Working part-time

  1. I am currently working from 7a -7p every Sat & Sun as a unit secretary at a hospital. I am starting an ADN program this fall. Do you guy think I will be able to work this schedule and attend nursing school also?
    Last edit by glaze78 on Aug 10, '06
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  3. by   GPatty
    I've been working every Saturday and Sunday 6a-6p for about 4 years now.
    I'm a Senior in a BSN program. Yes, you CAN do it!
    Best of luck to you!
  4. by   BeccaznRN
    It can be done, but you probably won't have too much of a life outside of school and work! As long as you're OK with that, you should do fine. It will probably prove to be invaluable experience.
  5. by   chickapin
    I am going to be working part time as a unit secretary while I do my accelerated BSN, even though my school recommends we not work at all. I can't afford to not work, plus the hospital does tuition reimbursement and if I drop below 1/2 time I have to give them their money back! That would be horrible. From my experience, most hospitals are really flexible w/ scheduling nursing students because they want you to work for them as a nurse when you graduate, so they will work around your school schedule as much as possible. So I think you will be fine!
  6. by   Cammykiss
    I, too, will be working as a unit secretary weekends while I complete a RN-BSN program. I don't expect to have much of a life outside of work and school, but I should meet a lot of new people at both places that it shouldn't be a problem.
    Good luck to everyone!
  7. by   Roberta88
    How do you become a unit secretary? Do you have to be certified or do you need a degree? Right now I am doing my pre-req's and I was thinking it would be better if I worked in a hospital because I know some will even help you pay for nursing school and I would also like to work in the environment beforehand so that I get a feel of it. I've been a secretary before and I am currently working in a mailroom so I figure there must be some job like that I could get. Having 5 free days a week sounds great too, even if those two days are twelve hours each.
  8. by   LMRN10
    I wish I could work part-time! I have to work full-time. Monday - Friday.

    I'd say you should be able to make it work, only because I make a full-time job work!
  9. by   Jules A
    Yes! I have worked every weekend for years now all through LPN and RN school. Go for it.
  10. by   LMRN10
    If you don't mind me asking, how much does a Unit Secretary make?

    I just filled out an application for a local hospital. We shall see!! I have to make a certain amount though and have to have benefits as well. But I really want to get my foot in the door and get some experience!

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