Thinking of becoming an LPN

  1. Hi everyone :spin:

    I am very much considering becoming an LPN. I am going to be calling a local technical school, on Monday, and getting the information for their LPN program. I'm so excited, and my family is being so supportive and encouraging.

    I am a wife, and a stay at home mother to 3 children, ages 9, 6 & 1. I plan to go back to work once my youngest starts kindergarten in 4 yrs. So that gives me plenty of time to go to school. I plan to do schooling part-time.

    I helped take care of my grandmother, before she passed away, and I really do think that is what really made me realize that I'd love to become a nurse.

    I look forward to getting to know everyone here. This is an awesome site. Wish me luck with the school. I am very excited and extremely nervous.
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  2. 5 Comments

  3. by   scallywags
    Congratulations on your decision and good luck with school! You are going to do GREAT!

    Your story is very similar to mine. I was also a SAHM who went back to college when my baby was a year old. I was taking night classes at a local community college. Four years later...I am still taking a class or two at the CC, but I am also in a LVN program. While he started Kindergarten this past fall, I am excited that I will start working by the time he is in 1st grade. Even though my initial plans didn't pan out (that was to be a working RN at this point), I feel that I am so much closer to my goals and I don't feel I wasted a moment of my time over the past few years in school. I just hope to finish college before my kids start!

    The best of luck to you. I know how excited you must be and you should also be very proud of yourself for making this wonderful choice.
  4. by   maddiesmommy
    scallywags,

    Thank you so much for your kind words. I am a little scared, but mostly excited.


    Good luck to you as well.
  5. by   TheCommuter

    I hope you make your dreams of nursing a great reality!
  6. by   maddiesmommy
    Well, I called the tech school today, and they are sending me information about the LPN program, but I'm kind of bummed, because they said it's only a full-time program that runs M-F 8am-3:45pm. Right now, I can't swing that, because I have an 18 month old, and I babysit my 2 nieces during the weekdays. We can't afford daycare right now either. So it looks like I'm going to have to wait until my little one starts Kindergarten (in 3+ yrs) before I can pursue schooling.
    Until then, I plan to read as much about nursing as I possibly can. Any recommendations on some good books?
    I can't believe how much I want this. I am determined to make this happen... someday.
  7. by   TheCommuter
    Is there a part-time community college LPN or RN program near you? This might be a possibility since it will enable you to attend school while still caring for children.

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