Working students or non Working Students. - page 2

at present, where are you working and how many hours? if you are already in school, did you stop or start working and or did you add or drop hours? if you will be a student in the fall, will you... Read More

  1. by   Lisa2902
    I work everyday as a caregiver, maid, cook, laundry attendant, dishwasher and taxi cab driver! Low and behold ... I must be a mother! Don't worry ... I love my job! LOL!
  2. by   promises
    I work 40 hrs a week as a programmer. Right now, I'm taking my pre-reqs but I'll probably still work full-time when I get into the nursing program next fall. I need to pay my bills.
  3. by   subec
    I worked full time while I was finishing up my pre-reqs, but in the fall when I start the clinical semesters for the BSN program, I will work part time. My school really discourages working, but I won't be able to pay rent/bills without some income. Luckily my current job has VERY flexible hours, so hopefully all will be well come August.
  4. by   slinkeecat
    I am an lpn and have been one for about 12 years i am currently enrolled in an LPN to BSN program at a college in WV it is a program that has 4 classes a semester and the classes are 2days fri and sat twice a month. I am in class on fri and sat for 14 hrs. I have an advantage because I have previous college classes and all my credits transfered so I already have met the liberal arts req's and etc and so while the others in my program are taking the 4 classes, I have to take like 2 or 3...each semester. I work Full time as a nurse for the state of WV. Clinicals are 1 day a week. My employer is very supportive and we are allowed Educational Leave. They pay you to go to class. That is one of the best things for working as a wv state employee. BIG on Education!!!! So far I have been doing well with everything, I work 40 hrs a week and attend class weekends twice a month. I would only recommend this pace to one who is a motivated self learner. I would love to quit my job and just be a student fulltime but it is not practical if I want my family to be clothed and eat..... I am very proud of my choice to go back to school and I am a 4.0 at present so at 34 I am I think I am not a hazard to myself anymore!!!!!! This LPN to BSN is a 4yr degree condensed into 2 1/2 yrs and if anyone wants info on the college email me!!! Best yet, my student loans will be forgiven because I am a nurse in a rural area!!!!!!!!
  5. by   slinkeecat
    the only thing that bites about it. Is that I do not recognize my kid sometimes. She is growing like a weed and it is weird that i keep a dayplanner and actually schedule time for my hubby and kid...... LOL but it is my system and it works. I was never as organized as I am now!!!!!!!!!
  6. by   jedijennie
    Yes, I work 36 hours a week while full-time nursing classes, kinda bites. I have 6 more weeks of Peds and the semester will be over! (Just to start back up again 5 days later, blah...) I'm a monitor tech at Mayo.
  7. by   abby27
    I am trying to get a job as a unit secretary, but I am having trouble getting anyone in human resources to call me back! I have tried several hospitals too. I need a job so bad!!
  8. by   Love-A-Nurse
    originally posted by zohar
    currently, i work as a dangerous goods specialist for fedex about 40 hours a week. yes, i said dangerous goods.
    anyway, i just finished a bachelor's in political science, and have decided to switch to nursing school, which my wife is starting with me this fall.
    when school starts, i'll do the dg for 3 hours, 4 nights a week (12 hours), then work about 6 hours every saturday.
    at my school, after 3 semesters, you can take the nclex-pn to become a lpn. when i do this, i would like to get a part-time job as a lpn and drop, or almost stop the work at fedex while i'm doing my last two semesters at school to become a rn.
    hello and welcome to you and your wife! i think the fact that you and your wife will go to school together is refreshing and sweet. much success to you both!
  9. by   Zohar
    Thanks for the warm welcome
  10. by   Rena RN 2003
    when i started nursing school last fall, i was working as a cna in ltc 8 hours a week. i didn't like the facility, didn't need the money, so i quit.

    i start a new cna position monday at a facility that i've done clinicals in and that i really like. will be prn and plan on working 1-2 eight hour shifts a week (less if i get swamped with school).
  11. by   Beach_RN
    I work full time 40 a week... right now while I work on my pre-reqs! Once I enter the program... I hope to be working at a hospital as a unit secretary or nursing asst.... currently working on trying to get into a hospital! Unfortunetely... Need to help pay the bills . found out the hard way. that I can't keep up with the Jones! LOL

    It's not easy.... but I am a determined individual.. and I have a wonderful family that's cheering for me!

    Good Luck
  12. by   RNIAM
    I am not working and I am very happy. I worked and went to school, for me it was horrible. I have experience as a PCT and as a CNA. I am ready for the nursing program.
  13. by   Hooligan
    Hey There!

    I'm currently working full time and only going to school part-time while I finish up my pre-requisites and pay off some bills. Once I finish all non-nursing courses I will be quitting my job and devoting myself to full time classes. I am very fortunate to have an understanding husband who is willing to sacrafice a bit so I can do this. I will be working for another year and a half...(That seems so far away!!) before I start my program full time. I can't wait!!!!