Quote from joysimone
Ok I also work in NYC but I live in Jersey and just wanted to know how feasable it would be to go there, I was actually going to do LPN and bridge but how feasable is this if you work, like what are the part time hours - just curious. Thanks for the input, really psyched about this.
Personally, I didn't measure any feasibility....I wanted to make a career change. Explained my intent to my wife and just put a plan into action. Classes are Mon - Thur. Mon and Tues from 610 - 10pm (usually out by 9-915pm)...and you have Clinicals on Weds and Thurs from 530 - 1030 (usually out by 915 - 930pm...but some Profs will keep you to the end). Last semester we were offered the option of all day Saturday with having Wed and Thurs off which was helpful come test time. I leave my home at 520am, at my desk by 645am...and usually out the door by 3-310pm to catch a 325pm or 345pm bus to be ontime for class. Yes, I have fallen behind in my work and may have to go in on weekends to make it up. I usually don't get home until after 10pm and sometimes at 11pm if I am studying in the library (closes at 1030pm) so it is not uncommon for my two young daughters to not see me for a couple days at a time.
I opted the ADN RN program over the LPN. Seems the hospitals I had my eye on, favored RNs, with some even no longer hiring LPNs. I have intentions on going on for my Masters so again the RN program was best for me.
I live mostly out of my car now...LOLOL but I believe in the end...my efforts will be well worth it.
To commute to NY cost me $400+ per month...and I don't get paid OT since it is a salaried position. Bonus' are no more and they have decreased my medical coverage while increasing my out of pocket cost. finding a nUrsing job in Jersey off the bat will save me the commuting cost and the cost to dry clean my suits and shirts.
just trying to give you everything. Let me know if I left something out..LOL