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I was just wondering about how everyone dealt with working and going to school. My first semester for nursing starts in a few short weeks and the company I work for ( been here 9 yrs) will not work with me schedule wise. Because I am not available 40 hours ( I can do 33 hours which is still full time per there HR dept) my manager just informed me, he can not work around my class schedule. I filled out all the proper forms and let him know 30 days prior and never thought he won't work with me schedule wise. I really don't know what to do, he asked what I was going to do. Quit school or quit work? I beside myself, I need my job but I worked so hard getting where I am now and finally getting into nursing school.Has anyone else had situations like this? What did you do?

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Stephalump has 2 years experience and specializes in Forensic Psych.

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I had to quit my job in my fourth semester. When I was hired, they promised to work around my schedule. Then, when push came to shove, they basically tried to "force" me to continue working full time. So I put in my two weeks and didn't look back.

Of course, that was only maybe 8 weeks before graduation, not right before nursing school. Maybe you could look into a job in a hospital where you could work prn?

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I did not work while in school and I see students who do work that are struggling and sometimes fail. I took the minimum amount of loans needed to get by and cut back on spending. I think it's better to stay in school because even if you have to take out loans, you will be in a better position when you finish. You can find a PRN position and pick up when school is slow.

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mindofmidwifery is a ADN and specializes in ICU Stepdown.

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Don't do it. Quit work, if you really can't, then try to get your CNA ASAP if you don't already have it and work out a weekend arrangement with a facility.

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Working while in school is possible if you are good at time management. I am about to start my third semester of nursing and I worked during the last year. Last semester I took 17 hrs and worked about 25. I would recommend only doing part time and definitely not working the night before clinical. I also would take a day or two off before finals or if I had several tests that week. You're the only one who can tell if it's too much. If your grades start to suffer then I would quit working.

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It's not really about being to much to take on I guess, it's my works inability to work with me. I have no idea if school and work will be to much at this point, I hope not I have had a job since I was 12. Not working would seem so weird to me, a lot of unknowns at this point and it's making me crazy

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Right. You can't really tell until you begin but I wouldn't quit school for any job.

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Quit your job, school is more important. I am in a similar position, as my job will not let me go down to part time and give me the weekends I need. I am quitting at the end of the year so I can start the program in January. Until then I am going to see if I can get a part-time weekend job while I am in school. Just give them enough notice and leave on good terms.

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Stephalump has 2 years experience and specializes in Forensic Psych.

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I don't really see that you have any options unless you're considering dropping your spot in NS. You have to quit.

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Yeah, they are making it difficult at work to remain there. I still need my job and income. But I will not pass up this opportunity.

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I would start looking for a new job that is willing to work around your school schedule

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Great news! My work just opened a part time position at another location ( which is also closer to home) and they are letting transfer there, so happy!

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