I am a single mom going back to school for my 4 year BSN. I wanted to see if any of you were single parents while attending nursing school
. If so what kind of advice do you have??? What tips for financing my education and taking care of my child can you give.
I really appreciate your taking the time to read/answer this post.
Nov 2, '06
Hang in there and go for it. As others have stated do the best you can not to work once you start your primary nursing cirriculum. I worked weekends and holiday breaks only during that time. Also I worked at the beginning of the semesters at registration for the college for a few extra bucks. I found out I was pregnant in my first semester of working on my BSN and my son was 3 years old when I graduated. He was also asthmatic and hospitalized several times during my track through college. I was surprised at how many of the other students understood my situation and never was short of babysitters for study time either. I was very fortunate in this area. There were times I had to take my son to classes with me in his stroller when I was stuck with no other choice other than to miss class. Fortunately I also had instructors who understood this and grateful he tended to sleep through those classes peacefully. Now or then he would spurt something out that gave a break for a good laugh for everyone. It was a long haul but it can be done. Makes me sick to hear people say " I have children so I cant do this or cant do that" when it comes to education. If I did it anyone can. Also my family lived over a thousand miles from me so I didnt have that support available.
Last edit by Lacie on Nov 2, '06