Hi, just getting started here. I work night shift, so i'm sure I'll be here quite a bit trying to gain insight and gain the edge. Thats all for now!
I'm trying to figure out what kind of night jobs I might be able to find if/when I get into the clinical portion of the local nursing school program. I plan to keep my day job and take prereq courses on nights and weekends or on-line until I reach the clinical portion. What kind of night job do you have? I, too, am in PA, just outside Phila.
Hi, new here. Just ran across your post. I'm a fulltime RN student in clinical, and I work full time third shift. It is HARD. I only have one semester left in school, thank god. My strong advice is to only work part time if there is any possible way to make it work for you. (I know, everyone is probably telling you that.) It is possible to work fulltime and succeed in clinicals, but it is a LOT harder than if you were only working part time. Especially working third shift. I go to work at 2230, work until 0630, change clothes, drive to school or whatever facility I'm at for clinical, study there until about 1500 or 1600, go home, write up the MASSIVE papers due the next day, take about a 3 to 4 hour nap, then get up and repeat the process. It gets exhausting, and I wouldn't recommend it unless totally necessary. Feel free to email me with any questions!!!