Hello. I have lurked here a little to see what I could learn and I have learned a lot. I do have a degree in Marketing already so I have most of my core out of the way. I am a single parent with a nine (soon to be ten) year old. I have a house and a car. Is it possible to go back to school full time with grants/scholarships/loans? I have heard that the local hospital will pay for nursing school (not sure yet what all they do pay) if you work there for two years after graduation. I could sell my house. I am not really crazy about that idea, but I can do it. I could get a less expensive apartment I suppose. I could work some during school too. I doubt seriously I could live in an oncampus apartment with a child too.
I have been reading too about nurses having to work during non school hours too. That worries me a little. I guess I should try not to worry about that right now!! I could meet someone too so my singleness may not be forever!! My exhusband does live about two hours away so he is not readily available to help.
Any advice/help is greatly appreciated. Thank you and I hope I posted this in the right place
May 28, '08
It is possible. Like anything else, you have to want it because it won't be easy. I started RN school when my son was 3 months old! I was a single parent, so I received all the financial aid/assistance (incl. housing, food, child support, etc.) that I could get! I was blessed enough to not even HAVE to work, and had enough support to help with care for my son. It sounds as if you even have bonuses because you don't have to worry about an infant, and your ex-husband is near and supportive. I am always the RN advocate, and encourage anyone who has a desire to become one, too. It will be a struggle, but for the boundless opportunities afforded you, it is worth it!
Last edit by ZeeGeez7300 on May 28, '08