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Specializes in ER, Med-surg.
Purple_roses - Thank you so much for helping me. I really appreciate it. One last question for you. My acceptance letter told us to be unemployed during the program if at all possible. The dean also asked me if I was working more than 20 hours. I work in the gift shop at the local hospital nearby and I love working there. I work alternate weekends, a total of 16 hours every weekend I work. It's nice to talk to the nurses and doctors there as I'm able to ask them about anything. I told the dean that I'm only working 16 hours and she told me to just try and juggle, but know what I have to do if things get too hard. What is your take on it?

It's possible- though not ideal- to have a non-healthcare job during nursing school. It's best if it's something lowkey where you can potentially study, and that it be flexible and not demand too many hours. It sounds like your job fits the bill, so you might be able to make it work.

It's good that it's at a hospital- you'll be well-set-up to apply for nurse extern/tech type positions there after your first semester, which will give you great experience and put you in a good position to be hired once you are an RN.

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