Full time work & Full time school?? - page 2

Hello everyone.. I just had a question for all of you who have done this before... I had all of my prereqs planned out & was good to go & be finished by next spring.. come to find out... Read More

  1. by   snowowl
    I am a senior second degree nursing student will be done in Dec 07. I have worked full time the entire time of school....it is not easy and it is a lot of work.

    It is not a task for the weak of heart and it is not fun. But it can be done and being organized is the key to making it happen.

    good luck
  2. by   txspadequeenRN
    work full time, go to school full time , full time wife to 40 year old baby and full time mom to 6 kids.....you can do it..set your mind to it and go for it!!!!
  3. by   dodgerla
    I don't have any kids, but I do have a husband that is similar to one(I love him anyway!) and I work. It's tough, but it's doable. You may have to learn to live with a little less sleep but you can do it. Just remember how nice it will be when it's all said and done!!!!
  4. by   Mexarican
    time is money. if you can do it, then do it. spending ten years (exagerating) to be an RN is not cost effective. Know this, you will need to organize yourself but it can be done. The one thing you will notice is that spontaneity will go out the window! During normal times you can deviate from your schedule and be ok, but when you are carrying a full load as such if you deviate you will pay! It can be done. i took my last year of pre-reqs (sophmore yr) fulltime (fall-14 credits and spring-15 credits) and i worked full time, 40 hrs a week and i have a two yr old at home. I organized my self and STUCK with it because i didn't have spare time to make up anything i didn't get done when i planned to get it done. Now i'm starting my nursing program in Aug.!

    Mex
  5. by   Lisky90
    Alot depends on what kind of work you do. While getting my first degree, I worked as an EMT...very flexible and depending on what type of area (rural vs urban) you work in, will determine how busy you are. You usually get paid whether there are calls or not...which means when there are no calls you have time to sleep or study. While getting my second degree I worked as a limosuine driver (working in the field I had my 1st degree in wasn't an option, certainly not full time - not flexible, no downtime)...again, I could drop people off for dinner, a concert, etc...and study while I waited. Both paid great and allowed for very flexible scheduling which allowed full time work to be a possibility...and I had three kids who were 8,7 and 3 when I started school.
  6. by   kasia2
    My nursing program coordinator advises not to work more than 20 hr per week..
  7. by   MAmom81
    Thank you, you put it perfect!!! A lot of people tell me that it's going to be hard to work and go to nursing school but I want to be nurse sooooo bad!!! I
  8. by   MAmom81
    I know it will be hard to work and go to nursing plus raise my two boys 5 and 3 years old!!! but I want to be a Registered Nurse soooooo bad that I will not let myself get side tracked or defeatedAny advice that anyone would be greatly appreciated though!!!
  9. by   Ladypie
    Hi- I am not sure if I interpreted your post correctly. Did you say you took college level English while in high school? Why aren't you getting credit for those classes now? General education classes usually transfer. The only thing I have noticed is that many schools will not transfer in a science or math that is old. But an English should transfer easily, and 5 years is not that long ago. I transferred all my prerequisites and they were 15 years old and more!

    Anyway, I think working and nursing school will be hard. Everyone is different, but if you can choose to not work, you will be slightly less stressed.

    Good luck!
  10. by   joshuaha
    I worked full time all through nursing school. I was lucky in that I worked a t a hospital as a tech. I worked Friday-Sunday and went to school/clinical Monday-Thursday. I also managed to train for my half marathon that I am running to celebrate graduation (20-25 miles/week). After all this, I still managed to keep my grades up and I am graduating with a 3.9! If I can do it anyone can. Don't listen to what they tell you about not working full time, It can be done!

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