Ok. For those of you that don't know, I start PN clinicals in the fall. Yay! As soon as I got into the program, I was like, this is it for me. No way do I have the patience or determination to go for my ADN. Plus, my hubby makes decent money, and I figured we would do just fine with my being an LPN and him working in HVAC (heating and air). Our lives would be just fine. STOP! Over the weekend, I had a sudden epiphany. Wouldn't it be great to be an RN and not have to defend my nursing skills to those outside the medical field who haven't a clue what an LPN is? The opportunity to educate myself further and respect myself more? So all these thoughts just popped up and I couldn't stave em off so that's all I thought about all weekend long
So I talked with my mom ( who is my cheerleader) and she said go for it I know you can do it. My older sister went through an AD Dental Hygiene program (same Tech school I'm in) and when she graduated everybody was so proud (including her!) But before that she had been a Dental Assistant. The reason she went to be a Dental Hygienest was she knew she was capable of more. Anyway, the point is, how many of you (angels :kiss ) have been through this sort of thing before: I'm newly married (Aug 31), no kids except for my 2 dogs and 2 cats, I'm young (20) and my husband totally supports me. Of course I plan on finishing out my PN program and be an LPN. Then I'll work as an LPN to help put myself thru ADN and help my husband out and then I'll have to take one prereq at a time. (That's the only way I could do it) I'm just not sure I have what it takes, but I just want a better life for my family and if I stay an LPN I won't have quite the opportunity I want in life. Know? Sorry this is so long, but I really need your input here, especially those who have done this and survived. Also, how in the world did/do you keep your house up while in ns? :roll It's one of the hardest things in the world, agree?
Yall please respond I really need some advice. Thanks in advance!