Right now, I am working a full time day job as a draftsman and attending Ivy Tech in the evenings. I am currently in my second semester at Ivy Tech doing pre-reqs for the nursing program. As indicated by my user name, I am switching careers at a late stage in my life. Not long ago, my company announced that it would shut down the plant within this coming spring so I decided to pursue a nursing degree. There is very little manufacturing opportunities here but lots of jobs in the medical field.
My question is directed to those who are currently in the nursing program or recently graduated. When I talked with my advisor at school, she indicated that the nursing program was pretty much a full time activity (at least for the first semester or two with clinicals and all). How difficult is it to work and go to school at the same time? Does the schedule get easier after the first or second semester? Have you worked as CNA's or something similar while attending school? I'm looking for any helpful input. Thanks