Am I Being Realistic?

  1. I have been invited to begin clinicals this Aug. I am super excited, but really scared. I have 2 girls (6&4) and my 1st semester is going to be a bear! I've wanted this for so long, and don't want to pass it up...again. However, I'm wondering how others have managed, and is it realistic to go to school, run a household, and stay sane? Any suggestions? (after my 1st semester, I will not have any classes other than lecture and clinicals..I completed them all)
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  3. by   Sleepyeyes
    ummmm.... you won't stay sane, but call it an adventure and muddle through it anyhow. you'll be glad you did. good luck, and remember there is a prayer line here.... :chuckle
  4. by   GPatty
    Have faith in yourself and KNOW you can do it!
    Best of Luck to you!

    Julie
  5. by   Love-A-Nurse
    originally posted by mlfoley
    i have been invited to begin clinicals this aug. i am super excited, but really scared. i have 2 girls (6&4) and my 1st semester is going to be a bear! i've wanted this for so long, and don't want to pass it up...again. however, i'm wondering how others have managed, and is it realistic to go to school, run a household, and stay sane? any suggestions? (after my 1st semester, i will not have any classes other than lecture and clinicals..i completed them all)
    congratulations! organizational skills is a big plus along with family and peer support. you have found a circle of friends on the board who will be cheering all of us on! keep the faith!
  6. by   studentdeb
    Originally posted by mlfoley
    I have been invited to begin clinicals this Aug. I am super excited, but really scared. I have 2 girls (6&4) and my 1st semester is going to be a bear! I've wanted this for so long, and don't want to pass it up...again. However, I'm wondering how others have managed, and is it realistic to go to school, run a household, and stay sane? Any suggestions? (after my 1st semester, I will not have any classes other than lecture and clinicals..I completed them all)

    Congratulations and Good luck to you.!!! I was accepted for the fall as well (was expecting January so I was quite surprised) and I still have to take A&P and Psy (human Growth), but I decided to take the first two nursing courses along with the A&P and Psy. I am holding off on my first clinical until January when I take A&PII.

    I also have two children 4 and 1 1/2 so I am nervous as to whether I can handle it also. I am still working now and am going to try to work as long as I can at least a few days a week. I actually can some homework done at my job, more so than if I was at home with the kids. At least in the summer anyway, because we spend more time outside.

    Good luck!!! I am sure with the determination, we can both do it.

    Take care

    Debi
  7. by   fnimat1
    Believe me, if you want it....you can do it!!! Yes, it's going to be hard, very hard....but it's possible. I think the key to it all is going to be organization and scheduling. I'm going to be starting nursing school this Fall. Luckily I'll only be taking 2 courses...Nursing 107 & Math 116 (a medical mathematics course)I guess all nursing programs are different. As far as my Nursing 107 course, it's split into 4: Lecture, Laboratory, Tutorial, and Clinical. Each class is one day a week for about 2 hrs. except for clinicals...that's from 8 a.m. - 2 p..m.....luckily this won't be all semester. I'm 29, married and the mother of 3 children. I'm also expecting my 4th child on Jan. 9......so as you can see I have my hands full...but I want to be an R.N. so bad...I can taste it. So believe me.....YOU CAN DO IT!!!!


    Fatima
    "FutureR.N."
  8. by   meownsmile
    You can do it. My kids have grown up seeing mom in school. I enlisted their "help" way back in 93 when i first went into LPN school. The older one helped with the little ones, and now i just finished my RN program. Know that you are setting an example for your own childrens success in school and their future. It is one of the best lessons they can learn from you. By example.
    Good luck, you'll be fine and so will the kids.
  9. by   RNIAM
    You can do it!

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