Free schooling through Auto Parts Store - Anything Nursing, Similar?

  1. Hey y'all

    Quick question for the new or experienced nurses on here.

    Last week I landed myself a job at a auto parts store (Think major chain like Autozone)

    After a certain period of time, I can get two certifications at least;

    1. ASE certified parts specialist
    2. DuraLast certified starter and alternator specialist (in house)
    I also get to learn testing ignition control modules. Which to me is a Godsend

    the latter is pretty cool. But the first? I can go damn near anywhere with that. Dealer, other parts stores, etc...

    I already plan on going back for my ASE master mechanic, and diesel courses after the nursing stuff is done.

    In the meantime, is there anyway, during nursing school I could land myself a job at a hospital and have some school costs off loaded for me?

    Like what the parts store is doing for me?

    I know it's a shot in the dark, but I figured I'd ask.

    Or a place that'd help you get your CCRN, APN, etc?

    Thanks in advance!
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  3. by   verene
    In answer to your question - yes, it may be possible to obtain *some* financial assistance for nursing school from a healthcare employer - however, usually this assistance is limited and it may require working full-time or near full-time in order to qualify, which can make life difficult in nursing school as many programs recommend cutting back on work hours, as nursing school tends to be a full-time job equivalent in terms of commitment.

    However - what is your end goal? Nursing and automotive repair are two pretty different career pathways - which one do you actually want to do?
  4. by   Mudpinesredneck
    Quote from verene
    In answer to your question - yes, it may be possible to obtain *some* financial assistance for nursing school from a healthcare employer - however, usually this assistance is limited and it may require working full-time or near full-time in order to qualify, which can make life difficult in nursing school as many programs recommend cutting back on work hours, as nursing school tends to be a full-time job equivalent in terms of commitment.

    However - what is your end goal? Nursing and automotive repair are two pretty different career pathways - which one do you actually want to do?
    Nursing comes first for me. I do not see myself working on other people's cars, day in and day out, until I die. I do it for myself.

    Nursing on the other hand runs in my families blood. And myself. Helping those in need I can see myself doing, proudly until my last breath.

    I am, however, a broke man with 4 cars, a motorcycle, quad and trailer. The trailer and 1 vehicle are reliable.

    The rest I bought used or inherited and need work. I do that work as I really can't be paying someone $500 for labor, when I can get the part for $10 to $300and get down to it.

    I self taught myself when the difference beteeen "I gotta get to work" and the unemployment line was one stupid misfire, from a torn boot in cylinder 3.

    Then came to enjoy the savings of doing my own work.

    Nursing or not, I will always DIY my work, and maybe one day build one of my two dream vehicles;
    1. A 6.7 Powerstroke (diesel)
    2. Or a LQ4 Yukon XL Denali (gas, but $5,000 gets you 600+ horsepower)

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