emmjayy, BSN, RN 512 Posts Specializes in Critical Care. Has 5 years experience. Jun 6, 2017 Thanks for the reply! I suppose I'll just have to wait and see what my first year will be like. But I see that years 2 through 4 will most likely have a hectic schedule (as expected). In your honest opinion, can you see yourself devoting 50 or 70 hours a month to something non-school related at this point in time? For perspective, a part time job is about 80 hours per week.Absolutely not. I have a per diem job at the hospital and during the semester I only work 30 or so hours per month. I know you can work more, but if I worked anymore than that I would literally never leave the hospital and would be miserable.