Hi Everyone - I'm new to this forum and I just started my first year of nursing school
this year. I've already done a year of pre-reqs and am in a 2-yr evening ADN program.
I have 3 children. Up til this year we've been homeschooling. This year we put our oldest in public school for various reasons, and will be putting our 2nd oldest in next year (4th grade and 3rd grade, respectively). My youngest is only 2.
Here's my problem: I don't want to work full time when I get out of nursing school; I am stressing already because next semester we've already been told that classes start an hour earlier (4pm) and the sitter we use now will not be able to be here that early (she's a high school girl,and I'd have to leave at 3 to be at school on time). Already I don't know what I'm going to do.
I've wanted to be a nurse for a very long time, but the thought of never seeing my children is really making me want to quit. Even if I put my youngest into Full-day kindergarten when she is 5, that's still not for another 3 years, and we had planned to homeschool her for a few years anyway...
I guess my questions are, can a new RN really work PT and still get good experience? Are the only shifts 7-3 or 3-12? And, is this really possible? I know I haven't even mentioned my husband... he works a normal 8-5 computer job, half an hour away from home; he is home early one night a week for me to go to class, my clinical is on the weekend right now.
Please, someone, write back and help me out. I'm starting to be very worried.