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by mae40 mae40 (New) New

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Hi,

Does anyone work full-time and go to school. If so what shift works best for you. I am currently on 12/hr shifts....Midnights and I need to figure out how I will manage my study time.

Thanks

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I worked full time days while I was in the program and did the classes at night. I aslo did this pregnant, was overdue still going to class and only missed two days of school and we luckily had thanksgiving break(1 week) and went right back with a newborn in addition to two other small children. Time management is what you make of it. Anytime you find yourself watching TV, that could be your study time. Anytime you are a passenger in a care going anywhere that is your study time. if you catch the bus, lunch break that is your study time. Get my drift? Any time anywhere is study time.:up:

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Wow...That was really a challenge.......:bowingpur

You are right,

I think anything worth having is going to take sacrifice, dedication and time management.

Thanks for posting.

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TheCommuter has 14 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Case mgmt., rehab, (CRRN), LTC & psych.

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I worked full-time as an LPN/LVN while attending an RN-ADN program. I worked 16 hour double shifts every Saturday and Sunday at a local nursing home while attending school full time during the week. In fact, I still work 16-hour weekend double shifts while waiting to take NCLEX.

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I worked full-time as an LPN/LVN while attending an RN-ADN program. I worked 16 hour double shifts every Saturday and Sunday at a local nursing home while attending school full time during the week. In fact, I still work 16-hour weekend double shifts while waiting to take NCLEX.

"you just go then with your bad self. It is people like you that keep me motivated to keep stepping up in my career.":up:

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wow, that's what i like seeing, some determined women posting how they worked ft as a lpn while doing a rn program, that's hot.

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vanessalynn30 has 10 years experience.

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i plan on working part time while in the program. I think the bridge semester it will be hard to work, but i am gonna try. (our bridge semester is summer 1 and it is 6 weeks long.)

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I work 30hr weeks and a mom of a 7month old and plan on going to ptec from 7am to 2pm for lpn

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itsmejuli specializes in Home Care.

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I'll be working Sat and Sun 12 hour day shift while in the RN program which I start in Aug.

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Hello,

I have two small children at home, and I work 24 hours a week as an aide in a nursing home/assisted living facility (12 hours on 3rd shift Friday and Saturday) while working toward my LPN. Some people will tell you not to work during the program, but for some of us it is not an option! In my class, most of us work. You gotta do what you gotta do. I plan to go right on for my RN after getting my LPN, and I will be working FULL-TIME as a LPN while doing that.

I actually disagree with people that say you should work AT ALL during a program. I think it's a good idea to work at least a little. I don't care what anyone says; it DOES improve your chances of getting a nursing job after graduation when you've worked as an aide or tech during your program. Everyone has their opinion but that is just mine.

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what book should i read for PSB exam.

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Do you guys think that one should do CNA and the RN

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