Full time work AND school? - page 2

Interested to see if any LVN/LPNs are planning this during their transition to RN? If you have actually done this and made it thru (with your sanity and marriage) intact, your comments would be... Read More

  1. by   TheCommuter
    I work full-time weekend doubles (16-hour shifts on Sat. and Sun.) and currently take 15 credit hours worth of classes at the local community college. It is nice having Monday through Friday off.
  2. by   jodyangel
    Well I just got a call from our schedule person where I work..and she offered me a weekend position of Sat and Sun 7pm-7am. I said No at first..thinking I could not do the "stay up all night" thing at this point in life.
    Well after discussing it with hubby I called her back and accepted it. They will pay me an extra 12 hrs for the weekend, so I'll be working 24 and getting paid 36 Plus get benefits which I'm without at the moment. Plus, you get double time for any shifts you work during the week. So I figure I'll do a shift during the week and make out ok. I am worried about the working all night thing tho..anyone have any good advise about that?
  3. by   General E. Speaking, RN
    Quote from jodyangel
    Well I just got a call from our schedule person where I work..and she offered me a weekend position of Sat and Sun 7pm-7am. I said No at first..thinking I could not do the "stay up all night" thing at this point in life.
    Well after discussing it with hubby I called her back and accepted it. They will pay me an extra 12 hrs for the weekend, so I'll be working 24 and getting paid 36 Plus get benefits which I'm without at the moment. Plus, you get double time for any shifts you work during the week. So I figure I'll do a shift during the week and make out ok. I am worried about the working all night thing tho..anyone have any good advise about that?

    Sounds like a sweet deal! I work days so as far advice for staying up all night... coffee?
  4. by   jodyangel
    Oh yeah Coffee is a Def LOL!!!
  5. by   Jack Burton
    I work full time (2 12's and 2 8's) as a CNA. I work the night shifts so that Ican go to school and see my pregnant wife and 2 year old. I go to school M-Th, so sleep is sparse at best. That is OK, the military got me used to that, and exercise, coffee, and energy drinks do their part as well......
  6. by   deleern
    I have worked full time and gone to school full time. The $$ were just a small part of why i worked full time WE NEEDED HEALTH INSURANCE. if i didn't need that i would have just went to school.

    I am starting my 3 year. One year for my LPN and then I did all my Co Required classes and electives. and now i just have my core RN Classes.

    My Marriage of 28 years is intact. I have one son in college. and a daughter who is an LPN

    Yes you can do it and still have a life.... Life happens wither you like it or not. ;-)
  7. by   tgb3rn
    I can only tell you my story, but I am obsessed with getting this done. I work as an LPN-C (IV certified) 72+ hrs a week. Three 12hr night shifts at a Hospital and three 12hr nights as a charge nurse at a Nursing Home. I have been a LPN for only 2yrs and have completed The Excelsior program in that time, I am only waiting on a test date for my CPNE (clinical exam). I am Married and have 3 children. My wife, yes I'm a MALE nurse, is in LPN school full time right now as well. SHE is not able to handle work and school at the same time. Everyone is different in what they need to make it happen.
    Good luck in whatever way you choose to do it.
    Tom
  8. by   tirzo13
    I would say half of my RN class was single with children and worked full time at the same time as school.
    I myself am amazed by that, i think women are so much stronger and driven and focused than some of us men.
    I had a hard time working 2 days a week and going to school.
    i pretty much lived on my credit cards during RN.
    we had a few failed relationships during the time, but i think they would have failed anyway.
    we also had 2 births right after school finished.
    its hard, but school and full time work can be done.
    guess it also depends on the program.
    some demand much more outside time than others.
    my careplan each week took me about 2 hours.
    my girlfriends school, they each spent at least 10 hours on their care plan each week.

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