Single Mom, need more info re RN school
0Apr 28, '13 by mommy_quiggHi there!
I'm a recently single mom to 3, ages 8, 3, and 1. I have CCDF for daycare, grants for school, and child support for other expenses. I'm looking for more information on grants to cover more living expenses. We're just barely scraping by.
I am not working. I can't manage the kids, school, and working.
I am wondering, what is the average work load involved in nursing school? How many hours/day or week? Is it possible to do school when my kids are in daycare and NOT do any after they're home for the night? When they're with me, I want to be with them.
I am working on getting my pre-req's. I keep hearing about co-req's but no one has told me what they are. I'm at Ivy Tech.
What grades do I need to maintain to have a shot at being accepted into the nursing school? I usually get mid 90s. I have my CNA license and am planning to get my RN.
Any other advice you have for me would be much appreciated.
0Apr 30, '13 by Don1984, RN, BSNwhat is the average work load involved in nursing school? How many hours/day or week?
The workload depends on the number of classes you choose to take that semester. If you want to take a full load (15 credits) then it would be 5 days per week/ all day.
Is it possible to do school when my kids are in daycare and NOT do any after they're home for the night? When they're with me, I want to be with them.
Most classes are during the day but some may extend to 4-5pm. If you have clinicals the next day You need to go to the hospital to research the patient that you will have to care for during that clinical. It may be possible to do your homework after they go to bed but it will make for late nights and early classes.
Here is the course plan for Ivy Tech's Traditional AS Nursing. Click Nursing and then under Traditional Track click CORE CURRICULUM