Nursing school and full time job - page 2

I have a question. I work full time and am finishing up my pre-reqs for nursing. When I get into nursing school will I be able to handle the school full time and work part time or should I just quit?... Read More

  1. by   Ortho_RN
    There isn't much I can say that hasn't already been said... If your time management skills are good then you may be able to.. I think if you can survive by working PT then that is what I would do... I am working 24hrs every two weeks and sometimes it seems like too much.. Depending on clinicals, big exam coming up, etc...

    Just do what you can, and try not to overstretch yourself...
  2. by   Peeps Mcarthur
    No.


    I was a 4.0, right now I'm clinging to an 84.5 with 2 tests to go.

    If you really dig the psychosocial stuff, you might just pick it up easily, but the test questions can be far from reasonable. In my program the questions are sort of cummulative to other tests, so if you missed concepts from the start of the semester they will sneak into the current material and blow you up:imbar

    I worked when the semester started, hardly studied for the first exam and got a 94..............86.............76 ...and an 80.

    I quit my job after the 76 and now I wish I had never worked.

    Might work for you, but if you're trying to get the most out of it don't work.

    My program recommends 60 hours a week...........and they really, really mean it
  3. by   Yvonne O. Nwufo
    DEAR SIR/MADAM,

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    YOURS FAITHFULLY,
    YVONNE O. NWUFO
  4. by   arlheart
    As you can see, everyone has a story. Myself, I work full time (4 tens) and go to school part time. The one day a week I'm not at work, I go to clinical. I do have a great boss that will let me "duck" out to go to class if I end up with a daytime class and not a night time one. My wife is very supportive, but she cannot wait for me to be done. The hardest thing is still trying to be involved with the 2 kids and study. Luckily I'm the type of person that needs to have noise when I study, so I can sit in the living room while the kids play and watch TV and I can read. I feel overwhelmed at times and try to remind myself that I have just 2 more semesters. I am doing an accelerated program since I already have a BS in Biology, but I'm only taking 2 - 3 classes per semester so it's the slow accelerated program. Good luck in your decision.
  5. by   BadBird
    Yes, you can do it. I worked full time, raised 2 kids, got a divorce and graduated in the top of my class. My theory is just look ahead not behind, the more you do, the more you can do. Of course, after graduation working a full time nursing job without having to go school seemed like a nice break.
  6. by   teeituptom
    Howdy yall
    from deep in the heart of texas

    Like some have said you can do what you have to do. However more than one time I passed out face down in a nursing book, drooling all over it. Good thing I didnt plan on selling them back to the school.




    doo wah ditty
  7. by   SmilingBluEyes
    Yvonne, welcome to the boards. You can find the nursing/midwifery subjects under the title of that name; NURSE MIDWIFERY. I wish you well. and again, thank you for joining us here at allnurses!
  8. by   nursekdw1
    I have the same question. I will start back to school in two weeks as a full-time student. The college is 60 miles away from me, I lost my job two weeks ago. The job that I lost hours kept me away from my 1 year old son 5 nights a week. I want to go back to school and finish this time. I will start my new job as a server in 2 days. My question is how do you be successful in nursing school while trying to work, go to school, and be a good mom. I only have three core classes left to take A&P II, Micro, and College Algebra. What should I do?

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