Working Full Time and Going to School Full Time - page 2

Ok so I am about to get out the Navy and I am going to be attending Hampton University School of Nursing Full Time. Virginia Beach is expensive so I need a good paying job. Most of the nursing... Read More

  1. by   doublehelix
    When I was accepted into my nursing program, all the students were sent a letter which we had to sign, acknowledging that it was not a good idea for us to work (either full time or part time) while enrolled in the program.

    I know a lot of girls at work who've said they worked part time waitressing while in school.. But I think for anyone that's going to be tough. When I was in highschool I worked fulltime evening hours, and the last year i've been working full time as a HCA at a local hospital. I had to give up my position in order to go back to school, because my classes are full time, 7:30AM to 5:00PM which leaves me unable to obviously work the day shift (7:30-3:30) and the evening (3:30-11:45.) I was given the option by my manager to go onto nights, but i'd have to have been insane to accept that one (I did not.) If you can, I would concentrate on your school. I gave up my point because Nursing is what I want to do, and I want to do well in it. I am taking an educational leave of absense, so I have the option to come back and work in my summer time If I want. Even working part time is going to be hard, because you do need to plan ahead for your courses and not to mention clinical. If you can, I would advise of not working while going to school. I stayed at home while I was working at a HCA and saved just about every penny, hoping it will last me until I have completed nursing.
  2. by   *4!#6
    Good luck and I really wish you the best. I will be working 0.4-0.5 during nursing school if all goes as planned (34 hrs/2 weeks). There is no other way for me to survive. However, I've worked similar hours & been a full time biochemistry/pre-med student, and I will only be going to school part time after this semester because of all my credits I have accumulated through my previous degree.