Working while in nursing program? - page 4

Is it wise to work while in the nursing program? I realize everyone's different, but is there anyone with experience who can offer the pros and cons?... Read More

  1. by   mackce
    I agree with that. If you can not work, of course you should not. I had a child when doing my AS degree.At that Time my husband was in schools too. During my BS degree, I had two kids. Although my husband is wonderful and made a good income as a engineer, our bills still required me to work. That is due to us buying a nice home and cars. The post was can you work and my response was yes. If you do not have to work, of course you shouldn't. It would make life so much simpler.
  2. by   WantToBeMidwife
    I start my ASN program Friday (OMG!!!) and I don't have to work, but I do have 5 children to take care of, as well as a house and piles and piles of laundry, cook dinner, etc. My husband works from home and has a very good job, but he is ALWAYS working so can't help out much. However, it's nice to have him home in case a kiddo gets sick and can't go to school, since I won't be able to stay home. IT's going to be a hard road, but I think it'll be okay...I'm hoping!!!
  3. by   TitleTownRN
    It depends on you! I know some students who have graduated from my program and worked fulltime with children, but they were married and had help. I have more help now, but was a single parent I worked high part time (busy job with projects and dealines), school fulltime, and have a 7 year old with special needs. I don't know how I made it through with an 89%, but I did. You can make it. I feel for your situation because I also have to work because bills need to get paid. You just have to start and feel it out and adjust as bumps in the road come up. Best of luck!