Would part time work be better? - page 2

I'm about to enter nursing school and of course "plan the rest of my life":chuckle I'd like to know, mostly from all the unhappy nurses out there, if being able to work part time would make your... Read More

  1. by   mjscan_07
    I graduated nursing school approximately 1 yr. ago. I started out working 80hrs per pay period and did that for 8 mths. I was extremely stressed and always tired, I work nights and felt that I never had any free time. I now work 64 hrs. per pay period and although it is still very stressful I at least have some time to myself and I still have full time benefits, plus the added bonus of I can pick up shifts and make more money for coming in extra. I definitely think part time is the way to go.
  2. by   mitchsmom
    I am a new grad, and I plan on falling back to part-time as soon as I can (probably 6 mos to a year). I have little kids so that is the main reason why.
  3. by   GooeyRN
    I have always worked part time or per diem. Although I picked up full time hours, even overtime for extended periods. I like having the flexibility to work less when I got burned out. I could never work full time permanently.
  4. by   lisaofmi28
    Everyone is telling me to start off my first year as a part-timer, what do you think:spin:
  5. by   land64shark
    Quote from lisaofmi28
    Everyone is telling me to start off my first year as a part-timer, what do you think:spin:

    Hmmm...I would think the opposite. I'm still in school, but I was thinking it would be advisable to be full-time for a year or more and then go part time. No? I really don't want to be full-time either. That was very much part of the attraction to nursing.
  6. by   DonnaRN66
    I work 36 hours a week and I would love to work only 32 hours a week.
    I can't afford it though. It is hard maintaining a house and a family. I am so tired. I work in an operating room . Level 1 trauma center. I am
    exhausted.
  7. by   DonnaRN66
    I wish we made more money to decrease our hours. The public think nurses are working because they don't need the money

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