Would you work during nursing school if you didn't have to? - page 6

I have two friends that I take classes with...all of us are entering the nursing program this Fall. The three of us are married and are fortunate to be in the position of having spouses where... Read More

  1. by   baldee
    Quote from back2thebooks
    I am in the same position as you. I (thanks to my dear husband) do not have to work. I have been a SAHM for over 4 years. I personally would not voluntarily work while in nursing school, but that's me.
    Hee Hee, SAHM's are full-time work with unpaid overtime! I don't know how you Mom's do it. But it gives me a little edge in competition, and I need it
  2. by   2bnurseforce1
    Quote from heartnurse2be
    Now if I might throw my gripe out there from the other side of the coin - I work 70+ hours per week at 2 jobs, more if available - is this my choice? No, of course not, just part of my life at this point. I will be entering my 2nd year of an ADN program this fall with a GPA of 3.8 (Darn B's in pharm;-p) , with a child and a husband. Also mine is not directed at anyone on this board - on here I have only found supportive people who have helped me tremendously and understand NS like only other NS'ers can but...

    The one thing that really bothers me is people who say it can't be done - or like the above poster who narrows it down a little to it can't be done by everyone. Every other day on this board there are people worried sick because they can't quit working to go to school - much of their anxiety is caused by what they hear from other people about it being 'suicide' or 'impossible'. I really think that's why I'm always so adamant with my responses along with the rest of those who have done it/are doing it right now. Anyone can do it if they want it bad enough and set their minds to it - everything in life is a matter of will.

    I don't begrudge those who work less or not at all. Heck yeah, enjoy it while you can - working as a nurse will be hard enough - Just don't say it can't be done because there are real people out there that you are discouraging from even trying...

    Sorry guys - just had to throw that thought out there.... Don't hate me ;-)
    Thanks. I totally agree with you. its comforting to have someone to stick up for us students that have to work no matter if they are married or not. Let's be real life goes on no matter if you in school or not. You can't tell the eletric company i can't pay my bill this month, because my school said i need to stop working. It doesn't work that way. And lets be real some people don't have the means to take out an abundance of student loans to live off of. Im so tired of people saying there is no way to work and go to school, because where theres a will there IS A WAY. and that's just my 2
  3. by   Cilantrophobe
    Quote from butterfly82
    Im so tired of people saying there is no way to work and go to school
    I don't think anybody was trying to say that.

    There are MANY inspiring success stories here about people that work and go to school. I don't think it is fair to say that anything can't be taken care of during nursing school (marriage, divorce, selling a house, having a baby, etc) Because, like you said, where there's a will there is a way.

    It is just a major blessing for some of us and I say if you don't HAVE to, then don't. Unless you WANT to. :wink2:
  4. by   2bnurseforce1
    Quote from FutureNOVARN
    I don't think anybody was trying to say that.

    There are MANY inspiring success stories here about people that work and go to school. I don't think it is fair to say that anything can't be taken care of during nursing school (marriage, divorce, selling a house, having a baby, etc) Because, like you said, where there's a will there is a way.

    It is just a major blessing for some of us and I say if you don't HAVE to, then don't. Unless you WANT to. :wink2:
    thanks i truly understand where you are coming from. I really didn't mean for that comment to be towards people in this thread. I think i was just expressing my feelings from this thread and others on the site that was about school and working. So if i offended anyone here im sorry, i just want some people to understand that not working is not always an option for everyone and of course if you don't have to work then why would you.
  5. by   kayleeray
    I would not work if I didn't have to. I want to be able to give 110% to nursing school. I'm taking a CNA course this summer so I plan on working part time as a CNA while going through nursing school. My mom is going to let me stay with her until I'm done with school.

    I'm fully aware how broke I'll be during those two years.
  6. by   back2thebooks
    Quote from baldee
    Hee Hee, SAHM's are full-time work with unpaid overtime! I don't know how you Mom's do it. But it gives me a little edge in competition, and I need it
    Yeah, I guess you are right. Working or on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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