I want to try to go to Rn school but I have to work my way through it. I will be working weekends only fri sat sun. will this work out for me?
Most jobs would love to have an employee who would voluntarily work all weekend, every weekend!
There are a few women in my class that work 40 hours over fri, sat and sun. I work fri and sat but only 16 hours.
I worked compressed weekends (16 hours Sat & Sun) as an LVN (NeuroTrauma StepDown) for 2 years while completing my BSN. It was only later on that I realized I had gone a full 24 months without more than the occasional single day off. I did this in my mid 20's, with 2 pre-school kids & a wonderfully supportive full-time hubby. It worked for me. Your mileage may vary.
Cutting my hours helped balance me out. I still work pretty much every day but I went from 10+ hour days 5 days a week the first 10 months of nursing school to 20 hours a week now. You should be ok as long as you balance the time that you are off. Only you know your work ethic and what's doable for you before becoming burnt out. Make sure your off/class/clinical days are used for studying and whatever rest you can get and I pray you'll be just fine! Congratulations and good luck
It will also depend on the program. Some schedule clinical rotations on the weekends, so you'll want to make sure that your program is only weekdays, or you can get the time off for clinical.
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