Im in my 2nd semester of nursing school
, and I'm taking OB, Pharm,Med- Surg, and a Gerontological nursing class that is online.
I have also been offered a CNA position in LTC and I would be in memory care for dementia patients. It's 2nd shift from 3pm-11pm (partime) and they will be working around my school schedule. However, I'm not sure if I should really be working when nursing school is hard enough and this is an evening position. I'm usually in bed by 10: 30pm or sometimes 8 or 9 p.m when I have to be up early for clincal or class.
I'm not really sure if I will be to handle working and nursing school ( I already have 3 exams next week). All my other classmates either went per diem/ prn or decreased their hours of work because this semester has been a beast. Im scared to not take the job because my mom has been sending me money every week, and I don't want to continue to be a finacial burden on her when she already has to take care of 4 other kids as a single parent.
However, I dont want to take the job and quit early in and then burn bridges. Plus, I need the experience because I want be an ER tech that will help find an ICU job as an RN.
From everyone else's point of perspective, how manageable would it look to you if I were to take this position?