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  1. Good morning everyone! I'm so glad I found this website!

    My choice of deciding to try & become a nurse is a recent, and exciting, one. I'm 37 and have just signed up for the first prerequisites at my local community college. I've been doing accounting/office manager work for the last 12 years, and it's high time for a change!

    This summer I am taking Human Development 1 and in the fall I take Chemistry (which hinges on me passing Algebra, which I am taking now).

    I wondered how many others work 40 hours a week and go to school. I can't see myself taking more than 1 class a semester! Of course, that will have to change when I get into the nursing prgram.

    Once again, I'm glad to be here & look forward to learning everything I can!
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  3. by   suzanne4
    Welcome to Allnurses.com..............
    Your day is probably just beginning and mine is ending....it has been quite a long day for me, but good luck with your studies, and just remember to keep your eyes and ears open to everything!

    Again, good luck with your choice.
  4. by   Nurse GOODNIGHT
    WOW!
    Congratulations. It is a life changing experience. I just finished another semester and am closer to finishing. I too in the beginning went part-time and worked (a lot!). Finally, I realized that in less than 2 yrs I would finish and working would not allow me to do my best(and also stay sane). It would also take me longer to get into my career I will enjoy and be making a living wage. I have seen some do it, but basically they own u for a while when u are in school. Also, it's all about how well you want to do. I want to do extremely well (maybe it's my age, or whatever). I also want to go on to graduate school and need good grades in addition to wanting them.
    I am in class with people for the second time. In addition to being another year later graduating,extra $$$(thousand(s)) for another semester due to failing the last because they worked.
    Last, but not least!!, you do want to do your family some justice and yourself also. Some depends on how well you mange your time but even if you are excellent, I still cannot see getting the most out of the experience and working except maybe an occ. wkend or one day a week. As the semesters go on, more and more free labor is rqu'd---I mean clinicals-- and even my die-hard worker friends are not working during the later semesters. Hope this helps. Good luck.


    P.S. You can tell I'm new here 'cause I don't know how to post.
  5. by   manna
    Welcome to allnurses!

    I currently work 42 hours/week, have 2 young boys (5 and 2), and have been working on my pre-reqs for the past 4 years... going to school at night and online. The most classes I've ever taken in one semester (in addition to my other responsibilites) was four. It nearly killed me, but I tell everyone I've learned to thrive on stress! :chuckle

    Good luck!
  6. by   Lilme04
    Thanks for replying (that's to all of you!)

    More power to you for taking all that on at once! I haven't tried any online classes yet. What are they like? easier; harder; just different?



    Quote from manna
    Welcome to allnurses!

    I currently work 42 hours/week, have 2 young boys (5 and 2), and have been working on my pre-reqs for the past 4 years... going to school at night and online. The most classes I've ever taken in one semester (in addition to my other responsibilites) was four. It nearly killed me, but I tell everyone I've learned to thrive on stress! :chuckle

    Good luck!
  7. by   Darlene K.
    Welcome to the boards! Best of luck to you.
  8. by   Energizer Bunny
    Welcome to All Nurses!

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