Anyone working night shift and going to school

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    Hello everyone! I currently work 13hr shifts as RN in a CathLab & attend school for my BSN. I will be starting the FNP program next year & am considering quitting my job as the hours & on call tire me out & the stress is becoming too much & interfering with my studies. I'm considering going back to agency work per Diem or contractual but I know most of the work would be night shift. I'm hoping there are people out there working night shift & going to school on this forum so I'm wondering if you can give me feedback as to how you manage this shift & your studies. Do you wish you were on days? Do u find it feasible for studies & clinicals? FYI I will probably only work 2 nights a week (8 or 12 hrs) per Diem or 13 week assignments(12hr shifts 3 nights a week) at a time if contractual. Thank you for any information or advice.
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    I'm just getting accepted into a program but I also work in the Cath lab. I work 12s n one call night a week, one call weekend every 6 weeks (on call from fri night til Monday morning.... We usually get at least 15hrs of work hahah). Many coworkers are in NP school n work full time but will drop one shift a pay period... A few are staying full time. Two are graduating in a few months.... So it's doable. I'm going to stay full until it gets to me lol then I will go pt

    thanks! ~b. Sent from my iPhone using allnurses.com
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    Quote from BeeGeeRN
    I'm just getting accepted into a program but I also work in the Cath lab. I work 12s n one call night a week, one call weekend every 6 weeks (on call from fri night til Monday morning.... We usually get at least 15hrs of work hahah). Many coworkers are in NP school n work full time but will drop one shift a pay period... A few are staying full time. Two are graduating in a few months.... So it's doable. I'm going to stay full until it gets to me lol then I will go pt

    thanks! ~b. Sent from my iPhone using allnurses.com
    Thanks BeeGeeRN!!! Our schedule is about the same except we work 13hrs but the call schedule is the same as yours!!! I just started part time so maybe it is doable
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    Quote from teelatice15

    Thanks BeeGeeRN!!! Our schedule is about the same except we work 13hrs but the call schedule is the same as yours!!! I just started part time so maybe it is doable
    I mean I'm just dropping to part time status!! I was full time & used to pick up mega call. So cutting that out too lol
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    I work night shift in CCU. Before I began NP school (I go full time), I dropped to per diem, but I average 24 hours a week. I'm on my husband's insurance, so that helps. I also have two boys (11 and 16) who demand a great deal of my time as well. It helps to be per diem because I can make my schedule depending upon what I have to do. So far it has worked out beautifully. I don't think I could work full time with my personal level of demands. Good luck to you!
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    Quote from NightAngelle
    I work night shift in CCU. Before I began NP school (I go full time), I dropped to per diem, but I average 24 hours a week. I'm on my husband's insurance, so that helps. I also have two boys (11 and 16) who demand a great deal of my time as well. It helps to be per diem because I can make my schedule depending upon what I have to do. So far it has worked out beautifully. I don't think I could work full time with my personal level of demands. Good luck to you!
    Thanks a lot!!! I actually just went to part time a couple of months ago & now will go per diem for more flexibility. Good luck to you also!!!


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