Working while inschool - page 2

Hey future nurses, I a starting an ADN program this Fall. I was wondering if anyone is planning on working full time while in school. To those in their second semester, or more, who are working,... Read More

  1. by   GPatty
    What about Home Health Care? It pays fairly good and provides the flexibility that a nursing student needs. You can work as many or as few hours as you need to. Just always make sure that you always have enough time to study. And time for yourself and family...
    Good Luck in all you do!
  2. by   xrayedRN
    It would have been so nice to be able to go to school and not work at all or just work part-time, but in the real world some people do not have such choices. I am four months away from obtaining my ADN and throughout the program I have been working at least 40 hours a week. It is possible to do it if you put your heart and soul into your studies and work hard to reach your goals. Let me tell you my secret: my best friend's name is "Principles of Nursing", the name of my girlfriend is "Principles of Geriatric Nursing" and my favorite hobby is called "Textbook of Pediatric Nursing". I get to watch TV for a couple of hours a week, I go to the movies once a semester, and when I'm lucky I get to sleep a few hours extra every other weekend. And you know what, I love it. I know it sounds like I don't have a life (I don't), but it was the only way for me to obtain a degree. For those who question the quality of the program, I go to one of the most respectable nursing schools in Los Angeles, and currently have a 3.5 GPA. Nursing school is difficult (there are only 28 students left in my class out of 87 that began two years ago), but not impossible. Work hard, study harder and put some faith in God and yourself.