Working 60 hrs a week while in Nursing school???? - page 2

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Does anyone recommend working 60 hrs a week and going to Nursing school full time? I'm a Home Health Aide and I find that I have the time to read and study while my client is watching tv or sleeping. What do you guys think?... Read More


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    When I first started the program I thought I could do 30 hours easily, I've always been able to work full time a go to school full-time as well.
    once in nursing school I quickly realized the challenge of doing both. First semester I worked 2 days a week, total of 16 hours, the I cut back in second semester to one day 8 hours, towards the last half of my second semester I was calling out of work every other week. So in my third semester I worked 2 days a month, I will be starting my last semester in a few weeks and I plan to not work at all if possible, but ofcourse, I pay rent and have bills, so I will have to work at least twice a month, and thank God for financial aid and scholarships. So you can guess I'm a pretty broke nursing student, true, but that will change by Fall! Good luck in your decision!
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    Quote from nursesunflower85
    When I first started the program I thought I could do 30 hours easily, I've always been able to work full time a go to school full-time as well.
    once in nursing school I quickly realized the challenge of doing both. First semester I worked 2 days a week, total of 16 hours, the I cut back in second semester to one day 8 hours, towards the last half of my second semester I was calling out of work every other week. So in my third semester I worked 2 days a month, I will be starting my last semester in a few weeks and I plan to not work at all if possible, but ofcourse, I pay rent and have bills, so I will have to work at least twice a month, and thank God for financial aid and scholarships. So you can guess I'm a pretty broke nursing student, true, but that will change by Fall! Good luck in your decision!
    How do you pay your bills if you only work twice a month? I have some bills as well and I don't have much support. Being unemployed will definitely not be tolerated in my home. I want to give nursing school my all.
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    Girl you are crazy to work that many hrs while in nursing school lol. Majority of nursing schools recommend that you dont work at all but if you do, no more than 16-20 hrs a week. I know people that worked 40 hrs a week and went to nursing school but barely did that good but you will find out once you start and keep us updated lol
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    Quote from DivaLaJuicy
    Girl you are crazy to work that many hrs while in nursing school lol. Majority of nursing schools recommend that you dont work at all but if you do, no more than 16-20 hrs a week. I know people that worked 40 hrs a week and went to nursing school but barely did that good but you will find out once you start and keep us updated lol
    LMAOOO! I'm going to die!!!
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    What do you mean, "you are going to die?"

    Maybe this would be a great time to save up your money till you are accepted into a nursing program, then you can quit working for awhile till you can see what you can handle as a nursing student.
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    Quote from violetgirl
    What do you mean, "you are going to die?"

    Maybe this would be a great time to save up your money till you are accepted into a nursing program, then you can quit working for awhile till you can see what you can handle as a nursing student.
    Thanks for the advice. I will do that!
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    I don't think anyone would recommend it. I'm sure it's possible but do you want to stress yourself out that bad?? Nursing school is tough with a LOT of work, and clinicals. I have bills to pay as I'm sure you do too if you're wanting to work 60 hours a week. I just cut my hours from 24/week to 20. I'll still make it okay on the bills part, but then again my total bills a month is 600. But personally I would recommend you cut your hours in half.
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    Quote from COMPLEXBeautyy

    How do you pay your bills if you only work twice a month? I have some bills as well and I don't have much support. Being unemployed will definitely not be tolerated in my home. I want to give nursing school my all.
    I saved my money before I started, and with financial aid and a school loan, not yo happy about needing the loan but I only borrow enough to complete my monthly expenses after I add I'm my saving and financial aid, barely have enough money for rent, bills, and living expenses but it's a sacrifice I'm making, I'll br done in May! so prioritize your life, I know I'm only broke for this period, but I expect to stary earning an RN'S wage by fall.
    right now I'm on winter break, I have 3 more weeks before I go back to school, so I'm working my butt off and saving all my pennies so I can continue to work one day every other week or less once school starts. Hope allow goes well
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    Quote from nursesunflower85

    I saved my money before I started, and with financial aid and a school loan, not yo happy about needing the loan but I only borrow enough to complete my monthly expenses after I add I'm my saving and financial aid, barely have enough money for rent, bills, and living expenses but it's a sacrifice I'm making, I'll br done in May! so prioritize your life, I know I'm only broke for this period, but I expect to stary earning an RN'S wage by fall.
    right now I'm on winter break, I have 3 more weeks before I go back to school, so I'm working my butt off and saving all my pennies so I can continue to work one day every other week or less once school starts. Hope allow goes well
    Love this attitude! Thank you so much for your advice! Good luck!
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    Yeah, bad idea. I worked 40 hours a week my first year, and that was barely manageable. I had to stop my last year of school and only worked 20-ish hours a week.


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