So here is my question....
Do you think it is advisable to work every weekend while in NP school? My clinicals start this Fall, and 120 hours are required in the 15 week semester. I am wondering if I will be able to not work every weekend right now, as clinical time increases I know I will have no choice. Am I being selfish for not wanting to give up my weekends, I know that it is only short term, and I should just suck it up...huh.
I currently work 12 hour shifts ICU rotating, commute is 45 min which is a pain, and another side of the problem, after commuting and coming home from work all day or night, I have no motivation for school or studying. I do fine on my off days. Was wondering if I was off all week (well at least 4 days straight) it probably would help me to get in more study time. Also thinking of applying for position to the community hospital which is about 5 min away from my house but don't think I want to go through with orientation and training right now with school starting up.
What to do...I know it is ultimately my decision to make. Just curious if other students or NP's have been in this situation and what they have done or plan on doing.