Got offered a full time job, but got accepted to prestigious university.

  1. Earlier last month I lost my job.

    I decided to start putting out applications. Then I decided just out of the blue... "You know what I am going to go get my RN at my dream school! Why not?!" Since I don't want to be a LPN anymore.

    Well I didn't think much about the jobs I applied until one nursing home decided to call me for a job interview. So I decided, "Okay no harm." Went and had the interview on Wed. and I felt it turned out good. They were looking for mostly PRNs, so I figured that would be the best, since I would be PRN, and then went on my merry way. Not really caring if it was PRN, and if it was I might turn it down. I never told them however that I was going to transfer from my online school to Shawnee state, just because of the fact I might not get into it. And I figured that since it was PRN and over an hour from my house I would politely say no and thank you.

    Well the big bomb hit, because they want me for a full time position at the nursing home, paying me $22.50/hour. I nearly tripped over my feet, because I have never been offered that my in my life!!!

    So I need to figure out what I need to do, because I don't know if I should accept the position or not. Especially if I might have to quit by August for school!!! I never expected them to give me a FT position at all!!!! I also really need the job, because of the fact need a income!!! So I don't know if I should tell them that over the weekend I got a letter I applied for a university I got accepted to and I decided to accept. Or just refuse all the way. Or see if there is a way where I can work on the weekends. And then go to my university over the week!!!

    I let my dream of going to my school of choice slip through my fingers twice. And I am NOT going to let it slip a third time!!!! But I right now I am trying to figure out if I should tell them of me going to school at my university. Or just turn down the job.

    Really need some advice, because to me this is a big deal. I never expected to be offered a full time job. Since I only expected a PRN.
    Last edit by ambereyes1987 on Apr 16, '13
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    About ambereyes1987, LPN

    Joined: Feb '12; Posts: 15; Likes: 1
    LPN, Nursing Student; from US
    Specialty: 3 year(s) of experience


  3. by   rtx723
    I will assume that you're an LPN. If you're single, you can try to work both at the same time. It's doable. I managed to work full time and go to school full time.
  4. by   uRNmyway
    Can you take your nursing classes part time? Is the fulltime position day or night? 8hr or 12hr? All things that would make a difference.
    But yea, if you say your dream is to get your RN, then I really think you answered your own question...