Family and Friends

  1. have you talked to your family and friends to let them know that although you will not be available for them as you like, you still love them? for those who are already in clinicals, how has this affected your family and friends and you? here i go again, trying to make conversation.
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  3. by   Rena RN 2003
    i don't think we actually spoke anything aloud....the time i would need to invest in the program was discussed a little before i ever applied. everyone here has always understood that the first priority is nursing school. the kids rank right up there too. but they do tend to get more comfort from dad these days. which i feel is fine....they are his kids too.

    my mother and sister have taken a back seat but are entirely supportive of school. i now only get to see them about once every 3 months when i have a weekend between quarters but they understand and we email quite often.


    overall i would say everyone has been supportive whether they wanted to or not. :roll school is top priority after all.
  4. by   Gator,SN
    Oddly enough, my friends have been very understanding and encouraging, my family however is another story....
    My husband and kids are wonderful, but my sister and brother are not!
    On more than one occasion they have each asked me to babysit and usually on my day off when I am trying to catch up or study for an exam. They regularly tell me how selfish I am and last Christmas did not invite me to come over.....they took the gifts I bought their kids though. Go figure! Also, there is some tension because if I even mention anything about school they both act annoyed and change the subject.
    Oh well, I still love them dearly. This too shall pass!
  5. by   GPatty
    Friends are fine....Hubby is the hard one. He expects ALL my time and I really do believe he is jealous of the time school requires!
    He's getting better though.... (Thank You, God!)
  6. by   Mkue
    julie i love your picture !

    my hubby is fantastic and kids are supportive. however, i can't wait to finally be working again someday and help out financially !

    in my area it's rare for someone over 40 to go back to school, most wouldn't think of it.. oh well.

    the most important people in my life are proud of me so that's all that matters. don't ever let anyone discourage you.


    marie:angel2:
  7. by   Mkue
    originally posted by lpn,future, rn
    have you talked to your family and friends to let them know that although you will not be available for them as you like, you still love them? for those who are already in clinicals, how has this affected your family and friends and you? here i go again, trying to make conversation.

    stephany, what about you? everyone supportive?

    marie :wink2:
  8. by   Love-A-Nurse
    originally posted by mkue



    stephany, what about you? everyone supportive?

    marie :wink2:
    you know, the people that counts the most, yes, my children. my father is and has always encouraged me and supports me in what ever i have done. he spoiled me, you think this is why? . my baby brother is also supportive but others think that i should be there for the children and go back when they are out of the house. others say, why and you have to work, etc.....my best friend tells me daily that i can and will do it and will support me. i say, this is what i have wanted since 1993 and have put it off because of my family and the lack of enough money, but you know what, god told me to stand on his promise and this i will do. i have faith and i believe in me.
  9. by   Love-A-Nurse
    marie , thanks for asking.
  10. by   NurseDennie
    My hubby was fine - pretty supportive and everything. The kids were amazing.

    The friends... not so much. I explained how hard I'd be working (I got a "B" in my first nursing class and I just about hemorrhaged!!) and tried to keep in touch as much as possible.

    One of my sweetest friends committed suicide whilst I was in school - I still haven't recovered. Probably never will - whenever I hear a song on the radio that he wrote, it all comes back. *sigh*

    Love

    Dennie
  11. by   Love-A-Nurse
    originally posted by nursedennie
    my hubby was fine - pretty supportive and everything. the kids were amazing.

    the friends... not so much. i explained how hard i'd be working (i got a "b" in my first nursing class and i just about hemorrhaged!!) and tried to keep in touch as much as possible.

    one of my sweetest friends committed suicide whilst i was in school - i still haven't recovered. probably never will - whenever i hear a song on the radio that he wrote, it all comes back. *sigh*

    love

    dennie
    oh dennie, i am so sorry to hear about your lost. ((((dennie))))
  12. by   momangel29
    Husband and kids are good but my mother and grandmother argue over when they will see me and they live in the same houe. Over the summer I had to visit twice a week but I tell them a set day once a week that I will be there and if i can't make it I let them know. My grandmother doesn't get out any more unless I take her and my mom had two seizures last year so she is not driving but she has my father to take her out. I have to juggle alot with these two.
  13. by   babynursewannab
    My daughter is great. She's 6 and I get high-fives from her when I tell her I got another A! She says, "Mom, you are so AWESOME!" Who can go wrong with a cheerleader like that?:kiss

    My boyfriend is a different story. He tells me to let him know when I need to study so he can plan on other things. Then when I'm studying, he keeps talking to me and begging for my attention!...I swear it's the second I crack a book until I close it and then he miraculously has nothing to say to me for the rest of the night!!! I think he's jealous bc he never finished his undergrad and is worried that I could eventually end up making more money than him... old story ladies...

    Everyone of my coworkers and the rest of my family...including HIS mother are super supportive. I feel lucky. I still have my 4.0 even with his patience-testing technique.

    -Alyssa
  14. by   debralynn
    when i was going to my local college taking some of my prereq. for rn school, my 3 sisters and my mom and dad would check DAILY if i was doing my homework or studying! My father has already told me if i dont "buckle down" and pass LPN school, he will kick my butt! As for my daughter, 14, she only knows she has more chores to do starting Monday!

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