Hi. I'm just now starting my nursing courses at University of Memphis. I decided to go for my BSN so I wouldn't have to go back to school twice to get my MSN...and I already had a year of general education classes done before I decided to go to nursing school.
As far as having a child...I have a 2 year old son. I had him while I was still completing my pre-reqs. I didn't have to take any time off because I had him during the summer, but it was tough. I do have a few friends who took a semester off during their gen ed classes because they were pregnant and delivered during a semester.
Anyway, I don't know if you have completed any general education classes or not, but I think that's the best time to plan a child if you're going to. I only say this because the load tends to be a lot lighter during these classes.
At Memphis, the suggested time for your general ed classes is 2 years (I think). Then 2.5 years for the core nursing courses. I know this takes a lot longer than an ADN, but for me it's worth it. (I know everyone is diferent, so please don't think I'm judging anyone going for ADN. Two of my good friends are at Baptist and Methodist...they love it.)
I just think that you have to look into all of your options before deciding. You could even talk to some people at the schools that you're looking at...that always helps. And check out the web pages for the schools, too. http://www.nursing.memphis.edu
I'd be more than happy to answer any questions you have about Memphis. My email is [email protected]