School *and* work...... how do you balance?

  1. Hello! I am starting school in a few weeks... taking a class in the 2nd summer session and then I am taking a full load in Fall...... (18 credits). I am also going to be working (I have a job interview today for Unit Secretary at the local hospital in fact).

    Currently, my husband and I have our own business which we are selling.....

    I'm so scared because the business won't be gone for another 2 months, so I'll be schooling, working (hopefully) at the hospital and still quasi-running the biz (my husband works full time too so he's not here for the biz). The biz has wound down a lot since we've ceased selling and it's just upkeep and support, but still... I'm really nervous.

    For the first time in my life I am thankful I don't have any kids - I don't think I could keep up!!!!! (although we do want kids, so I don't mean that how it sounds).

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    Joined: Jun '01; Posts: 102
    Unit Secretary, Med/Surg


  3. by   fergus51
    You can manage. A lot of nurses work while going to school. It sucks, but if you streamline your routine it isn't impossible. I had 3 part time jobs while in nursing school. I started taping lectures and listening to them in the car and when I was working night shifts. I was really tired, but I made it through. If I can then anyone can.