Nightshift & Grad School?

  1. 0 I have just started my classes for my FNP. They are going great, problem is, I have just began a new job and am getting ready to flip to nightshift. I am looking forward to working nights for various reasons, but hesistant about how that will work with grad school.

    I should add that I am only going part-time, have 7 hours. Each class meets once weekly except for one that is entirely online and only lasts half a semester, it finishes in October.

    Throughout my entire school experience, I will never have more than 7 hours. I don't begin the NP clinical rotations until next year, so I could probably get days by then if I need too, but even then I will only have the one class or so. What do you all think? Is it possible or am I crazy for even trying? Anyone else worked nights and went to school?
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  4. Visit  Jayla profile page
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    Just wondering--have you considered weekend option?
    Jayla


    Quote from LOVERN
    I have just started my classes for my FNP. They are going great, problem is, I have just began a new job and am getting ready to flip to nightshift. I am looking forward to working nights for various reasons, but hesistant about how that will work with grad school.

    I should add that I am only going part-time, have 7 hours. Each class meets once weekly except for one that is entirely online and only lasts half a semester, it finishes in October.

    Throughout my entire school experience, I will never have more than 7 hours. I don't begin the NP clinical rotations until next year, so I could probably get days by then if I need too, but even then I will only have the one class or so. What do you all think? Is it possible or am I crazy for even trying? Anyone else worked nights and went to school?
  5. Visit  cgfnp profile page
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    Quote from LOVERN
    I have just started my classes for my FNP. They are going great, problem is, I have just began a new job and am getting ready to flip to nightshift. I am looking forward to working nights for various reasons, but hesistant about how that will work with grad school.

    I should add that I am only going part-time, have 7 hours. Each class meets once weekly except for one that is entirely online and only lasts half a semester, it finishes in October.

    Throughout my entire school experience, I will never have more than 7 hours. I don't begin the NP clinical rotations until next year, so I could probably get days by then if I need too, but even then I will only have the one class or so. What do you all think? Is it possible or am I crazy for even trying? Anyone else worked nights and went to school?
    I did it. I went full time school and worked full time, although that was a little nuts. (at times I saw bats flying around my head and thought Indians were chasing me)
  6. Visit  candyndel profile page
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    Did you consider an on-line degree? Then you can go to class at whatever time works for you. There are MANY reputable schools that offer on-line graduate degrees. I highly recommend on-line learning, it is the epitome of adult education!!
  7. Visit  nursemomruns profile page
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    Quote from LOVERN
    I have just started my classes for my FNP. They are going great, problem is, I have just began a new job and am getting ready to flip to nightshift. I am looking forward to working nights for various reasons, but hesistant about how that will work with grad school.

    I should add that I am only going part-time, have 7 hours. Each class meets once weekly except for one that is entirely online and only lasts half a semester, it finishes in October.

    Throughout my entire school experience, I will never have more than 7 hours. I don't begin the NP clinical rotations until next year, so I could probably get days by then if I need too, but even then I will only have the one class or so. What do you all think? Is it possible or am I crazy for even trying? Anyone else worked nights and went to school?
    I did it. I worked 12-hr shifts so I had to work fewer days and could have more days available for clinicals. I worked midnights for two days a week and days for two days a week. Grueling, but I did it. You'll find a way to do it, too. You have to accept that for those clinical hours, you're not going to have much of a life outside of school and work, otherwise it can be frustrating.
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    Quote from nursemomruns
    I did it. I worked 12-hr shifts so I had to work fewer days and could have more days available for clinicals. I worked midnights for two days a week and days for two days a week. Grueling, but I did it. You'll find a way to do it, too. You have to accept that for those clinical hours, you're not going to have much of a life outside of school and work, otherwise it can be frustrating.
    Thank you all for your reply. I am looking forward to going to nights, just ready to get accustomed to the change and settled into a routine. I will only have one clinical per semester, once I get that far, the first ones I can manage-they are 60 clinical hours for assessment, 120 hours for peds, 120 hours for adult, then a 300 hour practicum. I am hoping to save up enough PTO time for the 300 hour practicum, so that will help cut down on the hours I have to work each week. My boss is extremely flexible with my schedule and me being in school, so that helps. Just having to adjust to everything I guess, the added stress and business, but I suppose in the end it will all be worth it.


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