Quote from healinghand
In my class I counted at least 10 students out of 36 who are single moms.
They worked,paid bills,studied at night and even took care of the kid?
Nursing is attracting them as it has flexible schedule with good money.
Is it true that it would be an easy job for single moms?
We must not forget about single dads too! I am a single dad raising 3 kids alone. I went to RN school, finished, all while working, paying the bills and taking care of my kids. Many single moms (am perhaps dads too) get into nursing because of the flexibility it offers. You do not have to work in the hospital and keep those hours. There are plenty of opportunites for RN's out there that allow for decent hours at a good, livable wage. Ultimately, the choice of becoming a nurse as a single parent is one that may be necessitated based on the availablity of work as well as a job that can offer flexibility. However, if your plan is to work at a hospital or other health care facility and do shift work, you need to be prepared with child care options. Like the previous poster said, nursing in these jobs can be very demanding and you need to have plan B for when your child(ren) get sick or if you are forced to work overtime for whatever reason.
My kids are all teenagers now .... whew .... it is nice to be able to work the hours that I need to work, but they still require a great deal of my time and that supervision that teenagers need. Regardless, I stand by my decision to finish my RN as being a nurse has afforded me opportunities I would have otherwise not had. For me, and my kids, it was the right decision. Good luck in your decision.