Hi all, I have just been informed that I am in for the clinical portion of the nursing program for next Fall.
There is also a chance if there are three drops from the program that I could get in the program Spring.
I need some advice. I work at a large university with a medical school 20 hours per week and I also am
a mother of two kids (8 & 12yrs). I am allowed to set my own work schedule as long as I am available
to my boss for an hour three days per week. This means I must work three days during the work week
with at least one of my working hours falling between the hours of 11:00 AM and 4:00PM. I am able to
get to work at 1:00PM after my clinicals two days a week and work until 6:00PM and I will have one day
per week off of school to work 8 hours during the normal workday. I also should mention I work an hour
from the nursing school and my home so the commute time must be considered as well.
On paper, it looks like I can be to all my classes and clinicals and still make it to work, but I am
worried about the stress. Luckly, I only have to take 11 credits at a time because
I have completed all my other courses. The other point about working is that I am able to study for 30
minute blocks of time and I have access to the giant Medical Library.
What do you all think? Is this a workable situation? Am I crazy to try to do it all? Should I quit work and
take a loan out for living expenses?