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nursing school and working

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Does anyone have any tips on juggling nursing school and work?

mced

Specializes in ER, OPEN HEART RECOVERY. Has 5 years experience.

Get a job working as a tech PRN. You will make more money and can schedule around tests and clinicals. The best part is that you will be able to directly apply what you are learning and develop basic nursing skills, especially if you work in the ED. Makes school much easier.

BethBSN

Specializes in ICU. Has 4 years experience.

Get a job working as a tech PRN. You will make more money and can schedule around tests and clinicals. The best part is that you will be able to directly apply what you are learning and develop basic nursing skills, especially if you work in the ED. Makes school much easier.

I second this

TheCommuter, BSN, RN

Specializes in Case mgmt., rehab, (CRRN), LTC & psych. Has 15 years experience.

The 2-day plan (Baylor Plan) is rare, but jobs with this type of schedule still exist. I have Monday through Friday off, then work 32 hours over the weekend with benefits and differentials that add up to a 40 hour paycheck. Since I have 5 days off in a row during the week, I attend school full-time.

The weekend thing sounds cool. Here Locally they dont do that though it is depressing.

If at all possible, do NOT work full time.

AfloydRN, BSN, RN

Specializes in ER/ ICU. Has 11 years experience.

I worked FT as a CNA 3-11 5 days a week and went to school FT. It can be done. If you want it bad enough- you can do anything.

I worked with a staffing agency so my hours were flexible and I could work in between classes. A full time job and full time school is tough but it can be done.

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