I'm ALL STRESSED OUT OVER A CLASH BETWEEN WORK AND MY RN PROGRAM. My classes are in the eves and weekends. For the most part this works out great. Unfortunately ,at the beginning of each semester there are quite a few days that require us to attend Practice sessions in the clinical practice lab .(DURING MY NORMAL WORK HOURS)
I had my first class of the semester tonight and my class was informed that we need to attend a mandatory lab Demonstration on Inserting cathaters, Sterile bandages ,and injections. we get tested at the beginning of each semester in order to be able to go to our assigned clinical/hospital sight. The demonstration is from 3:30 to 8:30 pm. I work 9-5 , so I have to call in sick from work .My company is not flexible when it comes to re arranging hours.
My office manager doesn't like it when people ask to leave early (even if I Offer to work through lunch)and often says no to others that have asked, otherwise i would just do that. I am afraid that she will say no,that she needs me there and I don't want to chance having to miss the demo.
I have made a strong commitment to school and basically will do what ever i have to to finish. Even if it means possibly losing my current job. (HEY! THERE'S ALWAYS UNEMPLOYMENT IF THEY FIRE ME RIGHT?
Realistically I know that My Nursing school is my future(not the job I have right now, but I still feel guilty and stressed by having to make these desicions.. Does anyone else ever have this problem????
Sep 4, '02
I have encountered the same problem more or less. My job is not flexible at all. I am also in a weekend/evening program...these programs are designed (supposedly) to accomodate working students.
Sorry to say this but I think you should have resolved this issue berfore starting school. If the employer is adamant, then you should have found a new job that accommodates your school schedule. Know someone in same boat; she now doesn't have a job and cannot pay her rent.
It would seem to me that she did resolve this issue before starting school. That's why she enrolled in the evening weekend option. That's a mute point though. At this point, I would seriously look into becoming a nursing assistant or other hospital related position. School should be your focus. Good luck to you.
Last edit by TCW on Sep 4, '02