school and work :(

  1. hello my dear friends
    I am so stressed out right now. I graduated last year from an ASN programm, I worked for 1 year in a long term hospital with acute venilator patients. I am full time in school now because I want to go on with my education, hopefully get my masters and be an ARNP in geriatrics. But ITS SO HARD!!!! to work full time and be in school. What irritates me the most its that I would like to do ICU or something else than the job I am doing now, which is getting boring, but I don't think I could be able to manage orientation etc. Plus in my facility we have bedside charting, meds in the room and a charge nurse that deals with all doctors orders, I think I only took an order once from a doctor. I am scared because ever since graduation I am not familiar with that. I am 23 and I feel that I should stay in school and finish before I get married and have kids, but at the same time I don't want to stay in the floor and not learn any new knowledge hands on.
    Then I read the post about NP shortage and they cannot find a job?? I was like oh my God! is it going to all worth it? after all the pain of going to school for 3 more years???
    In florida NP are everywhere, they work close with doctors in their practice. well, I guess I vented my frustrated feelings
    thanks guys, I love this site
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    Joined: Apr '02; Posts: 92; Likes: 6
    RN-Vent Unit


  3. by   Mkue
    I commend you for working full-time and going to school, it must be difficult. I think in the long run you will be glad that you went farther with your education, and at 23 ! that is super !

    Good Luck, I wish you the BEST :wink2:
  4. by   deespoohbear
    I don't know if this would be a workable solution for you, but several of the people I work with who are in school are doing what they call the Baylor plan. They work every weekend 12 hour shifts, and get full time pay. And at our facility they are eligible for health insurance. The ones who do this seem to be very happy with the arrangements. Just thought. I commend you for working full time and going to school. I don't think I could do it. Best wishes. :kiss
  5. by   Pamelita
    oh yeah I am Baylor already, no more parties for me I work every saturday and sunday. I like it because you don't have managers running around like crazy, or PT or OT. The only thing is that families are there all the time. Oh well, you cannot have everything right.
    gotta go study, thanks guys for your answers
    In some ways I know how you feel. I am working fulltime, parttime on weekends, and going to school full time. But I hope it works out and I will be better off than I am now..We have to take one day at a time...Enjoy it if we can too. It will go by really fast...:O)
  7. by   Youda
    I know it is very hard right now for you. But, follow your dreams, and keep your goals. You'll never regret more education, but I guarantee you that you will always regret less.