Balancing work and nursing school might be difficult if you already work full-time. But the good news is that we offer evening classes, online courses, and weekend classes so that you can keep working while still advancing your career as a nurse.
We know that there are many challenges, but don’t worry! Our faculty and staff are here to guide you through enrolling in one of our nursing programs.
Our nursing school schedule is flexible. You can begin your studies during summer, spring, and fall.
It would help if you considered the following when you want to balance work and schooling:
- Online Classes
Working while going to nursing school might be challenging for you. However, online classes are a convenient, flexible, and affordable way to study. You can study while working full-time and complete your degree in less time than if you were in a traditional classroom setting. As an online student, you can access the course material anywhere with internet access. This means that those long commutes to and from work or school are now free to use however you want! If the thought of studying during these times makes your stomach churn, then relax; many online universities offer evening classes, so there is no need to rush home after work to catch up with your studies.
When it comes time for midterm exams or final projects, our instructors will be available via email or live videos, allowing students like yourself plenty of access without having to worry about commuting every day to meet the instructor.
- Make Use Of Your Health Facility Library To Do Your Research
The other thing you need to do is get on the right track early. You’ll have a lot of research projects and papers to write, and it’s essential to start strong. One way of doing this is by using your health facility library. Your local hospital or medical center probably has one, and they’re generally open most hours during the week.
If not, try checking out our website. We offer resources like eBooks and journals to help you with early research projects.
- Prioritize Your Health
When balancing work and nursing school, it’s easy to feel like you have to put your studies first. But if you’re not taking care of yourself in other ways, it will be harder for you to focus on your coursework. Try to prioritize your health by eating well, exercising regularly, getting enough sleep, and taking time off.
- Support from Family and Relatives
We have designed our nursing school schedule to be flexible so that you can have time for your family and friends. Family and relatives can often be a source of tremendous support, especially when you’re most exhausted. If you have a partner or spouse, they can run errands for you on their way home from work, help with childcare if necessary, and encourage you while you’re in school.
If other people in your life know how stressful it can be to balance both a full-time job and getting your nursing degree, feel free to ask them for help! You could ask someone else’s spouse or partner for assistance with errands; if they’re willing, have them take care of things like laundry or housework around the house so that it’s easier for you to focus on studying after work.