I am a stay home mother of 2 girls (3&6yrs) After an 8 yr hiatus to relocate and start a family, I decided to return to school to finish my RN. I had completed all my sciences and most of my pre recs, all were accepted. I was asked to take Physiology again to prepare for fall entry...here's where it gets tricky. I've always had a 3.75 gpa and now I'm struggling to pull a "C" in this class. I'm not studying enough and my grades are showing it. I know with all my heart this is what I want (to become an RN) but maybe it's just not the right time. If I quit now, I'll have to repeat my sciences before applying again. I'm not sure I can even pull a crummy "C" out of this class right now. (there always seems to be something going on...sick child, soccer, dance, homework, Brownies, etc) I never seem to be able to just sit down and study! Any suggestions?
I know it's only gonna get tougher during clinicals, and my first allegiance is to my children; I'm really in a bind here!
Thanks for listening!
Nov 2, '01
I agree that there is never a perfect time. It sounds like you really need to reevaluate your life. I've said before that it is absolutely crucial that every woman be able to support her own family if need be. Accidents, divorce, job loss: all are traumatic and dramatic events which could see you on the streets (or on welfare). Also, if you are happy with yourself you will be a much better mom. My daughters and their friends all think I am a great role model. I'd rather have my 13 & 14 year olds look up to me than Brittany Spears.
So: take a close look at your time. Do you really need to drive your kids to soccer and so on or can you carpool to give yourself some extra time? How much time do you sit and watch tv? Can you combine tasks to make more study time? Can your husband/ mom/ friend take the kids for a few hours each week so you can go to the library and study (I had a friend who used to take my young daughters for some time. They all loved it)?
You have many options. Trust me- if you completly put yourself into the "least important person" catagory, you will be. Just be sure to prioritize yourself too!
A final word- This is my first year actually in the program (why is it a two year degree takes four years? Will finishing my four year degree take six
)?. Nursing school takes up a tremendous amount of time. It's a great experience- even the bad days- but you will have to put your schooling before soccer when you get to that point. Think about what everyone has said and good luck!!!! I know you can do it if you want to!
Last edit by Jacaut on Nov 5, '01