I'm a pre-nursing student, starting school in July. Right now, I'm taking A&P 2 in summer session 1. I'm one of those students that HAS to work..no ifs, ands, buts about it.
With me in A&P 2 every day except Friday and working full-time, I'm getting a little taste of how it will be in nursing school
..and I'm not liking it! I am SOO tired! Luckily, I'll only be taking nursing courses since my sciences will all be basically done (I can take my last one - microbiology - next summer). And I heard the 1st semester isn't too bad.
But, I'm so tired now and barely have time to study. We do 1 chapter a lecture day (2 a week) but 2 days of lab..but I know we'll be going through more chapters during the week in nursing school. Also, nursing school classes will be longer.
Luckily, I'll be working a per diem job (as a substitute teacher) so if I don't feel like going into work..or need extra study time, I can take a day off and not have to worry about telling a boss. But, that's 1 day less of pay. I also babysit now and will continue to do so..and possibly pick up a weekends/nights job.
I have no choice so please don't say "work less hours - school is more important", etc. I know school is important..but having a place to live, eating and a car is equally, if not more, important. Please let me know how you balance everything..and most important, squeeze more hours in the day!