In LPN school full-time when u have children?????? - page 2

Hi, i am 23 years old,married, and have 1 child thats 6 months old, iam starting LPN school soon and was wondering if it is doable with a kid???My program is from 9-5pm, i dont work iam a stay at... Read More

  1. by   pyseymo
    WOW-You ladies are all awesome and my hats off to you!:bowingpur
  2. by   OgopogoLPN
    I will be starting LPN school at age 31. Married with a 7 year old and 4 year old. I'm hoping classes will be from 8:30-3:30 or 4 and I will stay at school until 4:45 everyday to do a lot of homework. I could also do homework after my kids are in bed, but there's always lunches to make, etc.

    My husband is supportive of me doing this, but he will have to step up and do more of the stuff for the kids that I normally do. Luckily, I will have pretty flexible childcare and my son is in school full time.

    It'll be hard, but doable

    Good luck!!
  3. by   nurseangel47
    Yep>definitely doable! I did it. If I can, so can you! I wasn't exactly what you'd call a "model" student in high school. After settling down a bit, decided to go for it. Went to nursing school when my kids were just lil' ones. One was an infant of 5 months. One was three years old. I had great babysitters (motherinlaw and my mom and my sis-in-law). If I hadn't had such good fortune in relatives helping out while I attended class/clinical and while I studied, I would've never made it. With sheer determination, great, dependable child care, I met my life's goal! Good luck!
  4. by   nurseangel47
    Yep>definitely doable! I did it. If I can, so can you! I wasn't exactly what you'd call a "model" student in high school. After settling down a bit, decided to go for it. Went to nursing school when my kids were just lil' ones. One was an infant of 5 months. One was three years old. I had great babysitters (motherinlaw and my mom and my sis-in-law). If I hadn't had such good fortune in relatives helping out while I attended class/clinical and while I studied, I would've never made it. With sheer determination, great, dependable child care, I met my life's goal! Good luck!
  5. by   WickedRedRN
    Totally doable! I am 38, married, mother of a 6yo and I just graduated from a PN program. I admit, the last year was hard, brutal at times, but you make it through. My advice, in hindsight:

    - make time for family. The constant running/studying is rough on everyone. Make sure you have some time to breathe and enjoy your family. They are in this with you, don't forget them.

    - Make some time for you. Even if it is just 30 minutes in the bath, give yourself some little breaks.

    - Grades arent everything. People who went to school with me who had B's and C's are the same title as me, and probably had more time with their families.

    Good Luck...you will do great!
  6. by   pyseymo
    [quote=LoriRN2B;2029100]Totally doable! I am 38, married, mother of a 6yo and I just graduated from a PN program. I admit, the last year was hard, brutal at times, but you make it through. My advice, in hindsight:

    - make time for family. The constant running/studying is rough on everyone. Make sure you have some time to breathe and enjoy your family. They are in this with you, don't forget them.

    - Make some time for you. Even if it is just 30 minutes in the bath, give yourself some little breaks.

    - Grades arent everything. People who went to school with me who had B's and C's are the same title as me, and probably had more time with their families.



    That's very good advice-thank you! I have a 5 year old and 14 year old and I start LPN school on January 29th! I will be in school while they are at school and my husband is disabled due to 2 heart attacks and subsequent open-heart surgeries so he'll be home after school for the boys. In this way I am lucky in that he is always home. I am quitting my job of 19 1/2 years to do this so it is somewhat of a risk for the family finances but I think it will be worth it in the long run.
    Last edit by pyseymo on Jan 21, '07
  7. by   allantiques4me
    Hey! I went to nursing school when I had four young kids.Its doable.I also had a very supportive husband.That makes a big differance.
  8. by   scallywags
    Quote from flower2007
    Hi, i am 23 years old,married, and have 1 child thats 6 months old, iam starting LPN school soon and was wondering if it is doable with a kid???My program is from 9-5pm, i dont work iam a stay at home mom, and planning to not work untill after LPN school.

