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what jobs did you work during nursing school?

Nursetobe25 Nursetobe25 (Member)

That were flexible and enabled you to work your schedule around clinicals and classes?

Personally, I work at a tanning salon. All 3 companies I have worked for were always flexible with school, and in many ways it is a seasonal job. It will be slow for all of Fall semester pretty much, so they don't care if you work fewer hours. Spring will be busier, but they should be hiring more people for that season. I usually work full-time in Summer.

I have also worked as a waitress, and they can be flexible too... but if you had school/clinicals all day, and then go in for your night shift, on your feet, and it's slammed, it becomes a really long day...

Good luck finding the best job for you :)

Personally, I work at a tanning salon. All 3 companies I have worked for were always flexible with school, and in many ways it is a seasonal job. It will be slow for all of Fall semester pretty much, so they don't care if you work fewer hours. Spring will be busier, but they should be hiring more people for that season. I usually work full-time in Summer.

I have also worked as a waitress, and they can be flexible too... but if you had school/clinicals all day, and then go in for your night shift, on your feet, and it's slammed, it becomes a really long day...

Good luck finding the best job for you :)

Those seem like good jobs. And how many hours a week we're you at each?

I worked full time (3 12hr shifts) as a patient care tech in an ICU. I had a lot of PTO saved up to use specific for nursing school but hardly used any the first year, if anything I used most of it my last semester of the ADN program. I worked every weekend (I know it sucks especially with a husband and two kids) and depending on my schedule I would pick up a third shift during the week.

TheCommuter, BSN, RN

Specializes in Case mgmt., rehab, (CRRN), LTC & psych.

I worked 32 hours per week as an LVN at a local nursing home while attending school full-time. I worked a 16-hour double shift from 6:00am to 10:00pm every Saturday and Sunday. The flexibility of this work schedule enabled me to have Monday through Friday off to devote to school.

My class times were from 1:00pm to 5:00pm every Tuesday and Thursday. My clinical rotation practicum took place every Wednesday from either 6:00am to 2:00pm, or sometimes from 2:00pm to 10:00pm. Hence, I had Mondays and Fridays off to do whatever I pleased.

The $26/hour rate of pay also enabled me to live rather comfortably during my time as a student.

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