Nurse or Teacher???

  1. Ok here's my issue.

    I work at Sylvan Learning Center teaching Math and running the Math program (writing lessons, administering assessment tests, etc.). I LOVE IT!!!

    I love teaching! But I also love nursing! My boss at Sylvan just offered me a directors position at Sylvan if I decide to stay there and do nursing part time after school and boards.

    I don't know what to do? What do I want? Both! I want to do only like one or two days of nursing and then be at Sylvan the rest of the time, but how will that work?

    Will any hospital floor hire a brand new graduate nurse for only weekend work??

    I wish I could split myself down the middle and do both at one time!

    Any thoughts would be appreciated!
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  3. by   Genista
    In CA, where I live, they WILL hire a new grad for only weekend work. I'm an RN with 4+ years experience, about to enter an elementary ed. teaching credential program. I want to take a break from nursing, whether temporary or permanent (not sure yet). I've cut back to a 3 day/week nursing position, so I can go back to school. They are so short for nurses out here, that I know I can get per diem or whatever I want, if I decide I want to work even less.

    If you really want to be a nurse, look into it. Have you shadowed an RN? That might be a good idea, if you haven't. I would imagine your "dream" of sharing both jobs could be a reality, if that's what you really want.

    Good luck!