Affording school... - page 3

by afterseason

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Well, I've come to a serious bump in the road. Was accepted to nursing school for Fall 2012 and had my first orientation today. I've been extremely excited, but suddenly I feel like I'm drowning. Here's my situation... I have... Read More


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    Just some words of encouragement - I'm in my third semester of nursing school and I have two part time jobs. (A full time job is too hard to work out a schedule.) Two part times gives me more flexibility. One of them has a fixed schedule and one of them has a changing schedule. I've always been extremely up front about nursing school, tests, clinicals, etc. At the beginning of the semester, when I get my clinical schedule, I make copies and give the days that I will be in clinical to my bosses so that there are no mistakes. I always make sure my availability leaves me study time. And most of all, I take advantage of EVERY free moment I have. I am always working on some sort of goal. I keep a lot of to-do lists, and my planner is my best friend.

    You can do it, it's just a bit hard. But my motto lately is, where's the fun in easy?
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    Quote from katiebear
    Just some words of encouragement - I'm in my third semester of nursing school and I have two part time jobs. (A full time job is too hard to work out a schedule.) Two part times gives me more flexibility. One of them has a fixed schedule and one of them has a changing schedule. I've always been extremely up front about nursing school, tests, clinicals, etc. At the beginning of the semester, when I get my clinical schedule, I make copies and give the days that I will be in clinical to my bosses so that there are no mistakes. I always make sure my availability leaves me study time. And most of all, I take advantage of EVERY free moment I have. I am always working on some sort of goal. I keep a lot of to-do lists, and my planner is my best friend.
    I will definitely have to start looking into some flexible part-time options. It's just very scary having to leave this full-time job that I have been with for years!
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    You need to apply for private student loans. Check out Sallie Mae, thats how I'm paying for school.
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    Do you need to make 2000-2500 a month? If not, you can work Fri-Sun in a restaurant. I have waited tables on and off for 8 years and it seems to be the best place to make the most amount of money in the shortest amount of time. When I worked at Olive Garden, I made at least $150 a night on Fri/Sat night. I would usually work a double on Sat and Sun, then on Fri work 5-close. I would make between $400-$600 in those three days. Restaurants are super flexible and you can always be scheduled weekends and pick up extra shifts during the week if you need more money.

    Good luck to you!


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