Hi, I'm 31 and have a 9 yr. old son, and three stepchildren, all over the age of 21. I'm in my summer semester of LPN school, graduate on Dec. 11 and must say I can't wait for it to fiinish.
We're doing our OB/PEDS this summer along with IV Therapy. My last semester will be Med Surg. 3 and Mental Health. I'm hoping it goes really fast.
As for what I want to do next, I'm up in the air about it. I have all the pre-req's for the RN program, I applied to the LPN last August and was going to apply for the ADN this Jan. but liked the LPN so I just figured I'd stay, also money wise I could go on to RN and work at the same time. I'm also an EMT and it's very hard to work shifts and go through a full time nursing course so I quit working, kept my liscense and am going for it. I can either go to the ADN program, the only problem is it's out of state (only 15 mins. from where I live though) and pray I can get in, it's so hard if you're out of state. Or I can go on to a local university we have in La. take more hours of pre-req's while I work for a year and go for the same amt. of time (2 yrs.) and get my BSN, I'm thinking that's what I will do but I guess it just depends on my feelings about school next year. I'm getting burned out really quick. Trying to hang in there. This is my 3rd summer in college, it took a year for the other pre-req's and I started in the summer for that. I wish now I'd just went ahead and entered the ADN program and took the other classes in the summer time but I didn't so at least I'll have some experience and that will help me with classes. I know my EMT experience helped me a lot with my courses, I worked for 3 years in New Orleans, La, if anyone's ever heard or been there you'll understand that I got LOTS of experience working there.
Good luck to everyone with what they do and if anyone wants to offer advice on what I should do, please feel free to do so.