Some background info:
I'm a 20 year old college student a year and a half away from my B.S. in psychology. However, I'm very science-oriented (started college as a bio major/pre-vet) and drawn to medical science so over the past year I've become very enamored with the idea of advanced practice nursing. Right now, the plan is to finish my B.S. in psych , then take my nursing prereqs at a technical or community college and hopefully get accepted to a direct entry FNP or CNM program. So all this puts me at around 25 years old when I am finished. I will also probably be getting married before I start my MSN program. So basically, when I am finally done school I will be DYING to have a baby, FINALLY!
My question is this... how do you fit time to have children into your career?
Is it possible to work part time as a new CNM/FNP, especially coming from a direct entry program? I definitely want to have lots of time with my children, while still maintaining a professional persona outside the home (and helping to pay of the $100k+ in undergrad and grad loans I will certainly have
I should probably say that I'm not too keen on having to wait until I'm 30 to start my true "career," (as opposed to working in a less-than-satisfying job) nor do I want to wait that long to start my family. I want it all and I want it now, basically!!
Somebody, please tell me it can be done!!