How many hours do you work while attending nursing school? - page 3

I'm currently unemployed and taking prereq's for nursing. I have money to pay for school (over $9,000 from the military) to get by ADN will cost about $5,000 that's for EVERYTHING, supplies, books,... Read More

  1. by   Gigglesforall
    I work 24-30 hours per week (the night shift) in addition to my 18 credit load of work. Sometimes it seems almost unmanageable but it feels good to be able to work my way through school debt free and since my job is a non-health related job it's good to get away from that sort of thinking once in a while and concentrate on other things. I couldn't imagine having a family or a husband though! I commend all those who do find time and energy to make it work!! Good luck to all and keep your sanity!!!


    ~Jackie
  2. by   Genista
    Wow! I am inspired after reading what many of you are doing.
    I am back in college now, taking 11 units (1st time in school since I graduated 5 years ago). I work 27-30 hours/week as an RN. I feel it's completely manageable, and am planning to go to 15 units in the Fall. Everyone is different, though. We each have to decide what we can handle. I know I couldn't handle much more than that without sacrificing my personal life. I guess it all depends on the support and responsibilites you have.
    I don't have kids, but I do have a husband. I like to factor in some time for my personal life & hobbies. With my current schedule, it's entirely reasonable. But I did not work at all during my "clinical" semesters of nursing school. If you can get away with not working, it will be so much nicer. You can really focus on your school. But....we all gotta do what we gotta do. If there are bills to pay, you will have to find a way to make it work.
    My applause to all of you who work while attending school...and with families to boot! Impressive!
  3. by   BranRN
    I thought I had it hard, but compared to you guys I guess I shouldn't complain as much. I am in school full-time (last semester, yah!) I work around 20-25 hrs/week. Just depends on my clinical days, etc. I am always so busy and tired. I don't see how you guys with families and a house do it, I do admire that.

    Keep up the good work everyone!!

    Brandi
  4. by   memphisgurl
    I work 40 hours a week, plus take call every mon., wed., and sun. I'm in nursing class tues., thurs., and sat. not including the times I have to spend doing computer lab or mandatory work for school.

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