Hi everyone, I could use some advice. Do you think a person should work while in nursing school. I attend college at night..4 nights a week. I am also a wife and mother to 3 children.....yeah...I have my hands full. I ask this question because I want to get some kind of experience in the health care field.....I want to get my feet wet so to speak. I was thinking about looking for something part-time at night...after I get out of school. What do you all suggest? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
"RN to be in 2004"
Feb 1, '02
IF you can afford to put off working for now, enjoy just being a student, wife, and mother. I would think that three children and studying to become a nurse would be plenty of "work" for one person. You will have plenty of time to be abused as a nurse, so why rush it?
I went through college while raising three children, and in my final year of school, I worked part-time as a Junior Nurse Asst. (a program for graduating senior nursing students). I only worked during the hours my children's father was home with them, so I didn't really NEED the money, just wanted the experience. Looking back, I would not opt to do that again, but every person must do what fits their family life the best.
What works for one family, one person, may not work for another family or person. Talk it over with your family, and make a decision that is comfortable for you all to live with. If you take the job, and the job interferes with your home life and studies, give it up. Follow your heart according to what works best for you. Best of everything to you!
Last edit by live4today on Feb 1, '02