I work with a girl starting her first semester of an advanced nursing program (16mos). She absolutely has to work FT b/c she is a single mom (with deadbeat dad) with three children. She is having to do careplans almost nightly and leaving work to go to school and then picking her pts at 8pm for the next morning.
Anyway, needless to say, she is sooo burnt out. She was sick this week, to boot.. As a fellow NS I can commiserate but I am not in an accelerated program, don't have kids with a deadbeat dad, and don't work FT.
Anyway, I offered her any help with academic stuff and said if she needed a day off to let me know, because my schedule is much more open than hers. Unlike her, I have a supportive husband and am not financially hurting (although it's not growing on trees either). She was appreciative of the offer but did not seem too excited about giving away shifts b/c she needs the $$.
Ok, my question is...how much can I really offer to help her? I thought about watching her kids, but I guess her mom helps her out there. Then I thought about working a shift for her, but letting her get paid for it. Is this crossing the line, I mean, would it be wrong to suggest that?? I don't know if she would accept, but this is the only way I can think to help her other than doing her homework for her????