If I understand your post correctly you're worried about the nurse manager being mad at you for quitting.
I'm going to be blunt so excuse me in advance....
You need to do what is best for you and your family and if that means quitting so that you can focus on LPN school then so be it.
If you are scared then practice what you are going to say, build up some nerve, and then quit. Be pleasant, polite, and give adequate notice because you may need a reference in the future but stick to your guns and do what you need to do. Also let whatever comments they have to say or any attitude they may have toward you in your remaining time roll off your back.
Don't fall for that line about being a team player that employers love to feed us all because trust me...the nurse manager isn't worried about you as a person (if she was she would let you go per diem) she is concerned with having enough staff.
If there ever came a day when there were too many CNAs she would not hesitate to cut your hours or let you go completely. Now don't get me wrong the manager has a job to do and it's not personal it's business.
Unfortunately, the nurse manager doing her job conflicts with what you need to do to handle your business (which is being an LPN student).
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Hello all, this forum has helped before, so I'm hoping it will again!
I am currently in LPN school and I work as a CNA every other weekend 14 hour shifts each day. I have three kids, and a husband and all that jazz. I want to quit my job and focus on school, but don't want to burn any bridges. I'm afraid to talk to my nurse manager, because they have already said that I can't be per diem and I have to work 40 hours in a two week time span. We are also very short, so they are not going to be happy. I'm actually calling in tomorrow (first time ever) because I'm so exhausted from school all week. Any advice? I love my job, but just can't do both. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!!