Working while attending Nursing school

  1. I will be attending Nursing School full time and will be working full time as well (nights). My current job will allow plenty of study time. I'm wondering if anyone has any advice on whether or not you have worked while in school or did you quit to focus on school? I've researched videos on youtube but would like more opinions. Thanks!
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  3. by   Ella26
    I have worked Full-time throughout all my programs- LPN, LPN-RN, and now RN-BSN.

    I have always worked 35+ hours a week. Right now, I am actually working about 42 hours a week. I am taking 8 credits. It's all about prioritizing your time. I still have an active social life as well. I just spend at least an hour or 2 a day on my classes to get and stay ahead.

    You have to find a work-life-school balance. I try not to procrastinate with assignments. Get as much done a head of time when you can, helps take the pressure off at the end of the term.
    Do some self-care as well- exercise, try to eat healthy, stress reducing hobbies.

    Take it one day at a time, you'll get there.
  4. by   NuGuyNurse2b
    I've done it, it's not easy, but it's doable. You'll make sacrifices, but people who want the best for you will understand.
  5. by   Dormi93
    It is very manage-able. I had a job where I worked 5 days a week and attended nursing school, it just goes down to priority management and learning to say no. No I can't pick up 4 extra hours, no I can't spend this weekend drinking I have an exam and paper due on Monday. It can suck, but nursing school already sucks. Just remember when it seems really bad that its only for X amount of years and then you are good to go.
  6. by   RNbubu
    Yes it is doable. As long as you have some flexibility with your work schedule because you won't have with your nursing classes and clinical s. They will pick the days/times you need to be in the classroom and hospital and you need to work out everything else around it.