How time intensive Full time school while working part-time?

  1. I have to decide very very soon what I'm going to do . I want to go full time for various reasons and I only work part time. 3 days one week and 2 the next.. I am organized and a good student. is this possible? my first semester would be , healthcare in context, nursing theory, pathophysiology and nursing research. This seems a little overwhelming (okay a lot overwhelming) but the other semesters seem manageable. any thoughts?
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  3. by   NJprisonrn
    I go to FNP school full time. I work usually 3 days a week. I have a pretty flexible job, which helps. It's hard as semesters change and I'm not sure what my next clinical schedule is gong to be like. I did cut down to 1 day a week for my current summer class, but only because the clinical hours were pretty high (200) for a mere 10 weeks. I must say that it is extra nice not having to work as much for the next few weeks. I feel like I have the time to really study and not just do the bare minimum of work. However, I look forward to my regular paycheck, too!!! It is doable. I wouldn't recommend doing both FT, though.
  4. by   Calibean
    It is possible, but the semesters where you have 4 classes will be reading/paper/quiz intensive and the semesters that you have fewer classes will most likely have a lot of clinical hours. Do you have a family or a lot of other things occupying your "free time". Either way, you have to do what works for you, If you choose to work it will be challenging, but honestly it is challenging even if you don't. Time management is your friend. I did not work and my son told me the other day that he feels like I have ignored him the past two years and that he can't wait until I go back to work so I can really be "here" when I am home. Yes, for a 10 year old boy he is really quite verbal and perhaps may be trying to elicit some guilt (he wants and X-box).
  5. by   orangepink
    I am a presently full-time student in a full-time program. No kids, not married, living with parents to help with the rent and all. And I'm still getting swamped with homework, rotations and everything else. Thus, I give credit to those who work and go to school and still have time for their family. Because the good Lord knows I don't know how I would survive had I been in their shoes.