I have a plan.... sorry this will be a long post!
I over think everything and tend to try to account for every possible outcome. This is a good thing and a bad thing.
Anyway, currently I work for a Bank. I've been with the company a little over 2 years and may almost $19 an hour plus monthly bonuses(usually $500). I've started my Pre- Reqs and will be applying to my community colleges nursing program spring of 2019 for fall 2019 admission. My ideal program is the schools
night and evening fast-track program which would run from August 2019 to December of 2020.
My plan is to save $100 a pay check starting feb. 2nd until June of 2019 which is will be about $3500, put aside $2000 each from tax refund from 2018 and 2019(thank god for my sons birth lol), and then dissolve my 401k(amount I'll be able to get unknown... I'd be quitting so I can get a hospital position so I'm sure about penalties and such currently between my 401k and pension there $8000 there... but I doubt I get to take even half of that...).
i round everything down to leave wiggle room so with saving and tax money I'll have 7,500. With my 401k I'd say at the very least I'd think I'd get to take home $2500( low estimate) so I'm Hoping on $10,000 to help supplement income when I go part time...
So the point... regardless of where I go it'll be a pay cut... I want to work in an ER/ED when I become a nurse. Do you think getting an EMT certification and doing that for a awhile(working as an EMT) would help my chances? Or should I look for more like a ER tech or nurse aide? I'm trying to think about finances as well and a position that will pay at least a 13-14 and hour... I'm already taking the pay cut so I don't want to make it too drastic Incase something was to happen financially. Ideally I'd want a position I could do 2 12's and have good flexibility during my class schedule while in school(evening and weekend fast track program). I know there are student nurse position at my local hospital(Pittsburgh, pa), but usually they want a semester of clinical... I want to start as soon as possible so I'm shooting to start whatever position I choose June of 2019 prior to the start of the semester.... Any ideas???