Did you work full time while going to school?

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  1. Did you or are you working while going to nursing school?

    • 58
      Worked/Working Full-Time
    • 53
      Worked/Working Part-Time
    • 27
      Did/Do not work at all

138 members have participated

Just wondering if you worked while going to school to be a nurse, and if so, part time or full time!

Specializes in 5 yrs OR, ASU Pre-Op 2 yr. ER.

Haven't worked full-time, mainly just overtime.

Anywhere between 42-65 hours a week.

live4today, RN

5,099 Posts

Specializes in Community Health Nurse.

Part time :)

sanakruz, ADN

735 Posts

10 hours a week FILING

allnurses Guide

Spidey's mom, ADN, BSN, RN

11,302 Posts

I voted for did not work since my category wasn't technically there as I didn't work DURING school but actually I worked part-time in the summer at a doctor's office as a medical assistant and part-time in the summer at a mexican restaurant as a waitress.

:D steph


92 Posts

Specializes in Neonatal.

I worked during the summer as a nurse tech, but did not work at all during school. I do not think I could have managed working, school was way too demanding. I pretty much lived on student loans and money I made during the summer. Oh and I had NO LIFE while in school. :/


9 Posts

I've worked full-time since graduating high school 10 years ago. During the first half of nursing school, I worked as a CNA to get experience in a medical setting. There's very little money in that; so, the second half of nursing school, I worked as a deputy dispatcher/jailer at a sheriff's department (my previous schooling and experience was in criminology/corrections).

manna, BSN, RN

2,038 Posts

I've worked full-time while doing all my pre-reqs (frosh/sophomore year of college).. but I'll either be finding a different part-time job or quitting work altogether this fall when I enroll in nursing classes.

I will still probably work during the summer, though.

Specializes in ICU, CM, Geriatrics, Management.

Part-time -- mostly 24, but up to 32 hours per week.

i worked a little while in nursing school. my last summer before graduation, i worked in a nursing home as a CNA....wow, what a hard job. I learned alot.


56 Posts

Worked PT as an LPN while going to nursing school FT. It 's too hard when you've got little kids, working part time was hard enough.



583 Posts

I worked 30 hours/wk through most of nursing school; cut back to 20 hrs my last semester. No kids but I did get married my first semester of classes (that was stupid; I should have planned it for the summer!)

I graduated last May and I'm STILL getting used to "just" working. Free time- gotta love it!

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