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Students commonly ask variations of the following questions: "Is it possible to work while enrolled in the nursing program at my school full-time?" "Should I work while attending nursing school?" ... Read More

  1. Visit  meanmaryjean profile page
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    It can be done, and I think it gives you focus and helps you prioritize - good skills to have.
  2. Visit  rubato profile page
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    I worked 1 or 2 12 hour shifts per week, plus took 2 extra (non-nursing school) classes per semester, plus have a hubby that works tons of overtime and can't help at home, plus have a child, plus have a father on hospice care. You get done what has to be done and move the rest to the side. I'm almost done and can say that I have no idea where the last 2 years have gone.
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  3. Visit  Nursing2102 profile page
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    I started working 2 days a week (16 hours a week) when I was half way through nursing school as a CCP (Aide) at a hospital. Two days a week was more than enough for me. I would go in extra here and there when I had some down time (rarely) but any more than that and I may not have been able to keep my head above water.
  4. Visit  TheCommuter profile page
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    Quote from rubato
    You get done what has to be done and move the rest to the side. I'm almost done and can say that I have no idea where the last 2 years have gone.
    I can attest to this, as can most others who have gone through nursing school. When one is a nursing student, time seems to fly faster than the speed of light.
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  5. Visit  Mwgamble profile page
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    I work a 40 work week right now but when my clinicals start I will slack off on my hours!!!!
  6. Visit  lovejunkie25 profile page
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    What grants and scholarships did you apply for? I receive a pelle grant but it doesn't help too much. Jst recently had to quit my job too so this is why I'm wondering.
  7. Visit  Dancingqueen94 profile page
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    This thread is so interesting to read! I'm finishing up my second semester of a BSN program right now and I am getting burned out. I started the year working 24 hours per week at a hospital as a CNA but I found that to be quite a bit for me personally. I talked with my supervisors to see if I could cut back my hours any at all and they could only cut me back to a .5, or 20 hours per week. This still seems to be quite a bit for me, but that is just me personally. My BSN program is pretty intense with some high expectations and I feel like I have not been able to make the time commitment to it this year that I should have. I think I will continue to work through the summer, and then see if I can either become a PRN CNA or find a job that is more flexible. I do still live at home with my parents but I buy most of my own groceries, toiletries, pay my own bills, etc. I also commute an hour each way to class. Come fall semester, I will be on campus 3 days per week but if I stay as a .5, I will need to work the remaining 4 days each week. Still trying to figure out what to do....
  8. Visit  ninjakat2115 profile page
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    I have really enjoyed reading everyone's comments on this thread. The work-or-don't-work issue has been on my mind recently and I'm still unsure of what the best choice for me would be. I have noticed that many in this thread mention that they try to balance school, work, and family. I was curious, how many of you are involved with organizations on campus? The way I see it is that since I'm attending a traditional school with a 4 year nursing program, I should make the most of the other classes and activities that are offered on campus because once I graduate and start working, these will no longer be options. I'm already committed to 2 organizations on campus and have a couple jobs lined up (some healthcare related, some not) but I'm not sure if I can maintain my involvement and work while also maintaining my almost 4.0 GPA. Anyone else struggle with this? If so, how did you manage to coordinate everything?
  9. Visit  WCSU1987 profile page
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    Going to try take prerequisites and first year at 36 hour's working 3X12 night's with rotating weekends. Working variable 24's right now day, eve, night's 3 day's a week not 100% sure what would work best will see.

    Figure if too much can transition to a 2X24 night position which would be one weekend and one weekday a week. I rather do 16's, but none offered where I work.
  10. Visit  augurey profile page
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    I knew I wouldn't be able to work in nursing school. Several years ago I tried working full time and going to school, and I just couldn't do it. Granted that was several years ago, and I've changed a lot in that time, but now I also have a toddler and soon a newborn. I'd rather not risk my education in trying to juggle too much right now.

    Financially, it's scary for us. We're one income, low income at that, and there's a possibility my husband may be out of a job by September. We're scared out of our minds, but we also have a really strong family support system as well as that he has some contracting work he can do in the fall and get a lot of hours. He has a hopeful job prospect. Otherwise it's scary, but we know we have to get through this as we will be far better off after school. Provided I get graduate and get a job. I don't expect to be bringing in tons of money, but we'll be far better off than we were before, and I'll be doing something I've wanted to do for many years.

    So we're accepting that we need to take a few steps back to be able to move forward. Though we do have a small safety net.

    I agree that it's not something that everyone can do, but we fortunately have both of our families support in me quitting my job to do this.
  11. Visit  tori3195 profile page
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    I currently work as a patient sitter or care attendant. We care for psychiatric patients or older confused patients that are a harm to them self. I work as a casual so I work when I can, which is helpful during school. You don't need a certificate to do this job. We have some responsibilities that NAs have but not all of them. We mainly sit in a patients room for 4 or 8 hours with them and make sure they are safe. Nice part is we can bring textbooks with us and study
  12. Visit  vintagemother profile page
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    Quote from tori3195
    I currently work as a patient sitter or care attendant. We care for psychiatric patients or older confused patients that are a harm to them self. I work as a casual so I work when I can, which is helpful during school. You don't need a certificate to do this job. We have some responsibilities that NAs have but not all of them. We mainly sit in a patients room for 4 or 8 hours with them and make sure they are safe. Nice part is we can bring textbooks with us and study
    I had a job like this during my prereqs! It was awesome getting paid to study!! 😀
  13. Visit  AcclrtdBSNstudent profile page
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    Not if you are in an Accelerated
    BSN program.



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