I'm seriously considering quitting my job and going to school full time. I am not opposed to working part time, but I do not want to work full time anymore while going to school. Has anyone quit their decent paying job to do so? Was it rough? How prepared were you? What kind of assistance did you get? yadda yadda yadda
Any info is appreciated!
OOps.. I see I spelled "their" wrong in the title... brain fart!
Sep 15, '08
Yes I did not quit but was not getting paid. I worked for a hospital and that hospital union allowed me a leave of absence to complete the 2yrs of clinical portion of the nursing program. I got a extremely small stipend.
I had my light disconnected tons of times and several evictions notices which came usually with appropriate timing. You know right when I was due for a nursing exam. I took the risk of taking the leave with out pay because I knew I did not want to have anything interfer with me going to school. I had a previous BA which I did part time while working and I just did not want to do that plus clinicals needed to be in day need full time hours and I need the evening to study and be with my son. Its risky but it paid off career wise. I couldnt imagine still doing my other job for such low pay. This was a good career decision.
I was blessed because a member of my church find out about my situation and paid the rent that was due just before they put the lock on my door. Thats how close I came to loseing my apartment. While I did save money before I took a leave of absence I still did not have enough to cover my cost. The opportunity came to get the leave of absence which kept my health insurance intact and I grabbed it. Therefore I went to school with what ever I saved up until then. I took the risk and by God Grace finished the nursing program with a lot of crying a pain but finished.
The union even told me after accepting me to the program that wait we never told you you where accepted of course they said that after I filed leave absence from work and started school and believe me if I had not had a witness I would not even have been in that program.
However at the end of that whole ordeal by the Grace of God I survived nursing school. May God bless exceedingly and abundantly the sole who took compassion on me and my son at that time and blessed us by paying the outstanding rent money just in time.
I wish you the best.
Last edit by angelique777 on Sep 15, '08