Pregnant and Accelerated Second Degree BSN

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    Last edit by Heath82371 on Nov 9, '05
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  3. by   youknowho
    First of all CONGRATS!!!!! On both the baby and getting into an Accelerated BSN program.
    Make sure you talk to the person in charge and go over all your options. I dont know your schedule is like but for our program is 18 months with no breaks at all. I found out that a pregnant lady wanted into this program but the the School of Nursing said no, go with the regular program or wait. So the moral of the story is find out what happens if 5-6 months into it you realize you rather not be stressing so much. Always have a back up!
  4. by   HappyNurse2005
    WHen are you due?
    WHen will you be done with your program?
    Do you have to do clinicals?

    I am currently 37weeks and 4 days pregnant. Due April 11th. Last class is April 28th before graduation (ADN). I have 2 weeks off of clinicals, so I'll just have to do clinicals up thru April 13th (i always have late babies anyways).
    I have had no problems. Other than being tired and hungry.
    Good luck
  5. by   Heath82371
    Quote from RNinMay2005
    WHen are you due?
    WHen will you be done with your program?
    Do you have to do clinicals?

    I am currently 37weeks and 4 days pregnant. Due April 11th. Last class is April 28th before graduation (ADN). I have 2 weeks off of clinicals, so I'll just have to do clinicals up thru April 13th (i always have late babies anyways).
    I have had no problems. Other than being tired and hungry.
    Good luck
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    Last edit by Heath82371 on Nov 9, '05
  6. by   HappyNurse2005
    Have you been pregnant before? if you have, then you have more of an idea of how pregnancy affects you. FOr ex, this is my third child. with my first 2, i worked up until their due dates, so i knew that clinicals 2 days a week wouldnt be that hard physically on me.
    If you are due in November, but keep going thru August, that will be very hard on you physically-9 more months of clincals/fast paced schoolwork after a newborn? I have no clinicals and 3 days of class after my due date. Though it can be done. A girl in my class had a baby on Wed, back on Friday-kept up iwht school for 3 more months until summer break.. And if you are planning on breastfeeding, that will be very hard, too.
    Its not impossible, but it will be very hard. COnsider the options-Can you start next year? (are you willing/able?) can do you a non-accelerated program, so its not as intense on you?
    Good luck-you have a lot to think about, but discuss it with your hubby and your doctor, and if you have to wait, you have to wait. I did with my 2nd baby. I was supposed to start my ADN program in August 2002, but got pg in Jan 2002, due in Sept. I wasn't willing to go back to school that quickly and stay in school for the 2 years after that, with no physcial recovery time at all. SO i delayed entering for a year, and here i am-graduating. 1 year later htan planned, but still graduating!
  7. by   Heath82371
    Quote from RNinMay2005
    Have you been pregnant before? if you have, then you have more of an idea of how pregnancy affects you. FOr ex, this is my third child. with my first 2, i worked up until their due dates, so i knew that clinicals 2 days a week wouldnt be that hard physically on me.
    If you are due in November, but keep going thru August, that will be very hard on you physically-9 more months of clincals/fast paced schoolwork after a newborn? I have no clinicals and 3 days of class after my due date. Though it can be done. A girl in my class had a baby on Wed, back on Friday-kept up iwht school for 3 more months until summer break.. And if you are planning on breastfeeding, that will be very hard, too.
    Its not impossible, but it will be very hard. COnsider the options-Can you start next year? (are you willing/able?) can do you a non-accelerated program, so its not as intense on you?
    Good luck-you have a lot to think about, but discuss it with your hubby and your doctor, and if you have to wait, you have to wait. I did with my 2nd baby. I was supposed to start my ADN program in August 2002, but got pg in Jan 2002, due in Sept. I wasn't willing to go back to school that quickly and stay in school for the 2 years after that, with no physcial recovery time at all. SO i delayed entering for a year, and here i am-graduating. 1 year later htan planned, but still graduating!
    This is my first pregnancy. I think classes are done in May 2006 and we do a preceptorship for June and July with an August graduation. I don't know if I can delay entry until next year. The program is extremely competitive (510 applicants for 24 slots) and I would rather do it now when I am pregnant and/or the baby is young rather than when the baby is older and realizes just how often I am not home. I keep telling myself if I worked full time I would be gone as much as I will be between school and clinicals. I suppose I will talk to the professors during orientation in a few weeks.

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