Stay with good paying job, or go with LVN program??? NEED ADVICE..... - page 2

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Stay with good paying job, or go with LVN program??? NEED ADVICE..... Well I was really excited I got accepted to a LVN program (which starts in 2 weeks, sept 5th). I got the letter in June. Then in July, I got an offer for a job... Read More


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    Quote from Soon2bRN_Cali
    yeah I can do both, my LVN programs during the day M-Th (fridays off) from 8-4:30. then I can work in the evenings, probably 6-10, my work says its up to me how many hours I want to work and when to start, because I am per diem, I tell them my schedule for that week, if I'm free, then between those hours I want to work they can call me when they need me to come in, but if I can't do a certain week, example if I need to do my clinical in the evenings, then I let them know in advance and they won't call me.

    are you're students overwhelmed with the program and working at the same time... is it doable?
    It will be hard. Many days you will cry and want to slam you head against the wall you are so tired/frustrated. Still you can do it.

    I worked full time 3:30-11ish and got home close to midnight. It helped that the calls in our call center fell off around 8:30pm. I also sweet talked the IT guy into giving me internet access at my computer terminal to do my research/communicate with my classmates and Word/Excel/Powerpoint to type up my homwork!

    I had to be at hospital clinical (not nursing, but scrubbing) dressed and sitting in OR report at 6:30am. I had one free day a week that was eaten up writing papers and catching up on sleep/cooking/laundry/housecleaning

    Just keep thinking about the prize at the end. BLOCK EVERYTHING ELSE OUT! The sleep deprivation, the lack of money, the body aches, the piles of laundry, the less than spotless house, the kids eating mac & Cheese four days in a row....etc.

    You can do it. I don't know you, but I really believe you will make I this time!!!
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    Quote from sunnyjohn
    It will be hard. Many days you will cry and want to slam you head against the wall you are so tired/frustrated. Still you can do it.

    I worked full time 3:30-11ish and got home close to midnight. It helped that the calls in our call center fell off around 8:30pm. I also sweet talked the IT guy into giving me internet access at my computer terminal to do my research/communicate with my classmates and Word/Excel/Powerpoint to type up my homwork!

    I had to be at hospital clinical (not nursing, but scrubbing) dressed and sitting in OR report at 6:30am. I had one free day a week that was eaten up writing papers and catching up on sleep/cooking/laundry/housecleaning

    Just keep thinking about the prize at the end. BLOCK EVERYTHING ELSE OUT! The sleep deprivation, the lack of money, the body aches, the piles of laundry, the less than spotless house, the kids eating mac & Cheese four days in a row....etc.

    You can do it. I don't know you, but I really believe you will make I this time!!!
    thanks so much for your advice and support. That's why I love this forum, because there are a lot of people that knows what you're going through.

    My work has internet access at my work, that's why I'm on it right now at work, when things gets slow of course.

    thanks again!
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    How many bay area people are out there. Soon2, it sounds like you're thinking of going to Western Career College. I just came back from a 'seminar' there and was deflated to say the least. I was orginally told it was a 9 month program (it's 15) and it's $30,000. WHOA. They also prefer you don't work. That's fine if you're 18 and Mom and Dad are footing the bill, but as it is I have to work 2 jobs (helping my pre med niece till March) I looked up Los Medanos College in Pittsburgh and there not taking LVN students till Spring of '08. Looks like truck driving school for me. I wish there was an ROP program in Northern California for us minimum wage earners. Best of luck to you anyway.
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    Quote from Soon2bRN_Cali
    are you're students overwhelmed with the program and working at the same time... is it doable?
    It does not appear that people are overwhelmed. The good thing is that we usually have notice prior to exams, and can do our reading and studying over the weekends.


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