Ok so, so far in my schooling career (well the nursing school part anyway) I have not had to work. I have been blessed to be able to draw unemployment since I started school, but it looks like that might be ending soon, in which case I will need to get a job. Since school next semester is M, T, W, (some Thursday's), F, that means it'll probably be better for me to find a weekend job, which is fine, I don't mind working BUT what I'm worried about is that this next semester coming up is our hardest semester. It's the semester that everyone says NOT to work during, it's our MAIN weedout semester. I know that a lot of people have to work, so that's not feasible for everyone, but everyone ahead of us that we talk to says if at all possible, DON'T work during 3rd semester. I am kind of bummed because I was hoping that my unemployment would juuuuuust squeak by & get me through 3rd semester & then I was planning on getting a job anyway. Anyhoo, my point is, getting a job, what should I do?
Last summer I went through my CNA class & so now all I have to do is go & take the test to be able to work as a CNA, but we all know how I feel about working in LTC facilities. Can I work in a hospital as a CNA? If so, what would I be doing & do you make more $ working in a hospital? I think Zazzy does this....Then of course there's always waitressing. I was a waitress for about 7 years before I got into the medical field & I always made good money, plus it's a pretty brainless job, no stress, you just do your job, get your tips & go home. Also, I have to consider who would be willing to work around my school schedule.
So my question is, did you/do you work while in nursing school & if so doing what and for how many hours a week?
Thanks for the input!!