Hey guys....How do you all support yourselves? - page 6

Hey guys, I've decided to leave the corporate world to pursue nursing. This has been a long time passion for me. My question is, since nursing school is full-time day, how do you all support... Read More

  1. by   Anubis
    I've been on unemployment for a while now, but getting student loans will help, and go through CNA training to get a job working in a hospital to help w/tuition reimbursement or assistance. Also, having some plastic on hand for unforeseen emergencies, equity in the house, and a couple IRAs to draw on (as a last ditch effort) helps. You can also apply for scholarships.
  2. by   ssturgis
    I have to give credit to my supportive wife as she is the bread winner while I retool my career. I don't know how I could do it without her support.
  3. by   baldee
    16 tons and what do you get, another day older and deeper in debt...
  4. by   JMurse89
    Like many of you, I'm a Tech in the ED. I'm able to balance 32 hrs of work each week with my classes (went from 13 to 9 credits) but I'm worried about clinicals when I get into the upper division. All these current students tell me how crazy it is. Now try to add work onto that and I'm not really sure what I'm going to do.

    I thank God for my job because its been a goal of mine for about 3 years. I learn so much from the nurses and docs there, and they all love teaching me too. I'm applying to the program in July for admission next spring. I'll finish up my pre-reqs over the summer and this Fall. I just hope my GPA is good enough to get in!

    Keep up the good work fellas!

  5. by   jon1989
    I am starting my pre-reqs in the fall and am currently working at CVS doing front end retail FT and management is willing to work with my school schedule bad thing is that I bought a car when I was still a state employee so although i can get FAFSA to pay for my tuition and such I still have to work to pay for my car so yea, it gets rough at times bugeyes:
  6. by   jetfuel
    I'm working full time while taking prereqs. A&P (part 2) is on the plate right now, so I really have no life.

    I'm married, and believe me, it helps having a supportive wife! :redpinkhe

    I also have two teenage kids. They're really great, and I have trouble telling them "I really need to study for a while." They're very understanding (as is the wife), and we've made sure that they see the importance of education.

    Study hard, guys; learn all you can.

  7. by   rlorenzo24
    I'm considering an LPN program this fall and because it's a full time day program, my intention to work full time has been shot in the leg. Class and homework time will take up a significant portion of my day and will be hard to combine this with a full time job. You hope your boss will be accommodating when you tell him that you need to cut back in hours and pray that he won't fire and replace you. Realistically, I'm going to have to either sell my apartment (not that I won't get what I'm asking for it anyway) or move in with a friend so that I can rent it out and, therefore, cut my expenses. I can't think of how else to continue owning property and become a full time student at the same time. I sometimes feel like I have to choose between one or the other. I like the system from the poster in Ireland that gets paid to study. Until we have a system like that here, the rich will continue to get richer and the poor will continue to remain poor because they can't survive and try to have a better life by going to school. Unless you come from a two-income household, have a trust fund or live with your parents, I can't see how plausible studying for a new career and being able to pay your mortgage and bills can be.