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can a new grad work and study?

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graduated last december....thinking of heading back to school for RN-BSN on september while working...is this feasible???

graduated last december....thinking of heading back to school for RN-BSN on september while working...is this feasible???

Sure, especially if you have no children or other dependents. Or if you have lots of helpers to care for anyone who depends on you.

Most of us find that we can do what we need to do. We tend to rise to the occasion, given true motivation.

Hopefully, you will have a great boss who will help you with your schedule so you can go back to school. And don't try to take too many classes at once. If you work full-time, just take 1 or 2 classes per semester.

Will you be going online or in person or what?

Best of luck to you. You can do it. A lot of us did. :yeah: You're smart to start right away, I believe.

SummerGarden, ADN, BSN, MSN, RN

Specializes in ED, ICU, MS/MT, PCU, CM, House Sup, Frontline mgr. Has 13 years experience.

it is hard but it is possible to work and attend school. i am going part-time while working full-time and doing very well. it takes longer but i have a good gpa and i have been able to pay cash as i go. others i know are attending full-time while working full-time and have poor gpas plus they have added additional student loan debt. gl!

Jules A, MSN

Specializes in Family Nurse Practitioner.

I worked the entire time I as in school and have worked as a nurse while continuing on with my BSN also. FWIW the BSN program is nothing like regular nursing school stress wise, imo.

NickiLaughs, ADN, BSN, RN

Specializes in Emergency, Trauma, Critical Care. Has 12 years experience.

I started my first RN job in April 09. Started an RN to BSN program in Sept '09. It is mostly online though, so that has helped. It's possible to do it. It also depends on how comfortably you just into your first job as well as your home responsibilities.

Meriwhen, ASN, BSN, MSN, RN

Specializes in Psych ICU, addictions.

I'm doing it now and it's going pretty well. It helps that the RN-BSN program is part-time and that I can take a lot of it online.