I am just two semesters away from starting nursing school
(RN)- I am almost finished with my pre nursing classes. While taking a full course load of pre-nursing classes I have managed to work full time and maintain a 3.8 gpa. I don't have any children but am married. My question is how realistic is it to want to work full time during nursing school. I have to go full time as there is no other option. I am curious how other students have handled the cost- I have my tuition paid for but I am worried about the general cost of living. Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
Mar 8, '05
I have successfully finished my first semester of nursing school
. I must tell you that it is possible to work and go to school concurrently, but I personally could not do it. I also worked through all of my pre-req classes, but was able to quit when nursing started. And though my husband and I had to sacrifice some things, like a summer beach vacation, etc, it was worth it. Nursing courses are unlike any class you have ever had before. You will need hours every night to read, study, and practice.
I realize that some people have no choice and must work, and I admire their drive. It would have been next to impossible for me.
I am also married with no kids (besides my puppy.) If you have a choice, I would consider not working. It would be one less thing to worry about.
Last edit by abmsam on Mar 8, '05