I need your honest opinions..... - page 2

Hi everyone:wavey: I need your honest opinions. I'm taking my prereques right now and doing really good. I'm confident I will be accepted next semester *keeping those fingers crossed*. Thing... Read More

  1. by   mysterious_one
    You need to consider, even though you know your due date, this doesn't mean this is how it will actualy happen. Also, you don't know if you will have a normal vaginal delivery or a C-section, then you would need to stay a few more days in the hospital. It all depends on your school, too. I am in an ADN program and I know we can't miss more than one clinical day, period. They also seem to cramm allot of tests and stuff right before your final, which makes it very stressful.
  2. by   WDWpixieRN
    I didn't think to mention about another gal in our class who is due at the end of this month...that will be just before finals week, too, and apparently they're also working with her...she's planning on coming back in the fall if all her childcare works out....she wants to get it over with while her child is still young...there is also something to be said for that....your children will never stop being needy; I don't care what age they are....mine as teens needed as much time and attention as they did when they were toddlers, just in different ways!

    I will just say again you might want to talk to someone in charge at your school and get their input so you can get a feel for how much they will be willing to work with you. Good luck making your decision.
  3. by   RN BSN 2009
    I couldnt imagine being responsible for a cactus while i'm in NS, i'd recommend putting it off for one year, rather than failing out and having to re-enter. Besides, make it some you time... you never know if there will be complications, or feeling sick most days... wishing you the best
  4. by   Clarise
    I recommend going for it! I started school when my youngest was 6 weeks old. I think it is actually easier to be in school when they are younger. They don't really know what is going on and they don't have activities that you will miss while in school.

    Plus, by the time they are in school, you will be a nurse and can then work your schedule around their activities. I say go for it!
  5. by   medsomething
    I'm certainly no expert here (no kids, just cats but we had two girls get pregnant in our accelerated BSN program (will finish in August). One had the baby today (!!) and the other is due in about a month. They both will have mom/family/SO to come and help for the next few months.

    I can't imagine how hard it might be but if it's your dream, do it! My mom (and dad) worked full time from when I was 6 weeks old and I'm super close to both of them.
  6. by   WDWpixieRN
    Quote from Clarise
    I recommend going for it! I started school when my youngest was 6 weeks old. I think it is actually easier to be in school when they are younger. They don't really know what is going on and they don't have activities that you will miss while in school.
    Plus, by the time they are in school, you will be a nurse and can then work your schedule around their activities. I say go for it!
    :yeahthat: As a mom of three, I agree with the above....if you have a good support system (and stay healthy), and the drive to do this now, I think it's as good a time as any....

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