working your way through NP school - page 4
Good Morning all! I was wondering....is it possible to work your way through NP school? and if you did it, how many hours per week/shifts per week were you able to work while maintaining your... Read More
Dec 29, '06I have to agree that it is hard to work full time and go to school however it is not impossible. I am not by all means one of the smartest people in the world but I do have responsibilities. The number one is family. In the FNP program that I am in, we go to school every week and do 240 clinical hours. The last semester requires 480 clinical hours. Those hours do not include class time, clinical time, study time, and the multiple papers and projects that are required. Despite all of that I have to put in 36 hours of work a week to maintain my insurance and to keep the utilities on. It just depends on what you have to do. If you don't have to do it, then you want it and if you have on other options other than to do it, then you really have no other choice.
Jan 3, '07I worked full time while completing my FNP program part time. I was a slave to my(80% scholarship), which, now that I am finished, I am glad I did. However, when clinicals began, I had to work weekends only and take lots of reserved PTO. I have a very supportive husband who was a huge help at home. I have to add- all of us got sick towards the end of the program, so take care of yourself. You have to know what you can manage physically and mentally and you have to work efficiently.