What days & what times do you go to school/clinicals?
I am going to be starting nursing school... eventually.. lol
Personally, though I do absolutely have the desire to be a nurse, God is above everything...
I have church Thursday nights at 7:30, and Sunday, 2-4, and Bible study Friday at 7:30pm...
Those are things that are going to take place in my life no matter what I do, along with my prayer life...
I just wanted to make sure that most nursing schools are during the week and dont go that late.. at least on thursdays & fridays..
Thank you guys
Mar 8, '07
It will really depend on the program you go into. You wouldn't be able to attend the program I go to.
I'm in class 3 nights a week. I have clinicals every other weekend and that includes Friday night preps.
At orientation (remember we were all accepted and knew what we were getting into) a woman raised her hand and asked if she had to come to clinicals on Saturdays because she was 7th Day Adventist.
I understand you want to go to Church but you knew this was an evening WEEKEND program...you aren't that special. She made it through about 1 semester and dropped out for a variety of reasons but never made it to a clinical semester.
So it really depends on the program but please make sure you know the exact hours before you sign up. You don't want to get in and find out later on that it's not going to work.
You also need to figure out if a working schedule will be something that is doable in the future. You need to think about whether you expect to get a position that does not require Sundays or work the 3rd shift. If you work in a doctor's office you should be fine though they might expect some evening hours. If you work in a hospital it might be very hard to get out of working every Sunday unless you do 3rd shift.
I wanted to add with working...you need to realize that it's entirely possible that you will be expected to work a couple Sundays a month. As a new grad you will have a hard time getting a perfect schedule if there are a lot of things you need to work around. You need to be able to be flexible. Sure you could get lucky...but I wouldn't plan on everything going perfectly right out of school. I would figure out if you would be okay possibly missing a lot of Church time on Sundays.
Last edit by IrishIzCPNP on Mar 8, '07