Hello, am I crazy

  1. Hello, I recently got accepted into the accelerated nursing program. Did anyone work part-time during the 15 month course? Am I crazy to think that I can do it. It will only be a data-entry job from home.


    Sand
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  2. 5 Comments

  3. by   EricJRN
    Welcome to the site, Sandy!
  4. by   Tweety
    Yes, you are crazy and it will be difficult. If you can control your hours, then perhaps it's doable. Most people can't work even part time, but when there's a will there's a way.

    Good luck to you.
  5. by   CrufflerJJ
    Quote from sandybakes
    Hello, I recently got accepted into the accelerated nursing program. Did anyone work part-time during the 15 month course? Am I crazy to think that I can do it. It will only be a data-entry job from home.

    Sand
    From what I've heard in talking with accelerated nursing students, it IS possible to work during the program, but very difficult. Many people do not, due to the course/clinical loads. The people that have worked during the program say you've got to have EXCELLENT time management skills. Those people said that 16 hours/week was the maximum they could handle.
  6. by   fleur-de-lis
    If you can possibly get away with not working, please do so! I just finished semester 2 of my 15 month accelerated BSN (halfway there woo hoo!), and only one out of the 20 of us works. She has cut down to only one 12 hour shift per week, and still it is killing her. Her grades have slipped, although she is still doing well, she could be doing better. This semester has almost done it for me, there is no way I would have survived and worked even one day a week. It might be better for you since it is a data entry home job, but I still would not recommend it. You might find out too late that it is too much to handle, and by that time you might not be able to pull your grades up. Good luck, feel free to PM me if you have any questions on acc-hell-erated programs
  7. by   nurseangel47
    Hi and welcome to allnurses. Without a psych consult, we don't know if you'd be considered "crazy" or not! It helps to be a little bit wacky if you're going into nursing, tho'! LOL
    You'll need to hold onto that bit of wackiness to maintain what sanity you do have to stay "sane" in the world of nursing...if you take it too seriously, you'll end up in the looney bin!

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