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    Who is doing it, and how do you manage. I’m taking a single class, not nursing related, but even this weekly reading assignment and paper seems to eat away at my family time and sleep. How do people manage to work full time and go to school full time, all while having a family?

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    It depends on how bad you WANT IT. I teach nursing full time and go for PhD full time. It’s been that way through 4 degrees

    Nicci, RN

    It is doable. Time management and plan to have little social life. Its possible if you have enough self motivation to say no to distractions. I worked full time while in an associates degree nursing program and pulled As. Now that I’m a RN I am currently working two full time jobs and working on my BSN. just ever little free time goes to doing homework. You must be able to say no to that TV show or going to dinner with friends sometimes, but in the end, it will all be worth it!


    I worked as an assistant in the ER full time while going through an ADN program. It was tough but doable. I went to clinicals and class mon-wed and worked 3/12’s thurs-sat. Sat night after work I would grab a drink with friends, maybe go dancing and let loose a bit. Sunday I relaxed and caught up on sleep and did house stuff but refused to do school work on sundays. I was really strict with myself and my time during the week and used time wisely and had one really good rest day. Just have to have a good balance.

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