Is it possible to go to nursing school and work full time? - page 2
Hello there, I am considering a career change and going back to school for nursing. I will have to take all of my pre-reqs like A&P and Stats. I think I can take those in the evening and still... Read More
0Jun 13, '09 by LiveYourDreamsI worked 20 hours a week while taking my pre-reqs. I started with full-time, but had to cut back because I did not have enough time to study. I want to stress how important your pre-req grades are. You need to be able to give 100% because grades can hinder you from getting into a nursing program, seeing how it is so competitive.
I took anywhere from 12-19 credits and still managed to maintain a 4.0 G.P.A while working part time. However; I am single, have no kids, and basically had no social life while accomplishing this. It did get a little rough the 2 terms that I took more than 3 classes. I use ratemyprofessor.com to research my teachers, trying to get ones that had a teaching style that meshed with my learning style, and I also wanted to stay away from any really hard teachers, simply because I didn't have the extra time to dedicate to their classes. Good luck to you.
0Jun 14, '09 by SpatializedIt is possible, but it isn't pleasant. Sleep is a foreign thing when you do so. I did it because I had to, working 2 jobs, combined full-time through the end of school having worked 1 job full time the first year. It sucked, weekends were non-existent and I had to make time to study, but when you need to do things, you'll figure a way out. That said, would I do it again? Ummm...h*ll no! Lucky for me though, my wife is a rockstar and we didn't have kids, so your mileage may vary.
0Jan 16, '10 by purplefetishIf you have a computer with DSL and a home phone, you can do what I do www.workathomeagent.com. It is a customer service job in which calls are routed to your home. It's actually a pretty fun job at times; and you can study between calls. Hourly minimum wage pay and work whenever you want. Just have to make sure its quiet. I start school May 2010 and this is going to be my job. Hope this helps!!!
2Jan 16, '10 by MNRN2009I took all of my general classes before starting the nursing program. I did those part time in the evenings while I worked my Mon-Fri full time job. I was lucky enough to get accepted to a nursing program that had evening classes as well. So I was able to continue to work full time while going to school full time. It was hard and I wished I didn't have to work but I made it. It can be done.
0Jan 17, '10 by lilwbprincessWhen I went through my program I was working between 12-24 hours per week as a CNA and at times it was rough. School takes a lot time and potentially one could work full-time if their program allowed for it. My program was M-F, all day, most days. So I would say play it by ear unless you need to tell your employer now.