How to work while in nursing school?

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    Hello everyone,

    I am planning to work while in nursing school (I will be starting this coming Winter 2013) and while I have found plenty of threads about the possibility or impossibility of working while in nursing school, no one has really talked about HOW they were actually able to manage the 24 hours given to them in a day to cram class lectures, taking care of their children, studying and going to work all at the same time.

    So if anyone out there has been able to work while in nursing school (and I know that there are many of you very strong and diligent guys out there ), please tell me how you were able to manage it all while keeping your sanity.

    Thanks for your time!
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    I think you are going to my school, because i recognize your name as one i have responded to before. Anyway, if you are, it is totally doable to work while in school. The schedule is pretty random, so if your workplace is flexible, you will do fine. I would suggest that you keep a schedule that includes all of your class events and specific times you plan to study so you dont let it slip. Also, save as much money as you can right now so if you have to limit your hours later in the program you can still feed yourself. Trust me, second quarter is death. A bunch of really smart people failed out because they tried to take on too much.

    Good luck! PM me if you have specific questions about BC.
    grownuprosie
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    Get place A, B and C in place for childcare.
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    Childcare and a very flexible schedule. If you're a high energy person, that helps too. I would also minimize work hours too. I wouldn't do more than 24. If you can work at a hospital and just do 2 12 hours that would be great!
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    I was lucky enough to find a PCT job that is only weekends. So I get 2 12's and I don't have to mess up my sleep schedule to work! I was worried I would have to work nights. I haven't started classes yet, but I have my school/work/study schedule all set up already. Having a set schedule saves me from a lot of stress.
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    Quote from SuperMeghan91
    I was lucky enough to find a PCT job that is only weekends. So I get 2 12's and I don't have to mess up my sleep schedule to work! I was worried I would have to work nights. I haven't started classes yet, but I have my school/work/study schedule all set up already. Having a set schedule saves me from a lot of stress.
    That's an awesome schedule! I wish I was able to work that shift in my job, but my other coworker got the job. However, I am able to work three, 8-hour shifts (Saturday -Monday) and I am hoping that this schedule would offer me enough flexibility during nursing school.


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