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ATTN: all LPN students and graduates(ES BOCES)


So I'm excited to finally say I'm officially a registered full time student at Eastern Suffolk BOCES located in Long Island, NY. Class is scheduled to start this September, classes are Monday-Friday 8:00 AM - 2:30 PM for 11 months. I've been told time and time again this program is intense, my question for all of you who are currently in an LPN program or have graduated from an LPN program is how many hours did you work per week? Was it too overwhelming to work on school days? I currently work part time and I have to change my availability to accommodate my schooling, just not sure if I'm going to work only on the weekends and leave week days for studying? I have no children so I don't have any huge financial responsibility right now. So what kind of a work schedule would you recommend? If your a new student like me please feel free to comment what your plan is going to be, I'd love to hear everyone's opinions.


I'm going to work weekends night shift( 3-11). The shift diff and weekend diff helps. I will have class 4 days a week. That one extra day will probly be left for grocery shopping washing clothes and studying. :nurse:

I too had this dilemma. I work two jobs. One is per-diem and the other is part - time. I work 2 days a week 3-11pm and every other weekend. When I need extra money I get hours from the per-diem job. I found it good to keep a flexible schedule. One that if I became overwhelmed, I could cut down on work a bit while still being able to stay gainfully employed. :sneaky:

Thanks so much for your responses, I'm thinking I'm going to work two days during the week 3:30-7:30 pm and an 8 hour shift on sundays. Maybe I'll work another day during the week but I'll see how it goes.

Thanks again!