CPhT2RNstudent 6,814 Views
Joined Apr 24, '09.
Posts: 218 (21% Liked)
Food stamps, medicaid, utility assistance, sell your house and live on campus, your current student loans will go into deferral, tighten your budget. Go on a prepaid cell plan (no taxes and cheaper) rather than an expensive $100+/month plan. Get rid of your wife's cell phone. Get her a a free cell from something like assurance wireless, sell stuff you do not need. You will do fine. you do not want to accumulate a lot of debt. The last thing you want is a good income and to still live check to check. You may want to use retirement. You likely can use it for school without having to pay the 10% early withdrawal fee (check with a professional for your circumstances). Those are a few thoughts.
I don't know about the other graduate programs since I haven't done them but if you are in CRNA school then don't get a job. It will likely only save you a few thousand and can endanger you ability to get through a rigorous program.
I just finished it a week ago. I work full time (36ish hours/week) as an ICU nurse, and have 4 kids, and I am married. I did the program without too much trouble. There is no hurry, you can take as few of classes at a time, and take a semester off in between if you like. It is as good of a program as any I would say. You can do it!
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