Nontraditional Student Support

  1. Just looking for some support from the non-traditional students out there. I am 28, married, taking care of 5 kids (3 bio and 2 foster), working full time, full time school. whew!

    Just need some support from you all. Just want to know that I am not alone in my quest.
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  2. 7 Comments

  3. by   renerian
    Except mine is a little more flexible since I am doing distance education towards my masters degree. Once I finish this class I will only have three left!!!!!!!!!! I have five kids, but two are office in college in another city, one in college here, one senior we are homeschooling and a freshman. I am starting a new job Monday. I know it feels nuts sometimes....................................


    renerian
  4. by   TeresaRN2b
    I am 29 and have 4 children ages 10, 6, 3, and 1 and am expecting baby #5 (edd 4/18/03). I know there will be a lot of juggling to do this, but I want this so bad! My dh is very supportive and I have family that will help as well. I think it will require a lot of determination, but just wanted to let you know you are not alone. Good luck!

    Teresa
  5. by   farmmom
    I start this January and have four kids two of whom I swear are possessed they are 3 and 5 .
    It will be hard but it ias doable
  6. by   maire
    30, 3 kids (9, 7 and 8 mos.) and bound and determined to achieve my dream. Have a wonderful supportive husband which makes it all so much easier!
  7. by   2amigos
    I'm doing my pre-requisites now, hoping to start this next fall... I have five kids 21, 20, 15, 13, 11. The 21yo is living out of state with his wife and newborn, the 20yo is going through a divorce with a baby that we offer LOTS of support with. The 15 & 11yo are Down's Syndrome, high behavior, nonverbal, lots of self-injurious behaviors, the 15yo is blind and has dementia and our 13 yo is autistic.......
    I can certainly relate to ya'll. Lucky for me my husband is behind me 100%!!!
    Anyway, there are a lot of us non-traditional students out there, and the "kids" don't seem to mind us too much. I'm even being asked for advice on school stuff-shocks me!
    Cheryl Moore
  8. by   Mkue
    Over 40 here, kids at home 13 and 14.. one at college age 20. I spend more time running my kids around when I'm not in class/clinical.

    My hats off to you for working full-time and going to school full-time !

    Good Luck

    Marie
  9. by   BioRN
    I have two kids (ages 8 and 12) and a part-time job (16 hours/week) two hours away from home/school. I am 37 and I begin the full-time nursing program in 75 days!!!!

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