Who's doing Nursing School with a kid? - page 7

I know I"m not the only one. :spin: I have one son, who will be two in June, I start in August. I can't believe he'll be almost four when I'm done!... Read More

  1. by   Cinqly
    My friend just started her prereq's this summer....she is taking A&P I and II and the labs in the summer (5 weeks a class), and she has two kids, 3 and 5. I am so amazed by what she is able to accomplish while taking care of her family (she is doing very well in the class). I work my butt off and have nothing to distract me and she had distractions left and right and still does so well! I call her on the phone to talk about class and all I hear in the background is "Mommy.....". I am SO amazed and awed by those of you who attempt nursing school (or any school!) with children. You guys all already have so much patience, you will make great nurses!!!
  2. by   stpauligirl
    Quote from cinqly
    My friend just started her prereq's this summer....she is taking A&P I and II and the labs in the summer (5 weeks a class), and she has two kids, 3 and 5. I am so amazed by what she is able to accomplish while taking care of her family (she is doing very well in the class). I work my butt off and have nothing to distract me and she had distractions left and right and still does so well! I call her on the phone to talk about class and all I hear in the background is "Mommy.....". I am SO amazed and awed by those of you who attempt nursing school (or any school!) with children. You guys all already have so much patience, you will make great nurses!!!
    Thank you...the exposure to ill. demanding children will definitley help with nursing skills. My son got sick yesterday, puked on the sofa and carpet He is complaining of a sore throat and we will most likely make a trip to the doctor today. Gotta run to the store and fetch him som Sprite and crackers. Tomorrow I have my Spanish for Healthcare providers class and need to write a patient/nurse scenario in Spanish....it's hard to go to school with children especially if there is no husband and other family around like in my case!
    BTW, the backyard grass is getting 10 ft tall, we had so much rain last week. I will need to mow it later, too before it rains again and grows even taller!!!!!!
    Last edit by stpauligirl on Jul 1, '07
  3. by   huffy79
    I start in February and have a daughter who is turning 3 on Nov1st of this year. My husband is in the Navy and gone a lot so this should be interesting. But whatever doesn't kill you makes you stronger, right?
  4. by   stephanie811
    I hopefully:heartbeat will be starting the nursing program in January and I have a two little boys, 4 and 8.
  5. by   rnmomtobe2010
    Taking my pre-req's and I have two little ones. I am the only parent at home and I am pulling out what little hair I have. You can do it and allnurses can help!!!!
  6. by   eandgsma
    I am a last semester RN student and I have two boys 9.5 and 7.5. I started school (pre-reqs) when they were 1.5 & 3.5. I've managed to make it through and it hasn't been easy but its doable. If I can do it, You can do it!!!
  7. by   beth66335
    I have 3 kiddos. They are 10,13, and 14 now, when I started prereqs they were 8, 10.5, and 11.5. I am 1/2 way through my first semester of my first year and I am doing fine, of course, I also have a dh of 19.5 years helping me!:heartbeat
  8. by   intuition
    I have 2 kids, a 2 1/2 yr. old and an 8 month old
  9. by   FocusRN
    One, two year old here.
  10. by   SpudsMomGuinea
    I have spent the last five months with my nose in a variety of books or plastered to this monitor...

    The other morning a strange blonde haired almost three year old came stumbling out of the bedroom...

    I feel I've forgotten who he is, except that I KNOW he's my boy....

    Yep, doing nursing school with one...

    Might have to pull out though, just got news today that there may be changes to our child care centre and I won't be able to find another for Spud to go into... and it's right at our three week placement period too.
  11. by   gagezoie
    Started pre-reqs with one then 2 yr old and had my second the night before first clinical:smackingf Got through it though.
  12. by   mbcatac7
    I have 5 boys ages 12, 10, 6, 5, and 2. We homeschool the kids and I am hoping to get into the Nursing Program for fall 08. My husband has a flexible schedule.
    Billie TX
  13. by   trepinCT
    4 kids..14, 13, 5 and 4..4different schools..hubby a firefighter so schedule is crazy..on my own a lot. great support system..hubby is busy, but he is the best.. he takes lots of vacation time for sick kids, my study time...

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