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This is a discussion on Just had a baby and want to become an RN. Should I? in Introductions / Greetings, part of General Nursing ... Hello everyone. Well for starters im 21 years old and I have and 9month old son. I have an...by SPow Feb 23, '11Hello everyone. Well for starters im 21 years old and I have and 9month old son. I have an associates degree in Fashion Design and Merchandising but my whole experience of having my son and being a mother has changed my desire and altered my thinking lol. I had my son 1 year after graduating college so basically im throwing my degree in FDM away. But I want to become a RN to make a difference in life and help others the way Ive been blessed with great nurses when I was in the hospital. Also I want to give my son an awesome life and not struggle financially. My sons father is in the picture and yes we are together and very happy so I have his support. I know that nursing school is going to be a challenge but I really want to do this for not me but for my son. What do you think?
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- Feb 24, '11 by caliotter3You can do whatever you set your mind to, including nursing school. Good luck in your pursuit of nursing.
- Feb 24, '11 by pbunch*RNIf this is something you desire too do, then go for it. I started my LVN when my baby was 8 weeks old, and I passed all of my classes. It is doable. I recently got my RN, now that my kids are grown. Good luck on your decision, always remember to reach out for your dreams.
- Feb 24, '11 by SPowThanks for the welcome to you both..To GNhoping4RN Was it difficult for you since you had a young baby?
- Feb 26, '11 by Jenni811As long as you have support i think it can be done. We have a girl who started nursing school with a 4 month old son when she was 18. It took her an extra year, she did fail a couple classes her first year. Just overwhelmed i guess. But she is now on the 5 year plan and graduating in May with her bachelors degree.
I think it would be difficult if you didnt have support of the father, or your family (or his),but it can be done.
- Feb 26, '11 by pbunch*RNSPow
I am not gonna lie, nursing school is hard whether you have kids or not. What helped me the most was having a strong supportive family. They helped care for the baby which allowed me time to study and keep my grades up. With my LVN, I had one child, with my RN by then I had 6 children. So I am a living witness that you can do this. I was tired yes, but I knew that it would all pay off and it did. I stayed focused and I did not let anything stand in the way of me reaching my dream. Not only am I very proud of myself, my family is proud of me too.
- Mar 2, '11 by SPowThank you all for the inspiring responses. I will make my dream a reality to be the best I can for me and my family. Thanks to you all :heartbeat
- Mar 2, '11 by hopefulnrsgstudentTo SPow, did you decide to become an RN? If so, how is it going?
- Mar 2, '11 by GooeyRNI think you should enjoy your baby for a little while, then get the ball rolling!
- Mar 2, '11 by SPow@hopefulnrsgstudent. Yes, I have decided to become an Rn. Im just in the process of finding out what school I should go to.
@gooeyRN. That though did run through my head being that nursing school if very demanding. But idk I want to be able to finish asap but I also want to enjoy the memories that I have to spend with my little one since he is still young.
But does anyone know of anything that I can read or get into to teach myself so that I can be ahead of myself before I actually start school?