    Lady's Please tell me your experiences with that.... and opinions on it!!!!

    Hope to get lot sof responses
    Please help!!
    I have two children (5, 8) and will be graduating this Spring from a LVN program. While doing this program, I have been taking other classes at a community college to wrap up pre reqs for RN programs.

    The key to success is being committed to your studies and also managing your time. It is also important, for me, to have a good system with my husband. I am also blessed that my family helps us out when our schedules conflict.

    You can do it. No one is saying it will be easy, but it WILL be worth it!
  9. by   Christos Anesti
    here's my situation:

    i have two kids (both 2yo) and one on the way. my wife is a stay at home mom. i work full time on 3rd shift. this means that i go to work at 11p-730a then i go to school from 8a-330p, i get home at 4p and sleep at 6p only to get up again at 10p to repeat the process over again.

    when i interviewed with the instructor for admission she practically told me it would be impossible to pass if i didn't drop my hours. i responded with the notion that dropping my hours meant no insurance and that was not an option. to my surprise, they still accepted me in a class of 63 out of 200 applicants.

    there is a huge advantage, believe it or not, with being in this type of situation: i (you) am predisposed to fail. no one (accept for my wife) thinks that i can finish. if i do fail out, ya it's a bummer (nobody likes to fail) but i was never expected to make it this far. i graduate in june/july and everyday that i survive and every test that i pass (so far all) is proving someone, if not everyone wrong. i tell my self i can't do it just to prove myself wrong.

    a girl asked me if i was happy with my grades, i get straight bs. i told here, "you work part time, study hard (3-5hrs), take notes and pay attention, and you get straight as. that's great and that's achieving your goal - which is commendable. i work full-time, sleep 4hrs a day, don't take notes, sleep in class, study here and there (15-30min) and i get bs - that's over-achieving my goal!"

    [s]keep your goals realistic! that's my advice![/s]

    god bless you in your journey!
    christos anesti!
  10. by   flower2007
    Wow, i admire the courage you all have, especially the guy thats only sleeping 4 hours a day, and barely has time.

    it definatly gives me more confidence that i can do it.
  11. by   mekayla07
    Let me start by saying it is possible, it will be hard, but you can do it.

    I am a single mother of four children, one was 6 months old when I began the program. While going to school I had dependable child care, I studied when my children slept. I did not have much quality time for them, but I did allow them to have extra curricular activities, so I did taxi them from soccer to karate to dance classes, so that they would still have something to occupy them. I did study while they were at these activities as well. I graduated third in my LVN class in July and passed the NCLEX on the first try.
    By the grace of God all things are possible, so don't give up.
  12. by   love_my_soldier
    YOu can do it! I have 3 kids (20 months, 9 and 10 yrs) and my hubby is deployed to Iraq. The older two can understand that I have to study and so they help out around the hose. The baby, on the other hand, is a different story. I can't do any homework with him here so, I wait about 1 1/2 -2 hrs after I get home from class before I pick him up from daycare. It was really hard for me to do that at first but then I realized it would be the only way for me to get any studying done.
    You can do it. Keep praying!
  13. by   djkmc1998
    I am the mother of 3 (4,6,7). I attend LPN school, and do not work. My hubby works full time from 3-11pm. He is very supportive. He cleans, cooks, laundry whenever i am busy studying. So, that helps A LOT. LPN school is challenging, but if you take notes and study everyday, you will do fine. Its just the keeping up....you make a choice everyday when u wake up if you want to go to school or stay home, do your homework or not....ect...some days i struggle....i get sick of going everyday (sorry to sound so negative)...but I still get my butt outta bed and go. I have had to miss out on some field trips with the kids, my youngest daughters christmas program (it broke my heart)....but as long as you keep your head up and remember it is only temporary, you can do it. Its very rewarding. You are helping your family out in the long run. Good Luck with school!

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