I really need some opinions from some folks who would understand.
I decided not to take my microbiology class this summer. With two young kids (7 and 5) and a husband who is gone all the time (truck driver), I would be running around all the time carting the kids over to my mom's to watch them while I'm in class (and that is an hour away, mom, not the school
So, this is what I need an opionion on from some of you seasoned folks. I am pondering not even applying to the nursing program until next fall because of this. If I wait to take micro, I will have to take it along with my nursing classes (for our program, it is a coreq, not a prereq), but I would be in nursing classes from 8-2, and would then have to take the micro two nights a week (thus another problem with the kids) OR should I put off applying until next year, take the microbiology this fall along with maybe one or two other classes and take chemistry in the spring (not required for the ADN, but will transfer for the BSN). If I do that, then apply for the ADN program next fall, when I finish in two years, I can transfer over to the RN to MSN fasttrack without having to take any extra classes (the RN to MSN fastrack allows ADN RN's to get all the way to a MSN in 7 semesters and guarantee a spot in the specialty programs, and I want to be a FNP)
I know I am rambling, but I really wanted to start nursing school this fall, but it would be harder on my family. Plus, my baby boy starts kindergarten this year, and the first week of school they let them out at noon, thus creating another problem for me. I have only lived in this town a month, I don't know anyone I would trust my kids with.
It sure is hard with a family!
Melissa in Alabama