Does anyone work FT and go to school PT

  1. At night?

    I'm just wondering if it is managable. The two schools near me offer night programs, which I need and I do have a job that will allow me to study during the day.

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  3. by   LMRN10
    I do!! I have been doing this for the past 2 years or so. It works out well for me. I work all day and usually took 2 classes each semester at night. I am now down to 1 class because that is all I need to do at this point! I work full time for a Pharma company and then I attend classes at night.

    I also have an 11 month old at home. I took an online course during the Fall of last year when she was born and it was easy to keep up with because she slept a lot. However, now she is very mobile and I can't do anything unless she's sleeping or my husband takes care of her (which I usually have to beg for!! :chuckle ). I am also taking an online course this semester to ease myself back into school since I took the Spring/Summer semesters off.

    But I say go for it. If you have the time at night to commit to it, do it!! There are many that do!! Good luck!
  4. by   Kitty Hawk

    That's how I handled my first year of pre req's. Like the previous poster, I am just down to one class this fall, as that's all I need to hopefully get into the full time nursing program next fall.

    I too, only took 2 classes. I would take one in the evening and the other one on Saturdays. I wouldn't advise taking more than 2 if you're working full time, although there are people who do...sometimes those were the students whose grades would really suffer though...but you know yourself best. I didn't want to bite off more than I could chew, at the time I was also a single parent, so that was a bit of a juggling act. I'm now re married so it's much better now that my son isn't left to forage for food on his own He's 13 now too so that also helps.

    I also maintained a 4.0 until last fall's algebra class dropped me to a 3.78..I'm hoping to bring that back up with this fall's Chem class...I'm figuring it's completely doable even though I work M-F's my only class.

    Good luck and go for it!
  5. by   JaxiaKiley
    Because of financial aid, I think I am going to have to work full time and go to school full time. It won't be easy, but I think it is possible.
  6. by   RN-Diane
    I worked and went to school both full time. My work was really awsome about letting me work the days I could fit into my school schedule. I worked a couple doubles because it was better for me. I do think that my grades were affected though, but I made it!
  7. by   tkg123
    I work full time and go to school full time. It is possible but I find it to be very taxing. Not much time for anything else. I think you will be fine especially if you are able to do some studying at work. Good luck. Have a great semester.
  8. by   MrsCD
    I hope I can do this also. I am trying to finish my pre-reqs up now and will be applying for the nursing program for the evening. My job is allowing me to work 2 days in the office and 3 days at home. Plus I have a 3 month old so I hope I will be able to handle this.....good luck to all ;o)
  9. by   ErikaMarie
    Right now I work full time & I'm taking my pre-reqs on part time... 2 classes. Summer semester I had M,T, W classes & fall semester I have Tuesday &Thursday classes. All of them have been 6pm-8:45pm.
  10. by   WickedRedRN
    I did all my pre-reqs part time while working full time, and a husband and pre-schooler! It is doable, and you become very proficient in time management!
  11. by   paccookie
    Quote from lma82
    At night?

    I'm just wondering if it is managable. The two schools near me offer night programs, which I need and I do have a job that will allow me to study during the day.

    I work at night full time and go to school during the day full time. Two of my classes are online so I don't have to go to those. Until I moved to the night shift, I worked 7-3 and went to class in the afternoon. Fall was class from 6:45-9:30 and spring was class from 3:30-9:00. I like doing my classes first because I'm more alert, but it is definitely do-able to work and then go to class. Take advantage of online classes if you have the opportunity.

  12. by   jbjints
    I also work full time in New York City and travel to school 4 nights a week on Long Island, quite a trek but it's well worth it. I am married with two childrean. I am taking 3 classes this semester and I have gone to summer school until this past summer, I needed a break. It can be done. Good Luck.
  13. by   WannaBTraveling
    I work full time, and I go to school full time. I have 4 children, a husband, and a very needy best friend. I do my homework every waking minute I have. My kids help me with dinner, chores, and anything else I need help with. It is tough to maintain a good GPA, but is is completely do-able. One day when I am a nurse I know it will be WORTH every second of this chaotic time...

    Good luck - You can do it!
  14. by   godsgift2
    It can be done I work full-time 6:45a-7:15p 12 hr shifts 3-4 days a week and have a 4 year old son I took 3 classes the first semester and 2 the next semester and maintained a 4.0 average good luck it can get frustrating but well worthit