I am going to a one year lpn program in July and will be trying to work two days a week at my current job and every weekend. I don't know how this is going to go because I'm not going to have any days off at all but ya gotta do what ya gotta do.
But how did everyone else get by when they were in nursing school
? I have thoughts about loans and just working part time, but I have to work and still support myself. I am a single mother with a two year old and have a car payment and insurance and a few other bills that I definitely have to meet every month.
May 5, '09
I've been a topless dancer for the last 7 years, also a single mom of a 10 year old and I am 3/4 way done with my LPN. I work one night a week and bring in $400-500 a week. It's totally per diem, I have even managed to do most of my prereqs for my RN, and I get mostly A's. I only do bachelor parties and I only go topless (the companies I work for are great and know that I have my boundaries, so they won't send me to a party where the guys are expecting "more" than a show) I can still pay my bills, get my son to football, baseball, and get the housework done. My boyfriend HATES it, but I haven't found any other reasonable alternative for my situation until I get my LPN license. Bartending is also a great way to earn money, but you have to find a place that's hiring and to get just weekends when the most money is to be made takes time, something most of us don't have too much of. Being a full time student and a single mom is a lot of work but it will be worth it in the end to have a great job that you love!
Last edit by jaysmom on May 5, '09
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