Working mom AND student?
- 2Sep 14, '12 by sbear24anybody else starting an lpn course while also holding down a full-time job AND having a child/children? i haven't seen a specific thread for this in the first several pages on here...i know i can't be the only person attempting this...i'd appreciate any suggestions from anyone that's already pulled it off, or i'm-in-the-same-boat from anybody else about to start also...thanks!
- 2Sep 14, '12 by BuckyBadgerRN, RNYup! I'm finished with school now, but when I started nursing school I had 4 kids at home, the youngest was nursing. I worked FT all through school--5 years worth. I did nights and weekends for school, took online classes every summer so it would lighten my load during the school year. I worked 34 hours a week, which is considered FT at my office
- 3Sep 14, '12 by mom2many2012I work PT, but, we have 7 kids living under our roof, and a husband that is i the National Guard, so he's away often. The laundry tends to be a job in itself . Keep telling yourself you are doing this for you and for them. Take it one day at a time, one test at a time and you will be graduating as soon as you know it. Good luck!
- 0Sep 15, '12 by kristin6727I work full-time with 3 kids, ages 7, 5 and 2, and currently due with my 4th child in 3 weeks. So far it has not been too bad, but I just started 2 weeks ago. I will say that my kids get along pretty well together, so they spend a lot of time playing. During their play time, I try to study. It is hard and I feel bad studying so much, but I just keep thinking of the future. I will not have to work 40 hours a week and go to school 3-4 nights a week when I am done. It will just be 1 job, and most likely will not be as much as I am working now, so I will have more time with them. It is hard now, but it WILL be better when it is over.