Working as an ADN RN while attending school for a BSN

  1. I am a student at a California community college with an excellent ADN program. I hear that BSN is the way to go, so I plan on earning a BSN while working as an ADN RN. The question I have is, if I get an ADN, is it likely that I can obtain a job where I can work 3-4 days a week at most? I ask because I need days where I can work on BSN school work.
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  3. by   klone
    Since many/most nursing jobs entail 12-hour shifts, you would likely be working 3-4 days/week at most.

    Nevertheless, I find that working on a degree program while working M-F 40 hours a week is quite doable.
  4. by   RN403
    I agree, it is do-able. You could also consider doing an online program if that would be of interest to's very flexible.
  5. by   Cronin
    How likely do think it is that I could work mainly on the weekend?
  6. by   Stephalump
    Almost all nursing jobs are 3 days a week, no?
    And people LOVE weekend workers.
  7. by   anon456
    I would encourage you to look into on-line learning programs. Those programs work around whatever schedule you have. I am an ADN who is working, raising a family, and still doing very well (so far) in my BSN program.
  8. by   TheCommuter
    I'm an RN who is educated at the associate degree level. I work three 12 hour night shifts per week while pursuing a BSN degree online, so the OP's plan is definitely feasible.
  9. by   Cronin
    Thank you for all the awesome advice. (: