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big dilemma on working shift

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Hi everyone i need some advice here. Im currently working 7-330 pm (8hr shift) in a psych hospital's outpatient program, very flexible managers and no stress at all. i have two little ones,a 2 yr old and a 3month old. Im really confused whether i should go for 12s shift or stay 8s. I got accepted at a university for my msn-psych np next spring 2015 and they require on campus attendance. i really dont know which schedule would work best for myself, my family, and school. help me out! :(

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HouTx has 35 years experience as a BSN, MSN, EdD and specializes in Critical Care, Education.

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What does a typical class schedule look like for that program? My MSN program was geared toward working nurses & structured the schedule so that even full time students only had to be on-campus one day per week. We scheduled our own clinical stuff, and most of us did that on weekends. It would be very do-able for anyone on 12 hour shifts as long as your scheduler would work around the class days.

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i dont have the schedule yet. all i know is they have evening classes. as much as i would like to work 12hrs i couldnt. i'm a nursing mom and 12 hrs shift is such a long stretch for me. its kinda hard ti weigh out what would work best. thanks for your reply though

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It would depend on how flexible your current employers are and if they would allow you time off for clinicals/class. Can you cut back your hrs on your current job?

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