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I'm tired of working full time!

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I'm tired of working full time and going to lvn school full time.All I end up doing is sleeping... I only have 1 day off a week from work and school to do all my homework and readings( and you know how time consuming that is)..but what about one day for me? On theory days I go to school from 8-1 then work 3-11....and then clinical days I go to school from 6:30-2:30 then work 3-11.... Then I work morning shift on the weekends when there's no school... Being a cna while in school is starting to get to me. A lot more physically too! Bt I'm hanging in there...I work to support myself. I have to make rent....plus all my bills....I'm positive and have tunnel vision , but man where can I find the time to study? If anyone has tips and is going through the same thing, feel free to write...I know I'm not the only one who can't afford to quit their job.

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agldragonRN has 5 years experience and specializes in Wound Care, LTC, Sub-Acute, Vents.

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hang in there h_kitty. your sacrifices now will pay off big time later when you finish school. i was also working full-time during my full-time lpn school. it was tough but i made it. it was all worth it when i realized i did not have to worry about my bills anymore because my annual income tripled! :D

good luck with the rest of school!!

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KimberlyRN89 is a BSN, RN and specializes in Med-Surg/urology.

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Have you considered becoming a sitter? I know many of my classmates work at hospitals & also in client's homes and they just sit with them..a lot of time they are able to study as well.. Good luck :)

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Kimberley, I've done home health before, and it's very unstable in our area with having clients..or they don't need me certain days...gets slow sometimes! Lol and the commute is a big one!:/ clients usually are up in the richer parts in the valley :p haha

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You can do it! Just keep telling yourself, one foot in front of the other. One day at a time. It will all be worth it, and there are TONS of us out here doing the same thing - sometimes just knowing you are not the only one can be SO comforting and give you the strength to keep on going!

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nursel56 has 25+ years experience and specializes in Peds/outpatient FP,derm,allergy/private duty.

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I'll admit that sounds tremendously stressful as we all need a time just to back off from work and school and give our brains time to regroup with something that is unrelated to either like a book or some mindless TV or a game, or lunch with friends if you can - whatever works best to recharge your batteries since we're all different.

I'd say no to all outside requests for committments to do things that aren't necessary even if somebody tries to guilt you to death. Let the housework slide a little if you have to, but like others have said the best help is the knowledge that this hell is temporary - hang in there we're here to support you! :)

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Just try to hang in there, It's only for a year, right? I worked full time while in school too, and I know it's exhausting. If you can find a way to drop one bill, maybe you could only work 4 days a week. If you could drop cable that may save you some money.

Do you live by yourself? If you live with a spouse or family maybe you can see if there is any way they may be able to help with something. Just keep going, you can get through it!

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