Hi all, I'm new (obvs) to this forum and I've found all the information really really helpful. I guess I just wanted to see how not-crazy or crazy I am for attempting this.
I am a 32-year-old female student with 3 young children going through a divorce. I almost completed my AS 7 years ago when I was a biology student, then I got married and fell pregnant. I'll spare you the sob story with my ex but basically, he was unfaithful about a year ago, we went through some hard times and ultimately separated in April. At the time I was a home daycare provider and totally completely wiped out. Ex lost his job in May and I lost the majority of my daycare children around the same time.
I took that as a sign and have since decided to go back to school and earn my ADN and eventually my BSN (hoping to find work with my ADN first?). I live rent-free because my parents own my house. My ex is wishy-washy on support - so I have applied and been given food-stamps and TANF. Along with loans and free daycare, I hope to make it through schooling.
I have 6 prerequisites left: Anatomy, Microbiology, Physiology, Developmental Psych (seems like many programs require this), Nutrition, and Political Science.
I am taking political science and nutrition online this semester as I try to prepare and find daycare for my children. This spring I am looking at taking Anatomy and the Psych class, Micro in summer, and Physio and the algebra class I'd like to retake for an "A" instead of a "B", in fall of 2018. My cumulative GPA is 3.0, but it seems I can't really fix that super easily (darn messing around as a young free 20 yr old!).
What really sucks is yes, due to my position I want to get into a program ASAP, but it seems like stacking the classes I have left is just damn near impossible - especially since I want an "A" in each. Does the lineup I have look doable? Maybe you would switch Micro and Physiology? Maybe I am just crazy for thinking I can go to Nursing School
at 32 with 3 kids?
I'm in the Southern CA area going to PCC currently, if that helps at all!
Aug 22, '17
Quote from maggieellis
If you're not working at the moment, two classes at a time should be no trouble--consider doing three a semester. I crammed in Bio, Micro, Psych, Stats, and A&P1 this summer--first two in person, the rest online. I've found that being older makes learning easier...
Well, not working yes. But I have a 7 year old, almost 5 year old, and a 18 mo. old. So my life is kinda crazy with them - I don't wanna overtax and be overburdened with schoolwork
Last edit by NillaWafers on Aug 22, '17
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