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What would you do if you were in my position

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I am a 25 year old college educated female who is working a low paying job in a hospital. I will soon begin nursing school and I am fortunate enough to be the recipient of 2 Scholarships--one from the school itself and the other from my job. However, I have a packed 7 class schedule that interferes with my working hours. Both my job and school refuse to be flexible. My supervisor has advised me to drop the two classes that are interfering with my job hours. However, being that I already have a degree, the schedule I came up with was carefully planned by me and my advisor to allow me to graduate a year early. Plus, dropping the two classes would put me below 12 credits, which means I'll lose the school's Scholarship. What would you do?

1) drop the two classes, lose one scholarship, and stay in school longer

2) Resign from the job, lose one scholarship, look for a part time job, and graduate early from nursing school

 

Please note my parents are willing to support me financially if they need to though I don't want them to have that burden.

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vintagemother specializes in Med-Surg, Psych, Geri, LTC,.

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My 2 cents: Ditch the job, unless it will allow you a greater chance of getting hired after graduation. I know at least one person who graduated with an a.d.n. After working in a hospital as a tech for many years who were unable to get hired after graduation due to a lack of experience, so I say unless the hospital hires new grads, it may be time to move on if they won't work with your school schedule.

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Would it be possible for you to take the two classes online? If not could you take them over the summer and take two online 'filler' courses to keep your Scholarships?

Sorry those weren't your options but they were the first things to pop to mind.

I would choose the first option as having a hospital job is a benefi since there is no nursing shortage. Who knows maybe your current employer will hire you upon completing your RN and you will be one of the few new grads with a job!

Good Luck

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The online filler classes aren't an option but i haven 't thought of the summer classes. I will asked my advisor that question.

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I very much dislike my job. I work in a psych hospital and I really don't have any intentions on going into psych nursing.

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