Hi everyone! I'm just starting my nursing journey. I'm starting my prereq's this summer so hopefully I'll be able to start an accelerated BSN program in June 2005. I keep reading about how intense everything is, and I'm starting to wonder if I can handle it. I have an excellent GPA from when I got my bachelors degree in accounting last year (WHY did I do that??? I'm the last person who should be an accountant
), so I know how to study and how to work hard, but I think this is going to be harder than accounting.
I'm married with an 8 year old daughter, and my husband is super supportive, but I'm starting to worry about money and time. The program will take me 15 months, I found a hospital that will pay for tuition, but during that time I won't be able to work more than part time. We can't afford to live on my husband's income. Can anyone tell me how much time I'm really likely to need to budget for studying, so I can figure out how much I can work? I also don't want to spend my entire life either working or at school, that would be *really* hard on my daughter (and me!).
Thank you so much for any advice you can offer me...I've been reading these boards for days, I'm learning so much!