I have been reading throughout the site that the key to success in nursing school is having excellent time management skills.
My question to you all is how you managed while having kids at home to care for.
I have 4 kids, 7,5,2, and almost 1. My husband is gone alot. I have been putting off school honestly from some of the stories on here about the demands of nursing school. My life as it is right now is crazy busy.
If anyone cares to share how they managed, I'd appreciate it.
Not a mom, but there were several moms in my nursing class that I used to ask how they did it....it seemed difficult enough to juggle school w job w extra curriculars and a husband. Best advice they gave out: day care. One mom put her kids in day care 2x a week (the older ones went after school) and she spent the whole day either at school or doing schoolwork. The other days, she made it out of clinicals and class early enough to pick her kids up from school. She also made the kids responsible for some tasks around the house...dusting, vacuuming, etc. It seems like they were all very organized, to the point of having a spreadsheet made that was color coordinated to ensure everything got done.
You say your husband is gone a lot. Does he travel for work, work a lot, or just have a lot of activities? Maybe he can cut down a little so you can have it a bit easier.
Last edit by RunnerRN on Nov 1, '06