Tell Me if I'm Crazy - page 2

Hi all- i am in need of a little guidance here. I just interviewed for a part time adjunct clinical instructor position this week. I'm pretty confident that I got the job- they already gave me a... Read More

  1. by   ProfRN4
    Girl, you are crasy!!! but you know what, so was I, until this semester . When I started teaching adjunct almost 2 years ago, I was working per-diem on top of that (at least 2 shifts a week, only did per-diem for the flexibility for childcare). I was taking 6 credits. Then I got separated from my husband, which forced me to get a real job. worked PT (2 shifts), a little per-diem with that, still taking 6 credits at a time, with a young child. I was nuts!!! But I got my foot in the teaching door and didn't want to take it out. And I'm glad I didn't, because my adjunct turned into a part-time job, and now I am working full time. Done with school , so I have a little load off my shoulders, but took on an adjunct on top of the FT job.

    Take that plunge girl!!! We women are stronger than we give ourselves credit for
  2. by   BBFRN
    LOL- thanks Nurse Ed. love the avatar, BTW.
  3. by   BBFRN
    Update: I took the job! I discovered that I know most of the educators and adjuncts there, so I feel good about starting at this school. They have a laid back atmosphere, and seem to be very organized, too. I am very excited, happy, and a little scared. I start in March!
  4. by   KellieNurse06
    Wow...congratulations...sounds like you are excited & nervous! I'm sure you'll be fine! You seem to be happy about it.......It will work if you want it to...I can't wait to hear about how it goes with the students! I'm sure you'll be a fantastic instructor!
  5. by   KellieNurse06
    ROTFLMAO...I absolutely looooooove your avatar nurse educate! That's great!!!!!!!! Where did you get it , if I am not being too rude in!
  6. by   GIRN
    Congratulations! That's really exciting for you! I hope you like teaching! Let us know how it goes.
  7. by   BBFRN
    Thanks, guys!
  8. by   DDRN4me
    congratulations!! i am sure you will be awesome!! good luck and let us know how it goes!! mary
  9. by   VickyRN
  10. by   ProfRN4
    Quote from kellienurse06
    rotflmao...i absolutely looooooove your avatar nurse educate! that's great!!!!!!!! where did you get it , if i am not being too rude in!
    i think you may need to be a premium member to display an avatar these days. i got it from the choices here, under "user cp"

    glad you decided to take the plunge!!!
    Last edit by ProfRN4 on Feb 24, '07
  11. by   MSN_Ed
    I think that if you are asking the question, you probably need to think long and hard before taking all this on. I finished my MSN after taking a full time teaching job, and worked supplemental in the hospital. My family suffered, and so did my coursework. Having been baptized by fire, as a nurse, why would you want to do the same as an educator?
  12. by   ProfRN4
    Quote from MSN_Ed
    Having been baptized by fire, as a nurse, why would you want to do the same as an educator?
    Isn't that the way it always is?? It's the nature of the beast that is nursing!!
  13. by   RN BSN 2009
    It doesn't look like TOO much, but make sure to have enough YOU time