Nursing School while still working? - page 2
Hello, I am asking about this on the general discussion board in order to get the feedback from those of you that have been out working in the field a while, in contrast to the people still in... Read More
0Sep 17, '11 by NurseLoveJoy88Working while in nursing school is not hard, the most difficult part is maintaining a set schedule.
2Sep 17, '11 by mama_dYa know, I get so tired of people in the nursing programs telling students that they can't work and be successful. Plenty of people do it.
I'm not saying it'll be a cakewalk, but it's certainly do-able. I've managed damn near a 4.0 in my pre-reqs while working OT regularly and managing a family with for young kids...baby is about to be five and older three are finally all in middle school. I had to start out all over again b/c I went to a for-profit for my LPN and no credits would transfer. The first time around we had two under two, I was going to class/clinicals Mon through Thurs 8 hrs a day and working 2 12-hr night shifts a week...and breastfeeding to boot...and graduated top in my class.
Nursing classes start for me in the Spring, and I'll be either working OT at the hospital or going to have to get a second part-time job to cover the expenses. I've got more going on family-wise as well, what with kids in sports/drama/choir etc...so I've just gotten myself comfortable with the fact that my grades might not be up to my usual standards.
IMO, nursing school isn't easy, but it's not like going for a degree in astrophysics. Figure out what way of studying works best for you, give it what you can, and prove all those who say you can't do it wrong.