Hi everyone. I am new to the boards as of this morning. Back in 2001, when I was pregnant with my second child, I went to college for a semester of pre-nursing, having been accepted to the nursing program to start that fall. After I had my daughter, however, I knew I couldn't leave her at such a young age to go to school. (my school is a very intensive 2 year RN program) Now, I have re-applied to go back after having had my third and last child. I actually applied to start taking courses part time this fall and start the nursing program in the fall of 2005. Imagine my surprise when I received an acceptance letter to start THIS fall full-time in the nursing program. (my baby is just 5 months old now)
I have, however, received some resistance from those around me. My husband is super supportive which I suppose is the most important, but even my advisor who I just met Tuesday was skeptical that I can "handle it". I really just need some REAL support to help me get through all the rough times that I am sure are ahead.
I am 30 years old and have thought everything through. It's not like I am a teenager that has no idea of the consequences of my actions on others. I have already been to the childcare center to get my kids in. I have called about an afterschool program for my soon to be kindergartener. I have talked to people about state aid for paying for the childcare and I have filled out all my financial aid forms. All this in less than a week and still I get resistance. (mostly from my MIL, so I guess what do I expect?) :chuckle
On the other hand, my husband is being wonderful and more supportive than he has ever been in my life. I KNOW that this is going to be difficult. I KNOW that there are going to be times when I just want to throw up my hands and say "I quit" but I have absolutely NO intention of doing so. It has been my life-long dream to be a nurse and frankly, when I was in school before, I was the happiest I have ever been.
I am very lucky to have been accepted, especially considering I applied 3 weeks after the deadline and there is a waiting list of more than 60 people for the program this fall. My advisor was shocked that I was accepted, but my GPA is very, very good from when I was there before. I know that this was given to me as a great gift. I just wish others around me would see it that way.
Whew...feel better now for venting!
CNM 2 B!