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  1. Hi! I'm a 32 yr-old mother of 4 (12, 6, & 15 mo. old twins) & stepmother to 4 more (12,10, 9, & 6)! I work full-time and go to school full-time. I have two semesters to go before applying to nursing school. I'm getting pretty nervous as I will have to apply to three different nursing schools in hopes of getting into one. Even with top marks, the schools simply cannot support the amount of applications coming in (40 applicants get in out of 150, for example). Maybe this is where the nursing shortage is!! :chuckle
    Does anyone have a similiar story? Any advice?
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  3. by   Energizer Bunny
    Holy crud! I thought I was busy!!! Man woman!!! Welcome to all nurses!!! Good to have you here.
  4. by   CCU NRS
    Quote from mrsGMC
    Hi! I'm a 32 yr-old mother of 4 (12, 6, & 15 mo. old twins) & stepmother to 4 more (12,10, 9, & 6)! I work full-time and go to school full-time. I have two semesters to go before applying to nursing school. I'm getting pretty nervous as I will have to apply to three different nursing schools in hopes of getting into one. Even with top marks, the schools simply cannot support the amount of applications coming in (40 applicants get in out of 150, for example). Maybe this is where the nursing shortage is!! :chuckle
    Does anyone have a similiar story? Any advice?
    Partly perhaps the shortage starts at this level but the reason they can only take 40 applicants is due to the number of available instructors. You know teaching even in nursing does not pay very much and most instructors work other jobs as well to supplement. With all of that it is getting even harder to convince nurses to work for so little when if you can actually handle the stress and work you can make a decent wage elsewhere.my advice would be beware instructors as mentioned most that can do nursing and handle the stress and work are working in other areas so what gravitates to instructing can be those who can not handle these things (NO OFFENSE TO ANY INSTRUCTORS)the old saying "those who can do, those who can't teach" has some truth to it. We as nurses the entire group have some serious times coming. I have been doing research for a paper concerning the nursing shortage and the situation is pretty scary. OOPs not trying to scare you off just a warning that things are not just peachy, but anyone that can time manage well enough to take care of was it 8 children I think you will probably do ok, I hope you have all the resources you need to take care of the children while you get your education.

    I am by no means warning anyone away from nursing. I think it is actually going to get better before too long because California is leading the way with their new staffing laws. Nursing can be very rewarding and is an admirable profession.

    Good Luck in all your endeavors and welcome to Allnurses.com I have met many very knowledgable people on this site and found answers to many questions
  5. by   CCU NRS
    Quote from CCU NRS
    Partly perhaps the shortage starts at this level but the reason they can only take 40 applicants is due to the number of available instructors. You know teaching even in nursing does not pay very much and most instructors work other jobs as well to supplement. With all of that it is getting even harder to convince nurses to work for so little when if you can actually handle the stress and work you can make a decent wage elsewhere.my advice would be beware instructors as mentioned most that can do nursing and handle the stress and work are working in other areas so what gravitates to instructing can be those who can not handle these things (NO OFFENSE TO ANY INSTRUCTORS)the old saying "those who can do, those who can't teach" has some truth to it. We as nurses the entire group have some serious times coming. I have been doing research for a paper concerning the nursing shortage and the situation is pretty scary. OOPs not trying to scare you off just a warning that things are not just peachy, but anyone that can time manage well enough to take care of was it 8 children I think you will probably do ok, I hope you have all the resources you need to take care of the children while you get your education.

    I am by no means warning anyone away from nursing. I think it is actually going to get better before too long because California is leading the way with their new staffing laws. Nursing can be very rewarding and is an admirable profession.

    Good Luck in all your endeavors and welcome to Allnurses.com I have met many very knowledgable people on this site and found answers to many questions
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