Grades or a Job - Decisions - page 2

by Stephalump 1,229 Views | 14 Comments

I went on an interview today for a non-licensed position in radiology. I didn't actually apply for the job, but they pulled me out of "the file" (Yes, the file is real! I always thought it was code for "the trash) and called me... Read More


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    Take the job! The experience and an "in" is what you need!

    I am in my 2nd semester, have 7 children and a husband (only 4 kids left at home now), I work two 12's every weekend, I am a nursing peer tutor, nursing student advisory board member and Vice President of the student nurse association. I maintain A's and high-B's in school... remember, C=RN
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    Stephalump, I went to grad school part-time while working 45+ hours a week. I had two kids in elementary school and a non-helpful spouse (with a serious, potentially fatal diagnosis around the same time). So my tips are to use your earnings to outsource as much as you can and prioritize. Hire a cleaning person, a "mothers' helper" or get pre-made meals from Costco or Whole Foods or something like that. Have groceries delivered via amazon dot com or safeway. Cut corners wherever you can. Arrange car-pools for soccer praticeand dance class. Prioritize your kids, spouse and grades and let the rest go. It's great that your hubby wants to spend time with you.

    Good luck! You'll be an RN before you know it!
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    Quote from GrnTea
    You know, special procedures/radiology needs RNs...just a thought for later... keep your eyes and mind open and learn all you can ...
    That's exactly what the director of radiology said to me at my interview. The more I thought about it, the more excited I got! It's going to be a great learning experience (and I always seem to struggle with diagnostic tests in school, so it might help in more ways than one!)
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    Ashley, thank you so much for your response! It really brightened my day
    I think nursing school has changed our lives so dramatically, I've been hesitant to bring another big change to the family. But people do it every day and survive (and succeed), so I'm going to go into it with a positive attitude and see where my new journey takes me!
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    Quote from MierKat
    Stephalump, I went to grad school part-time while working 45+ hours a week. I had two kids in elementary school and a non-helpful spouse (with a serious, potentially fatal diagnosis around the same time). So my tips are to use your earnings to outsource as much as you can and prioritize. Hire a cleaning person, a "mothers' helper" or get pre-made meals from Costco or Whole Foods or something like that. Have groceries delivered via amazon dot com or safeway. Cut corners wherever you can. Arrange car-pools for soccer praticeand dance class. Prioritize your kids, spouse and grades and let the rest go. It's great that your hubby wants to spend time with you.

    Good luck! You'll be an RN before you know it!
    Thank you so much for the advice! I immediately looked over at my husband and told him it's time to hire a cleaning service to come twice a week I'm also going to try the pre-packaged meal idea. At the very least it'll save us from eating out more than we already do.

    Life is going to be absolute chaos (it feels like it already is!) but you're right...it'll be over before I know it

    Thanks again everyone for your responses!


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