Few questions.

  1. 0 If you don't mind answering this, please do so.

    How long have you been a nurse? What age did you become one?

    Are you married?

    Do you have children?

    And an extra question, is it possible to be pregnant while going to nursing school?
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  3. Visit  StL_Momma27} profile page

    About StL_Momma27

    From 'Saint Louis, MO, US'; Joined Aug '10; Posts: 93; Likes: 8.

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  4. Visit  NF_eyenurse} profile page
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    If you don't mind answering this, please do so. Sure

    How long have you been a nurse? 5 years
    What age did you become one? 36

    Are you married? yep,22 years

    Do you have children? yes (they were 6 and 14 when I started school)

    And an extra question, is it possible to be pregnant while going to nursing school? I would think it would be difficult but I have known a few people who were. Some gave birth in between class breaks or delivered soon after graduation.
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  5. Visit  KelRN215} profile page
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    How long have you been a nurse? What age did you become one? 6 1/2 years. 23.

    Are you married? No.

    Do you have children? No.

    And an extra question, is it possible to be pregnant while going to nursing school? If you are fertile and sexually active, yes.
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  6. Visit  TheCommuter} profile page
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    How long have you been a nurse? 8 years (LVN 2006, RN 2010)

    What age did you become one? I was 25. I'll be 33 in a few weeks.

    Are you married? I am single, never-married.

    Do you have children? I have no children.

    And an extra question, is it possible to be pregnant while going to nursing school?
    Three of my classmates were pregnant while attending nursing school. Two of the women were young, in their 20s, healthy, and had spouses, so they gave birth with no complications and returned to school without missing any time. The third woman was middle-aged and smoked heavily, and gave birth to an underweight baby girl. She did not return to school after having the baby.

    So it is possible to be pregnant in nursing school, but I would not recommend it.
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  7. Visit  SwansonRN} profile page
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    If you don't mind answering this, please do so.
    Sure!

    How long have you been a nurse? 1.5 years

    What age did you become one? 22

    Are you married? Nope

    Do you have children? Nope

    And an extra question, is it possible to be pregnant while going to nursing school?
    Definitely. It certainly won't make things easier, but I've seen it work out for some of my classmates.
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  8. Visit  Here.I.Stand} profile page
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    How long have you been a nurse? What age did you become one? 11 years; I was 23

    Are you married? 13 years next month

    Do you have children? Five; my oldest is almost 12, my youngest is 6 months

    And an extra question, is it possible to be pregnant while going to nursing school? Do the math. My oldest was born the first day of spring break, and I took an extra week off. The week I came back I had patho exams on respiratory and renal--I had missed one the week I was off, and we had another the following week. It was TOUGH! I read my notes to her instead of "Goodnight Moon." The instructors were able to schedule my first clinical rotation before she was born, and other one when she was about a month old. I worked PT as a CNA and went back 2 months postpartum. I breastfed.

    I am in the middle of an RN-BSN completion right now and have a baby. I would have just taken a couple of weeks off like I did w/ my ADN program, but I needed a varicella vaccine to do the practicum that started while I was pregnant. I had chicken pox as a child but wasn't immune, and I couldn't have the vaccine while pregnant. I took advantage of the time to finish up my generals, which I was able to do online. My husband's parents help us a ton during the week, and my husband is Mr. Mom every other weekend while I work. He's a CFO so works mostly regular office hours. He does travel a lot and schedules trips during my days off. I'm breastfeeding this baby too. It helps that this program I'm in is more geared towards working adults. My ADN program was really tough. It was very doable with one baby though.

    It's definitely a juggling act, but so worth it!
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  9. Visit  WillyNilly} profile page
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    Ive been a nurse for over 5 years. I became one when I was 28. I am married and have multiple kids.

    I was pregnant in school. Had my first during my prereqs and returned to summer session with a 2 week old in tow to a computer class, sat in the back and formatted while baby slept. The next one happened during nursing school and I graduated and passed nclex while pregnant. Chewed zofran like skittles throughout the last semester of school to prevent puking daily but I passed. It's doable!
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  10. Visit  Here.I.Stand} profile page
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    Oh, I should add that I did quit my CNA job the final semester of nursing school. I only worked 2-3 days a week, but it was just too much with Advanced Nursing lecture/clinicals and my final internship.
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  11. Visit  StL_Momma27} profile page
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    Thanks for the replies!

    I think I can do it, but it scares me too. I don't want to flunk out of nursing school for being sick or something. Now, I have never been the best test taker to begin with, is that an automatic fail for nursing school?
  12. Visit  Here.I.Stand} profile page
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    Not automatic fail, but you might just have to work harder. My nursing class exams (as opposed to A&P, micro etc.) were mostly multiple choice questions where you had to choose the MOST correct answer. It wasn't always clear-cut. But that's what the NCLEX is like, and taught me how to think for the exam.
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  13. Visit  Katie71275} profile page
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    How long have you been a nurse? What age did you become one? 6 months(grad May 2013)

    Are you married?yes, 10 yrs

    Do you have children? Yes, 4(age 10.5, 9, 7, 4).

    And an extra question, is it possible to be pregnant while going to nursing school? Yes it is possible, but I would not recommend it. There was a girl who moved from her graduating class in the last quarter into our class(one class behind them) b/c she developed preeclampsia and had to deliver at 30ish weeks. You never know what is going to happen. That said, she graduated with my class and is doing well as an RN as far as I know.
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  14. Visit  RunBabyRN} profile page
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    How long have you been a nurse? What age did you become one? I'm graduating in May. I'll be 34.

    Are you married? Yes

    Do you have children? Yes, a son in kindergarten.

    And an extra question, is it possible to be pregnant while going to nursing school? Physically? Yes. Ideally, NO NO NO. We have put off having more kids until I have a steady job. I CANNOT imagine adding the stress of pregnancy, birth, and a newborn on top of nursing school and my existing life stress. Oh no no no.
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  15. Visit  ohiobobcat} profile page
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    How long have you been a nurse? What age did you become one? I have been a nurse for 7+ years. I graduated in 2006 when I was 34.

    Are you married? No. I'm divorced. I was a single mom when I was in nursing school. My kids were 5, 7 and 11 when I graduated.

    Do you have children? Yes, 3 kids who live with me pretty much full time.

    And an extra question, is it possible to be pregnant while going to nursing school? I'm sure it is possible, but I can't imagine it's easy.
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