[font=book antiqua]how did you go about becoming a nurse? i see that quite a few went the cna-l(v/p)n-rn.
[font=book antiqua]this is where i am now: cna working in assisted living and for an agency, i have all the pre-reqs for getting into nursing school and good grades, i have a small son but only have care for him during the weekdays & sun-mon nights, i can't afford more childcare for weekends or nights, nursing school here is only during the day, i have the money for either living off of or
nursing school, but not both
even with scholarships and grants and reimbursements.
[font=book antiqua]i can do one of a few things, and none of them seems a very good choice to me.
[font=book antiqua]i can wait until my son can care for himself (another 8 years) at night so i can go to school during the day and work at night.
[font=book antiqua]i can work doubles on sunday and monday evenings and pray that the income generated covers our living expenses(not bloody likely) so i can go to class during the day.
[font=book antiqua]i can attempt to take out an enormous loan to cover living expenses for the year til i make
[font=book antiqua]l(v/p)n whereupon i'll be back where i started or can stop at l(v/p)n and hang there til i can finish my rn one day.
[font=book antiqua]i can cross my fingers, enroll in nursing school and pray i find a friend fast who also has kids who doesn't need to work nights who wouldn't mind taking my son some nights/weekends so i can work.
[font=book antiqua]these are the solutions i see.. does anyone see something i'm missing? or have alternate solutions?
[font=book antiqua]great first post, eh?