If you are or were a single mother of 2, which program would you choose? - page 2

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I'm applying to several programs that (accelerated BSN) let you take the nursing courses online and then report to clinicals 2-3 times a week, there is even a couple of weekend programs I am looking into. I have 2 kids, one... Read More


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    I would go with whatever was easiest to find childcare for. How easy is it to find daycare on weekends/evenings, etc. It is impossible here, so I would go with whatever worked for finding child care. Maybe a nanny would be a good deal? I know they cost a little more, but then you wouldn't have to miss clinicals every time your kid had a bit more than a runny nose. A lot of daycares won't take a kid with a slight fever, or anything more than a snotty nose. A nanny may be more willing to deal with minor illnesses/flu's so you don't have to miss clinical.
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    Quote from GooeyRN
    I would go with whatever was easiest to find childcare for. How easy is it to find daycare on weekends/evenings, etc. It is impossible here, so I would go with whatever worked for finding child care. Maybe a nanny would be a good deal? I know they cost a little more, but then you wouldn't have to miss clinicals every time your kid had a bit more than a runny nose. A lot of daycares won't take a kid with a slight fever, or anything more than a snotty nose. A nanny may be more willing to deal with minor illnesses/flu's so you don't have to miss clinical.
    I'll defiinitely have to look into a nanny. I was looking at some childcare for this particular school and found 2 centers in the neighborhood that accepts children who are sick for "Get Well Care". Since my son will be in 1st grade, I plan on enrolling him in a private school that has before and after school care (needed for 2 clinical days) and same with my daughter except she will be in pre-K. There are some good public elementary schools in the area that provide after school care (son only) but not before school care, but maybe I'd be able to find a center that can keep him then drive him to school.

    I was talking to my mother about this one program that by the time you finish, you're tuition will equal to over $100,000. She says it is better, she will help since it's near. Ok, I think that is just insane and I am not going to be in debt over that just for a BSN. I know she wants us to be close, but I am ready to move on and do whatever it takes for me and my kids...

    I mean $100,000 vs. $16,000 for 15 mos plus living expenses...

    I'll have about 10 months to prepare myself, maybe a little longer..just depends on where and when I am accepted.


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