working and sleeping, could you be depressed? Sounds like you have a lot of pressure on you right now and are feeling trapped or something. Take care of yourself, please! We need you!
  7. by   Cynthiann
    Just wanted to say hi to a fellow pinay. I don't have much advice though since I will just be starting to go to school next week. I'm worried about having to time to study around my two little boys.

    Good Luck!
  8. by   ALBY
    I have a husband here w/ a salary of $17/hour & works full time.We have a 6 yrs. old son.I feel that I'm trapped w/ my situation.I already asked my husband to help me w/ the household chores,only until I pass my board exam.He says he has no time,but he hang-out w/ his friends every Frid. & Sat. drinking beer & went home 2:00 early in the morning!And come to think of it,my whole salary goes to him,coz he's the one doing the budgetting in the house.What makes me more upset,I don't even enjoy a cent of my salary.It makes me feel miserable,he has time to enjoy himself & I feel like a martyr.
  9. by   Jenny P
    Alby, my heart aches for you. No wonder you feel trapped! You need to be assertive-- take charge of your life and your salary. Do you have someone you can talk to at work? Would it help if you and your husband tried marriage counselling? Do what you have to to gain control of your life. And make studying a priority.

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