I am a 27 year old mother of 2 (a three year old and a 6 month old. I want to take the practical nursing class at my local vocational center. The dilemma I have is that the class starts in August and is a full year course. I now work full time and make about $13/hr and pay $580/mo. in daycare expense.
My husband has a GREAT job and makes good money. He is for me going to school but he takes care of our finances and says that right now we just cannot afford it. I know that there are grants out there but the ones that I have seen so far (which isn't many) say that you have to be enrolled in the program before you are eligible. I have to know that I will be able to get the money before I enroll. I will have to quit my full-time job and will still need to send my children to daycare. My husband says that I need to wait until the kids are in school (which remember, will be at least 2 more years for my three year old and 5 for my youngest).
I am really ready to get my career underway but feel like I am unable to do so because we are so accustom to having my income. I have heard that you can receive grant money that will help you also pay for daycare expenses while you go to school. I will welcome any suggestions as to what to do and where to start applying for grants. ANY SUGGESTIONS are welcome.
Also, anyone who has taken the LPN class who can offer some insight as to what I am getting into is greatly appreciated. I am not sure what field I want to get into yet so any suggestions there will be welcomed also. Thank You!!!