Does anyone have to give notice to their employer to attend nursing school? I'm in a fix because I want to tell them at work but it's 4 months before I'll be leaving so I'm wondering if that is excessive notice. I work at a bank, and the hours are incompatible with school schedule. My plan is to at least give 4 weeks notice but the mandatory orientation is June 16th, and I can't take the day off, because we already have an employee on vacation that week. So I can either call out sick that day, or tell them what's going on, and hope they'll give me the day off anyways because of the circumstances. I'm totally torn which is the right choice.