Thinking about quiting my job

  1. should i stay or should i go now?
    if i go there will be trouble,
    if i stay there will be double...
    lol
    ok so call me crazy, but i'm strongly thinking of quitting my job. i don't know how the whole cna training process works though, and what if i fail! heck this is only cna classes, how am i going to do it when i start nursing school next fall (if i get in, i'll probably have a lot of prerequisite first)?

    so far my schedule will be as follows:
    monday: school 5p-10p
    tuesday: school 5p-10p
    wednesday: work 9am-close(around 12am)
    thursday: school 5p-10p
    friday: work 10-close (around 10pm)
    saturday: work 10-close (around 10pm)
    sunday: work 10-close (around 12am)
    (ps i get around 2 hour breaks for doubles at work)
    plus in mid october i start cliniclas every saturday and sunday 7am-3pm and then i'd work 5p-close(between 10p-12am)

    just looking at that schedule and knowing i won't have a day off until thanksgiving and then again until i graduate in december (if i graduate), all i can see is burnout. i don't know how people do this stuff with kids too.

    luckily, i save money, have been for years - until of course i got an apartment and had bills, suddenly my $11,000+ bank account depleted.
    dad let me move back in with him recently and is so happy i've decided to go to school. he's letting me live there free of charge.
    i still have the following bills to worry about:
    cell phone
    gas
    car payments
    car insurance
    and groceries

    i've figured out the money issue and how much money i have in the bank now, plus the cd that i will get on my 22nd bday in december, and the money my bf owes me (he just got a huge raise so he'll be able to get that to me soon).
    i have probably 14 weeks to go without income (but i don't know exactly, how long after finishing the cna class do we take the test, find out we passed and can start working???). if i stay on a strict budget using the money in my bank i can still come out with - ironically, more money than i have available to me now (because of the cd). not much, but enough. there won't be any christmas presents this year but everyone knows i'll be in school and don't care.
    so my plan can work.
    but
    what about next year? all the costs for prerequisite and books and classes...
    i'll hopefully be working as a cna then, and hopefully be making just a little more than what i'm making now ($10.50 an hour as a line cook).
    according to the website, the classes alone will add up to $6,700 (for 4 semesters) that is a lot for me, but doesn't seem like much at all for college classes (then again it is the cheapest community college in the state). room rates are $1,340 per semester, but i'd rather live for free at home than share a room and shower with strangers.
    i don't know how financial aide or loans or grants work, and i heard hospitals will sponsor you, like the ltc is sponsoring my class now. but do they pay for everything, or just the nursing classes?

    i'm feeling a little overwhelmed and it hasn't even started yet.
    should i give my 2 weeks notice?
    ~michelle
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  2. 4 Comments

  3. by   Fun2, RN, BSN
    I don't think anyone can make this decision for you.

    You just have to weigh the pros and cons, and determine what is best for you.

    I myself would love the money, but I'm not sure if I could handle working & going to school at the same time.

    Good luck, in whatever you decide!


    BTW, nice singing! :Melody:
  4. by   curlyfries
    since you are only 21/22 on the financial aid application you'd be considered "dependent." regardless if your parents claim you as dependent on their income tax. they'll look at your parent's income and base it on that to figure out your fiancial aid needs. you're considered independent if you are married, over 25 years old or have kids.

    federal student loan is an option to cover all your other expenses if your employer is covering the tuition. for first year you can borrow up to, i believe $6500, then second year $7500. it most likely be interesting bearing. the only time gov't pays for the interest is when student has financial needs.

    when it comes to nursing it better to shoot for bsn rather than trying the long route of cna, asn, then much later bsn. much shorter time to do the bsn in one shot. more opporunity are with bsn rather than asn and also allows you to go to graduate school in some point in the future.

    good luck!




    Quote from thenewdino
    should i stay or should i go now?
    if i go there will be trouble,
    if i stay there will be double...
    lol
    ok so call me crazy, but i'm strongly thinking of quitting my job. i don't know how the whole cna training process works though, and what if i fail! heck this is only cna classes, how am i going to do it when i start nursing school next fall (if i get in, i'll probably have a lot of prerequisite first)?

    so far my schedule will be as follows:
    monday: school 5p-10p
    tuesday: school 5p-10p
    wednesday: work 9am-close(around 12am)
    thursday: school 5p-10p
    friday: work 10-close (around 10pm)
    saturday: work 10-close (around 10pm)
    sunday: work 10-close (around 12am)
    (ps i get around 2 hour breaks for doubles at work)
    plus in mid october i start cliniclas every saturday and sunday 7am-3pm and then i'd work 5p-close(between 10p-12am)

    just looking at that schedule and knowing i won't have a day off until thanksgiving and then again until i graduate in december (if i graduate), all i can see is burnout. i don't know how people do this stuff with kids too.

    luckily, i save money, have been for years - until of course i got an apartment and had bills, suddenly my $11,000+ bank account depleted.
    dad let me move back in with him recently and is so happy i've decided to go to school. he's letting me live there free of charge.
    i still have the following bills to worry about:
    cell phone
    gas
    car payments
    car insurance
    and groceries

    i've figured out the money issue and how much money i have in the bank now, plus the cd that i will get on my 22nd bday in december, and the money my bf owes me (he just got a huge raise so he'll be able to get that to me soon).
    i have probably 14 weeks to go without income (but i don't know exactly, how long after finishing the cna class do we take the test, find out we passed and can start working???). if i stay on a strict budget using the money in my bank i can still come out with - ironically, more money than i have available to me now (because of the cd). not much, but enough. there won't be any christmas presents this year but everyone knows i'll be in school and don't care.
    so my plan can work.
    but
    what about next year? all the costs for prerequisite and books and classes...
    i'll hopefully be working as a cna then, and hopefully be making just a little more than what i'm making now ($10.50 an hour as a line cook).
    according to the website, the classes alone will add up to $6,700 (for 4 semesters) that is a lot for me, but doesn't seem like much at all for college classes (then again it is the cheapest community college in the state). room rates are $1,340 per semester, but i'd rather live for free at home than share a room and shower with strangers.
    i don't know how financial aide or loans or grants work, and i heard hospitals will sponsor you, like the ltc is sponsoring my class now. but do they pay for everything, or just the nursing classes?

    i'm feeling a little overwhelmed and it hasn't even started yet.
    should i give my 2 weeks notice?
    ~michelle
  5. by   TheNewDino
    i was worried they'd be mad becuase they were so short handded but they understood my needs and were nice about it.
    i'm not quiting just yet. i told them i can follow through with next weeks schedual but from now on i can only hand weekends (which would be fri and sat cause those are their busiest days) until somtime in october (i'd give them the 2 weeks as soon as i find out the date) when i start clinicals on weekends.
    i'll be fine money wise, just no more little gifts for me and my boy for a few months. i'll be too busy studing anyway
    ~michelle
  6. by   mnyapala
    when you signed to do nursing you should have learnt the consequences.doctrines of nightngale revolved around care(remember the crimean war?)hope so though a long time maybe.Now this is the worst part,did you see Katrina news and the Rn who was told his family is second and patients first and that he should report for duty or face disciplinary action?.what in the world was all that about?how can you ensure patients safety while your family is in jeopardy?i dont know what the policy was or is however can we loose our licenses if mandated to do such duty and refuse?just wondering?

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