Pregnant while in nursing school. - page 2

I am currently a practical nursing student, and I just found out recently that I am about a month and a half pregnant. I really want to be able to finish school, and I know the final decision is up... Read More

  1. by   NurseCard
    Just another testimonial from someone who says "Yes it can be done!" I found out about two months into my second semester of nursing school that I was pregnant. I ended up having my baby towards the end of my third semester. I missed one clinical and one exam. They allowed me to make up the exam and well... since I HAD MY BABY DURING MY OB CLINICAL , I guess that's why they didn't tell me I had to make up the clinical. Instead of having a patient that evening, I WAS the patient.

    So, it might help to have understanding instructors yeah... but definately I think it can be done. It's hard, because just being pregnant makes a person tired. But it can be done.
  2. by   elcue
    b][size="4"]whoa, little sister!!!!b]color][b]
    first and foremost, congrats!!!

    it most assuredly is not up to the school. this is precisely why your foremothers endured criticism and ridicule and still soldiered on with the women's movement - because it is your choice!

    whether you decide to press on, or take a semester or even a year off, it's up to you to decide what's best for you and your family. and don't think of taking a year off as defeat. i'm sure you want to get the heck through with school, but a year is a blink in the grand scheme of your family life and your career.

    so, enjoy your pregnancy and your baby, and just listen to your own little voice when you make this decision. and insist that the decision is yours.
    all the best,
    linda

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