ok, any advice you can give me would be greatly appreciated..
I got a job two weeks ago p/t nights which I wanted (8hr shifts) working for a nursing home which is part of 1199 union. My plan is to get into the LPN program nights (17 month program)beginning Sept 2011..great news the union pays for the program after a year which ends up being great..only thing is I have to remain working 3 night shifts a week (at least 21 hrs a week) for them cotinue to reimburse.
Now, I just got called for a second interview at a hospital around the corner from me- no union, no LPN reimbursement at all(vacation,sick days,pension though)..its part time two 12hr shifts a week. It seems to be like night and day between the two facilities, morale is low at nursing home and work enviroment is very outdated (manual beds, punch clock, no computers, etc) but still managable for me.
Is it feasible to go to LPN school m-thur 6:30-10pm and also work 3 nights shifts (8hrs) during the week?? I hear the program is very intense with alot of homework to cover.
I have two toddlers at home and my husband works during the week only until around 6pm or so..
not taking out a student loan would be awesome but at the same time not sure if that sacrifice would be worth it?