Its challenging. They see to that, in my opinion. You can work 30 hrs a week, but you are going to be so busy with class and clinical and reading and writing assignments, that I would not recommend it. I flat out stopped working because it was just too much for me. I have 3 kids so between work, school, studying, STUDYING FOR CLINICAL, and kids...it was just too much. There is assignment after assignment after assignment. Some weeks you are reading 10-12 chapters for one class. And its not like nursing school
. Its a world of difference. You have to learn this stuff inside and out. How to diagnosis , what test to order, how to interpret those results, the next steps to take, when and when not to refer, adults, peds, and pregnant women. It's a lot. I was ready to pull my hair out towards the end. I love to study and learn. I hated the busy work.