school & p/t work? - page 2

Hello everyone, I am new to this message board, and I'm glad to have found it (thank goodness!). There's so much info & insight :D Well I'd really like some input on the subject of being a... Read More

  1. by   2007
    thanks! I think I'll wait until second semester and for the summer.
  2. by   ShelleyERgirl
    I just started a part-time job myself this past weekend in a large shipping company, I will be working Sat/Sun around 8:30a-1:30p sorting packages and get them ready to be shipped back out on a plane or truck. I tell you guys, I worked my butt of this weekend and I gotta lot of booty to work off! I think I can do this schedule and still go to nursing school. Kudos to you guys who work full time and go to school full time, I couldn't do it.
  3. by   ava'smomRN
    Well jeshhh!!! everyone gave out the good advice already so this is just my little story. hopefully it may help you.
    I started college right out of high school, took a full time load and worked almost everynight @ Burger King until my second semester when I had to take A&P1 and some other classes that required a little more study time. My advice for you is to make you judgement based on your needs and capabilities. You may think you dont know what is right for you but you do. School should be a number one priority( I am just now learning that) if you dont have a family to take care of(just my opinion). I actually encourage working if it is humanly possible, while in school especially for someone young because I think you need to have some type of independance and I know it makes me feel good to be able to provide some things for myself and I think it helped me mature a great deal to a degree. Currently Ihave taken a CNA position every weekend @ LTC facility and starting fall semester I will be full time student(15credits). I am gonna try it and hopefully things will work out, if not I now have my priorities straight. Sorry I shared my life story, hope it helps. Welcome to the BB!!! and feel free to pm me.
  4. by   manna
    If I were a freshman just starting out, I'd definately take my first semester off - not work and get used to the rigors of college academia and life. If you can afford not to work - don't. If you have to work, just be sure to schedule your time wisely.

    I'm guessing if you're a first year student in a BSN program you'll be working more on pre-reqs than actual nursing courses/clinicals (at the BSN programs here you don't start clinicals until junior/3rd year).

    Good luck!