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by Dimples76 Dimples76 (New) New

I'm sorry this is a really silly question, but I'm just about to start school this summer and have all of these basic questions that I'm too embarrassed at this point to even ask!!... Even though clinicals are down the road a bit, I'm trying to think long-term here.. I work a full time job and will need to continue working as long as possible (hopefully throughout school).

My question is.... Is it possible to work a regular job while in school? As I understand, clinicals will consume alot of my day(s), but how do they work? 4 hours? 8 hours? 12?? classroom and being 'on the floor'?

Just please give me some details, if you can...


gt4everpn, BSN, RN

Specializes in Licensed Practical Nurse.

it really depends on your school and what they do, my school has 4 and 8 hour clinicals twice a week. to be very honest working full-time and going to school full-time is extremely hard for a lot of people, most people in my nursing program do not work and if they do they work 1-2 days per week, i had to cut back on working part-time and worked 1-2 days per week, sometime i don't even go to work if i have finals or a lot of exams for that week. if you have to work to make ends meet then you have to do it but i will be difficult. at my school sometimes i will be in class from 8a-7p, plus i have to go home and study. i only had classes 3 days a week but i was in school almost 12 hours a day for 3 days. find out what your school does, they're your best resource for info right now. don't be discouraged and ask any question you want to here!! bestest of luck, work it out the best you can!! ;--)

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