Sorry if this has already bee covered...
I have a couple years of pre-reqs to worry about before even applying to a nursing program, but I can't help but worry about the schedule. I have 3 children, ages 5, 3, and 1...so by the time I enter a program they'll be approx. 7, 5, and 3. The older 2 will be in school so they can do before and after school care, but I worry about my youngest. I really don't want to put her in daycare full time (nor can we afford daycare..it's so expensive!!!). My husband works full time as well, so I can't count on him to help with child care. No relatives or friends either.
My question is, how have you handled childcare while you're a full time nursing student?
Jan 1, '07
Quote from danibanani
like i tell my kids and my hubby... we just need to survive for the next year and a half. it'll all be worth it in the end.
yep, that is my mantra too! i'm not going to lie, it is really hard and expensive. my son is 2 and he goes to a great daycare from 8:30-3:00 while i'm in class/clinicals (my husband has to do his share of dropping off and picking up). i know where you are coming from because we don't have any family in the area either!
every spare minute i have goes to studying and it has been hard on my family but it is worth it in my opinion. i just have to make it through the rest of flu season and i'm home free...because nursing school does not look to kindly on absences.
have you thought about putting your child in a home daycare. they are usually less expensive than a daycare center?
Last edit by labcat01 on Jan 1, '07