I don't know what to do

  1. Okay, its not official yet, but for sure I'm going to apply for the CNA training my school provides. But being a full-time student & about to be in the training program, I won't have time to volunteer, and I so badly want to volunteer.

    Mondays & Tuesdays I'm at school 7:45 a.m. & won't be done til 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, Thursday & Friday I'm at school 7:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. The training program will be 2:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. starting October 24.

    I don't know how I'm going to do this.

    I could probably fit my volunteer work around 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Thursdays, & Fridays, but the thing is that I can't drive yet..not until mid December.

    Should I hold my volunteer work after training is over? Or what do you guys think? I'm open to any suggestions that any of you might have to help me in this mess right now.

    Thank you in advance.

    -Choua
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  2. 5 Comments

  3. by   Tweety
    Take a wait and see approach. Don't volunteer the first week or two and see how it goes. If you feel you can after a couple of weeks, then go for it. Personally, I think you're going to have a full plate and not have time until you're done. Don't bite off more than you can chew, as you won't be able to give 100% in any of it.

    Good luck!
  4. by   yangkchoua
    Quote from Tweety
    Take a wait and see approach. Don't volunteer the first week or two and see how it goes. If you feel you can after a couple of weeks, then go for it. Personally, I think you're going to have a full plate and not have time until you're done. Don't bite off more than you can chew, as you won't be able to give 100% in any of it.

    Good luck!


    That sounds good enough for me. But what shall I do or say when the hospital calls me? I already sent them a letter asking if I could volunteer just yesterday.

    And I do think I should volunteer after I'm certified (hopefully.) By then, I already have my license, so I can pack my schedule as much as I want. Would that be too much to do? School, work, volunteer all at once? Does anybody else do that? If so, is it a handful? If not, do you still recommend?

    -Choua
  5. by   SummerGarden
    Quote from yangkchoua
    That sounds good enough for me. But what shall I do or say when the hospital calls me? I already sent them a letter asking if I could volunteer just yesterday.

    And I do think I should volunteer after I'm certified (hopefully.) By then, I already have my license, so I can pack my schedule as much as I want. Would that be too much to do? School, work, volunteer all at once? Does anybody else do that? If so, is it a handful? If not, do you still recommend?

    -Choua
    There are many posts of people who work, volunteer, and attend school. Be sure to google on this board to read up on what others are doing.

    I personally work, volunteer, and attend school. I have not received acceptance yet, but as I have waited I have knocked out all of my pre-reqs, co-reqs, and am working on my RN-BSN pre-reqs. By the time I enter either the ADN or RN-BSN programs I will be attending school part-time, working part-time, and volunteering part-time.

    I'm not Superwoman. I am just very organized and dedicated to my goals, which includes improving my family's financial condition. Good luck.
    Last edit by SummerGarden on Sep 29, '06
  6. by   smattles1of2
    How often are you going to volunteer? I just did 4 hours on saturday which didn't take up too much time!
  7. by   yangkchoua
    Quote from smattles1of2
    How often are you going to volunteer? I just did 4 hours on saturday which didn't take up too much time!

    Hmm, I never really thought about that. I guess now that you mention it, I probably want to volunteer Saturdays too since I have so much to do already. Thanks

    And going back to what MBA2BRN was talking about, I still don't understand the whole BSN & MSN. I want to go for MSN, but people say that BSN is better than MSN. =/

    -Choua

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