Hi everyone, I really need some advice.
I'm in my second year of a full time ADN program.
I'm a single mom to three teenagers (13, 16 and 18), have a house, lawn, pool and dog, and a private massage therapy practice where I see about 10 clients a week, some outcalls where I go to them (including assisted living seniors and those with dementia in nursing homes).
Freshman year, I got a job at a hospital as a per diem clinical associate (nurse's aid). I've been there since March and the experience being on a unit has been invaluable.
I'm doing one 8 hour shift a week. The pay is so low. I'm wondering if it's worth it to continue considering it takes time away from studies, the kids and the massage practice (i.e., my bread and butter source of income.)
The experience was valuable but do I need to keep doing it? I've had six months to learn and work on the floor.
I'd appreciate any and all advice!