How many work and go to school??? - page 2

I am a full time nurse manager and a Part time FNP student. I have my plate full and my head is spinning half of the time b/c i am so busy or stressed with work or school. Does anyone have a... Read More

  1. by   JBudd
    I work 2 12s, nights; single mom, 3 kids, homeschool 2, Boy Scout Ast. Scoutmaster, Girl Scout leader, "Mom's taxi" driver, take Tae Kwon Do, etc. So, I only take one class at a time, on line so I can do the hours whenever I have time. Will your job let you cut back your hours? My hosp. has partial tuition reimbursement, would that help if you cut back your hours? Good luck!
  2. by   rouqie
    I also long with 3 of my other friends work and go to school. Some times we don't get the best grades but right now all of us are single with bills to pay so we do what we have to. I have been a nurse for 3 years and before that i was a nursing aide while giong through school. I actually think it's important to have some clinical experince before you enter nursing so that you know what you are getting into. All I can say to you for hope is just keep trying, it's bound to get better.

    I do have a question though, I am a LPN working towards my RN. I am enrolled in classes in a local college but I was wondering if anyone knew of a good on line course for LPN to Rn. It's really getting hard to rearrange my work and school schedule. so any suggestions would be greatly appreciated:Present1:
  3. by   mom and nurse
    I work full time 8 hour days (ha ha) 5 days a week. I go to school part time (2 classes at a time). I'm married with teens. I've almost survived my first semester in grad school (ANP).
    :hatparty:
    mom and nurse
  4. by   jeepgirl
    Quote from rouqie
    I also long with 3 of my other friends work and go to school. Some times we don't get the best grades but right now all of us are single with bills to pay so we do what we have to. I have been a nurse for 3 years and before that i was a nursing aide while giong through school. I actually think it's important to have some clinical experince before you enter nursing so that you know what you are getting into. All I can say to you for hope is just keep trying, it's bound to get better.

    I do have a question though, I am a LPN working towards my RN. I am enrolled in classes in a local college but I was wondering if anyone knew of a good on line course for LPN to Rn. It's really getting hard to rearrange my work and school schedule. so any suggestions would be greatly appreciated:Present1:
    i have heard excellent things about deaconess college in st. louis for LPN-RN online.
  5. by   twalker
    I also work full time and I go to school full time (grad school FNP). It is hard to balance work, school, and family. A good support system is a must. Stress is just reality, patience is a virtue that will help you. School is so important at this time that I just made it a priority along with my family. And I make sleep a reward to myself because it is rare to get more than 6 full hours of sleep.
  6. by   Cynthia_S
    I work every Sat/Sun 12 hours and at times 16. I take 2 classes at a time but am considering going full time to school Fall 2006 when my last son attends all day kindergarten. I, too, am a single mom of 4 boys- 15, 13, 7, 5. I try and not to think of how I get everything done on a daily basis....just the gold pot at the end of the rainbow.
  7. by   lannisz
    I'm so glad someone defined that "6 hrs of grad school is the equivalent of a 30 hr workweek". I work 30 hours per week in an urgent care clinic and I am in an FNP/MSN program taking 6-8 hours per term. I am married and have 3 kids.No wonder I feel like all I do is work and study! But I know it will be worth it in the end. I actually thought getting my BSN was a lot more stressful and I went to school full time and didn't work.
  8. by   opalmRN
    Quote from JBudd
    I work 2 12s, nights; single mom, 3 kids, homeschool 2, Boy Scout Ast. Scoutmaster, Girl Scout leader, "Mom's taxi" driver, take Tae Kwon Do, etc.

    GOOD LORD, are they giving you some life credit for all of this?

    You are definitely an inspiration to me!!!
  9. by   JBudd
    Quote from opalm
    GOOD LORD, are they giving you some life credit for all of this?

    You are definitely an inspiration to me!!!
    :blushkiss Aw shucks, thanks. I do have fun! And my mother thinks I do too much, so she pays for a housekeeper once a week. Give credit where credit is due!
  10. by   mona b RN
    Quote from opalm
    GOOD LORD, are they giving you some life credit for all of this?

    You are definitely an inspiration to me!!!
    You read my mind. Wow, that is one full plate. I am inspired as well:wink2:
  11. by   rward12
    I'm employed PT at a LTC facility with ppl with dementia and Alzheimer's. However, they are always so short handed that I usually end up working close to 40 hours per week. I usually take only 2 classes a semester. I can't afford to not work and go to school. I married for love instead of money, lol.

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