Maintaining a job while being a nursing student has its pros and cons. It is extremely hard and exhausting but it is doable. One of the pros is that I get to work in a field that I am most passionate about, the healthcare field. I get paid for doing things that I love which is taking care of people in need. I can use the knowledge and skills that I have been trained in (I am a Licensed Nurses Assistant). I get to bring my homework for my downtime. Some of the pros are having to go to school all day, then head into work, stay up all night and then come back in the morning to get ready to go to class. I don't get the amount of sleep that I need but I am at least loving what I do. It can be physically and emotionally draining but being a college student, you need to have at least a little bit of income coming in for bills you have. I love being able to get off campus and getting to socialize with different age groups. My advice would definitely be too not overload yourself with a job, especially until you know exactly how your schedule is and how much you can handle. I would suggest only working the number of hours that you need to in order to be financially stable. I would not suggest working full time and being a full-time college student. It is important to get money but you also have to keep in mind the real reason you are here, to get a good education. Keep in mind, you have the rest of your life to work and to just focus on getting that degree while you can!