SHOULD YOU WORK DURING NURSING SCHOOL?

SHOULD YOU WORK DURING NURSING SCHOOL?

November 29, 2019 35 By Stanley Isaacs


So there are two reasons to have a job
in nursing school one is money in two is for the experience what’s up everyone
I’m nurse Blake and in this video I’m gonna answer one of the most common
questions should I work while I’m in nursing school now I’ve received
hundreds of letters from you guys like dear nurse Blake should I work while
nursing school I’m just kidding I don’t receive any letters but I do get a lot
of social media messages that ask me this question should I work while I’m a
nursing school can I work while I’m in nursing school when it comes to working
a nursing school there’s really not a wrong or right answer I just can’t tell
you yes or no because it really all depends on the person some people want
to just focus on school and they don’t necessarily have to work that’s great
just focus on school but some people need a job or maybe even want a job and
I think there’s two reasons why nursing students should have a job in nursing
school one is for the money I get it we have bills and a lot of them from our
Amazon Prime account to paying for Netflix every month and that’s just like
the basic stuff if you have to work to pay the bills that’s okay I went to
school with a lot of people who worked and were in school and they did great
the second reason I feel that someone should have a job in nursing school is
for the experience being in health care throughout nursing school gives you a
whole lot of experience you get hands-on at the bedside you get to talk and
communicate and collaborate with health care teams a lot of what you learn in
health care in a health care job can benefit you greatly in a nursing program
and my personal experience when I was in nursing school I worked as a patient
care tech neuro-icu part-time nightshift and it
was probably one of the best decisions I made in nursing school because I got so
much experience and I really believe it helped me in the exams it helped me in
clinical it helped me in lab so if you are considering a job in nursing school
for the experience go into healthcare and a patient care tech is a perfect job
for that or a certified nursing assistant these are great positions you
don’t have to work full time in this job you can work part-time or you can even
work per diem so one day a week or maybe three shifts a month so this job can be
flexible and it can be flexible with your school schedule and when you’re in
a patient care tech role a lot of the managers and leaders know that you’re in
school so they understand that the schedule is complicated and that the
schedule changes every semester so they’ll probably be flexible with your
job which is also an added benefit if you need a job for the money that’s okay
you don’t have to feel bad about that now working full time is gonna keep you
really really busy so when you’re nursing school your main goal should be
to finish nursing school and pass the NCLEX you never want to do anything that
compromises that because when you’re in nursing school it’s a big investment it
costs a lot of money and you never want to get halfway done or two months from
graduating and then a job interferes with that so make sure you balance your
time out wisely and you put your priorities in order
with nursing school being on the top of that list if you need a job and maybe
full times not for you you can work part-time and that’s great too like I
said I worked part-time and it was a great fit for my schedule it really just
depends on the person so you have to know yourself do you just want to focus
on nursing school or do you need a job or want to get a job for the experience
there is no right or wrong answer to this question it really has to be your
choice and whatever choice you make back behind it a hundred percent don’t get a
job for the experience and think to yourself when you’re going into shift I
hope this is not take time for my school you know if you want
to get a job for the experience you have to own it
alright so focus on your job and then focus on school and sometimes when you
get breaks at work and you’re a patient care tech you get to study which is
awesome and you’re getting hands-on experience so this can really benefit
you another plus about getting a job in healthcare isn’t in nursing school is
that if you apply and get a job on a unit you’re interested in for being a
nurse after you graduate that’s great because now you have contacts and I bet
that unit you’re working as a the the I bet that unit you’re working as a
patient care tech may even consider hiring you after you graduate nursing
school that’s a huge benefit so if you are looking for a job make sure you
apply somewhere that interest you that piques your interest in the job that you
may consider after you graduate so the question should I work in nursing school
well it’s up to you there’s no right or wrong answer and if you have to work for
money I get it I understand we hug hot pills and they have to get paid so the
choice has to be yours and whatever decision you make I’ll be happy with it
for you or whatever decision you make I stand behind you in that decision is
that good does that make sense okay so don’t let anyone tell you don’t work
while in nursing school alright you are in control of your own experience you
are in control of your own journey and to be successful at it it has to be your
choice a hundred percent and you gotta stick with yourself alright so be
confident in whatever decision you make whatever decision you make is gonna be
the right one well thank you guys so much for watching I’m nurse Blake I hope
this video helps answer your question about getting a job in nursing school
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have a great shift