Working in nursing school. - page 2

Hey everyone. I am currently a pre nursing student. I wanted to ask everyone how possible it is to hold a job while in nursing school. How do clinicals work with your work schedule? Is there much... Read More

  1. by   soontobeeRN
    I am a BSN student who graduates this May. I have worked full time my entire way through school. It helps if you can clump your days together (I work Thursday through Sunday) and then have days off together to get things done. Truth is you could have 6 free days or 2 a all depends if you use your time wisely. I pay for everything myself so working part time was not an option for me. I do very well in school--it is possible!
  2. by   crossfitnurse
    I don't eat cookies I'm Paleo sorry.
    And no I don't want a pat on the back, people make it sound impossible and all nursing programs do it scare the crap out of you before you even begin. It's possible to work, it's possible to do ALOT at once.
    Depends on your personality type and your ability to maintain balance and focus on multiple things at once.
    It's possible, if you WANT it, it's possible.
  3. by   donk
    Personally I found that I spend a lot of time struggling with guilt.. I should spend more time with my kids but I should also spend more time studying. I am so fortunate to have a supportive husband and student loans so I don't work because its easier for me to focus on what I need to for school and my family. That being said I know there are a lot of people in my program who do work. A lot of them have cut back on their hours but some of them do have kids and work full time. I think it's a personal thing and what is realistic for your situation. If you have to work then you find a way. Good luck!! Hopefully you are able to find what works best for you.
  4. by   Darielle
    Thank you all so much for your responses. I have three young children and a husband, and we are moving 70 miles from home just to have more familial support while I embark on this journey. I lol'ed on the unicorn thing. I just want to do the best I can, and I don't want to work while I. The program because I do want any spare time I have to be with my family. We are currently talking about what we can do in order to make this (not working) happen. Best of luck to all of you, unicorn and normal folk alike.
  5. by   gathrightRN2b
    I am a first semester nursing student and I have to work to support myself and pay for school. I work roughly 40 hours (Fri-Sun. Three 13 hour shifts). Thankfully,my work lets me take off before exams so I can be prepared. You just do what you have to do and prioritize everything. It's definitely possible. Goodluck!
  6. by   lmharrell75
    Well, I guess you can call me a UNICORN. I have 3 kids, a hubby, a full time 40 hours a week job. I've been taking pre-requisites for nursing school for a year, including A & P I & II, computer classes, CNA classes, and others. I start nursing school in the fall, which I plan to continue working all the way through. All is it takes is a lot of hard work and a can do attitude. You can do it!