Anyone here work FT and doing an NP program?? - page 2

There aren't any part-time jobs in my area so I'm stuck with full-time. I'd love to be an FNP and have several online programs I'd like to apply to, but I'm worried about pulling off both work and school, but I'm single and don't... Read More

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    I competed my ACNP program while working full-time. I dropped my hours down to 32 hours a week, which was considered full-time at my job, and took 8 hours PTO every week, so I only had to work 24 hours during the time I was completing clinicals. It wasn't easy, because I did 40 hours per week in clinical, and 24 hours at work to get through it quickly. I often finished clinical hours within the first 2 months of the semester, and could relax a little for the remainder of the semester. I'm a single parent who would normally work 60 hours a week, so I pushed through. Time management is so important, as you will have tests and assignments during this time as well. Good luck, you can do it!

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    Quote from kguill975
    I competed my ACNP program while working full-time. I dropped my hours down to 32 hours a week, which was considered full-time at my job, and took 8 hours PTO every week, so I only had to work 24 hours during the time I was completing clinicals. It wasn't easy, because I did 40 hours per week in clinical, and 24 hours at work to get through it quickly. I often finished clinical hours within the first 2 months of the semester, and could relax a little for the remainder of the semester. I'm a single parent who would normally work 60 hours a week, so I pushed through. Time management is so important, as you will have tests and assignments during this time as well. Good luck, you can do it!
    Wow! You're my hero Depending on the school I get into I may not be starting clinicals right away, so that's a plus as I'd have some time to prepare and figure out my schedule... oh and accrue more PTO Thanks for sharing your story!
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    I work full-time and take 6-9 hours per semester. When it comes time for clinicals I'm going to either cut down to part-time or PRN. You can do it! I am married and have children at home. Grown in college but at home none the less!
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    Quote from JerseyBSN
    I work full-time and take 6-9 hours per semester. When it comes time for clinicals I'm going to either cut down to part-time or PRN. You can do it! I am married and have children at home. Grown in college but at home none the less!
    Thanks so much for the encouragement! I'm going to start working on my application materials next week
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    I graduate in May and have worked full-time through my whole program. I'm in my residency semester now and I spend about 60-65 hours a week in the hospital between work and clinical. It's exhausting but can be done. Just use all of your PTO for school and be smart about resting on your time off. I'm planning on taking 2 months off in between my current job and when I start my new NP job. I have 3 years of not seeing friends and family to make up for, lol.
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    Quote from NTPinky
    Which school are you going to? I haven't even sent applications yet!
    I have only applied to GWU. I'm considering walden


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