What's Your Status?

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Registered: 07-08-2004
What's Your Status?
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Sat, 09-04-2010 - 1:06pm

What's Your Status?



  • School full-time, no paid work (all moms work, though! :) )
  • School part-time, no paid work
  • School full-time, work for pay full-time
  • School full-time, work for pay part-time
  • School part-time, work for pay part-time
  • School part-time, work for pay full-time
  • Other


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Registered: 07-08-2004
Sat, 09-04-2010 - 1:09pm
I chose "School part-time, work for pay full-time," even though I'm also doing my internship right now...so it seems like EVERYTHING is full-time now!
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Registered: 03-30-2003
Sat, 09-04-2010 - 3:41pm

There are people in my class that work.

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Registered: 07-08-2004
Sat, 09-04-2010 - 3:55pm
I can't imagine a nursing school plus a job AND taking care of a family, either. I've had to do my master's on a 1/2 to 3/4 time basis, because doing full-time school on top of my job would have been really impossible. Plus, I knew once I was knee-deep in my internship, there just wouldn't have been enough hours in the day to do everything...like breathe ;)


Edited 9/5/2010 8:16 am ET by justiceandtruth
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Registered: 10-05-2009
Sun, 09-05-2010 - 2:12pm

I know there is at least 1 girl in my nursing class that has worked full time through the whole thing, and she's a single mom with 2 kids.


Now that we've passed the LPN mark, lots of students got their LPN license so they could work at least part time in the field. Many started with their NAC (nurse assistant) so they worked in that until their LPN's. I don't honestly know how they do it, except that they are working in our field, so that helps cement what we are learning.


I work at the school through work-study. We aren't allowed to work more than 19 hours a week in that job, and can only earn as much money as we've been awarded. I got a really

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Registered: 03-30-2003
Sun, 09-05-2010 - 3:17pm

Most of the people who work at my school are carepartners (like CNA).

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Registered: 07-08-2004
Sun, 09-05-2010 - 4:57pm

It seems like during the learning process, they like to stretch us really thin! I don't know about you, but we get about 3 hours worth of work to do in 45-minutes! Last week, I had just finished up a group counseling session and needed to fill out progress notes (which still take a while, since I'm newer). My supervisor (whom I normally adore), comes in with a list of requests:
- Reach out to five people about the smoking cessation program (which involves filling out administrative progress notes for each call)
- Start new treatment plans for two clients.
- Pull charts for three clients.

That's about 3 hours worth of work, and I had to leave for the day in 45 minutes to attend an off-site meeting...yikes! So even though I'm not in nursing, I feel your pain ;)

And as an aside, I don't know how you do it. Blood, injuries, and needles make me VERY queasy...I'm a wimp when it comes to that!

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Registered: 03-30-2003
Sun, 09-05-2010 - 5:33pm

The vitals thing I really don't mind.

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Registered: 07-08-2004
Sun, 09-05-2010 - 6:05pm

"BTW I'm looking at doing a preceptorship in Psych nursing"

A few years ago, I thought about psych nursing, too. But then I realized since I can NOT tolerate blood, needles, injuries, etc., I'd never get through nursing school ;) I really enjoy clinical counseling. Once this job/internship/school craziness is over in about seven months, I really look forward to working "officially" in the field.

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Registered: 08-12-2007
Tue, 09-07-2010 - 11:24am
School full-time, no paid work
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Tue, 09-07-2010 - 12:56pm
school full time, no paid work.