working while in nursing school

  1. Is anyone who is in a 2 year nursing program also working?
    I am curious as to your experince with work and studying.
    I will be starting a 2 year nursing program in Aug of 07 and will graduate in May, 09. I will be taking about 8 credits per semester to complete this program. I will have all the other classes completed.
    For some of us we need to work to pay tuition. Others of us must work because we need the health insurance benefits. I am in both categories and have no choice but to work. I currently am a nursing assistant in a hospital setting working 6, 12 hour day shifts per 14 days.
    I have enough time off coming to get the days off I would need for clinicals etc and can switch my schedule with others to accomodate needs.
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