Looks like it might not happen anytime soon

  1. Well, I just got off the phone with my local technical school about their LPN program. They are going to be sending me all of the information, but the program is only full-time, M-F, 8:00-3:45pm. Right now, I can't do that schedule, as I have an 18 month old, and also babysit my 2 nieces also during the day. I was really hoping that they offered it part-time with night classes, but they don't. I just spoke to my husband, and we are going to continue to look into other options/schools, as I really want this badly. But if we can't find anything, I guess my only option will have to be to wait until my youngest starts school in about 3.5 yrs, and then start my schooling. I'm a little bummed, but nothing good ever comes easy, right?
    Last edit by maddiesmommy on Nov 28, '06
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  2. 10 Comments

  3. by   arciedee
    If you are interested in becoming an RN why not look into those programs? You may be able to start taking pre-reqs for the RN program at night or on weekends (I know the community colleges near me offered classes at almost all hours).
  4. by   senilegenius
    I completely understand how you feel. I have a 3yr. old son who started preschool about 6 months ago. I had to wait until then to start my classes for LPN at a technical school.I know you're really itching to start, but just enjoy your time with your child right now, until you're able to take full time classes (if that's your only option). Looking back, I'm thankful that I was able to spend that much time with my son instead of just diving into the LPN program.
    Hope this helps.
  5. by   maddiesmommy
    arciedee & senilegenius,

    Thank you both for your thoughts. I appreciate them more than you know.

    I will most likely just wait to go back to school once my little one starts school in a few years. This will give me time to save money for school & supplies and spend time with my little one.

    I have looked into a community college that offers a practical nursing program, but it's in the next state, and I am worried the tuition is going to be high. But if so, I'll just wait it out.

    Thanks again for the advice & opinions.
  6. by   BSNtobe2009
    I don't know if this may be good advice or not. I was fortunate enough to be able to have a nanny that became my closest friend in the world, to take care of my daughter until she turned two. She is an only child. She got the love, the hugs, the individual undivided attention from someone who really and truly loved her...when she needed it when I had no choice but to work.

    Then I found a wonderful, daycare facility, and my daughter cried there everyday...when I came to pick her up!

    She was only there for a couple of months before I had to take her out due to moving, but she learned so much! She was learning songs, and she was playing with other children, and every day they said she just did nothing but smile, smile, smile. As soon as we were in the front door, she sprinted down the hall to her class to run in and hug the teacher.

    I think once children reach about 2, they NEED stimulation of other children in a learning environment, and it also prepares them for the routines of school.

    If you can afford it, I would seriously consider it...dropping off my child at a daycare was the hardest thing, until I realized how much she loved it, and then I didn't worry anymore.

    Do you have a CC near you? Why don't you start taking pre-reqs and get your RN instead if you really can't do the daycare thing? You can usually take those classes somewhere at night.
  7. by   BSNtobe2009
    Quote from maddiesmommy
    arciedee & senilegenius,

    Thank you both for your thoughts. I appreciate them more than you know.

    I will most likely just wait to go back to school once my little one starts school in a few years. This will give me time to save money for school & supplies and spend time with my little one.

    I have looked into a community college that offers a practical nursing program, but it's in the next state, and I am worried the tuition is going to be high. But if so, I'll just wait it out.

    Thanks again for the advice & opinions.
    Maddie, do you live on the border of a state? Some colleges have special programs with those that live within a certain perimeter of the next state and offer them in-state tuition. This is especially true if the college is the only one around. I would call and find out.
  8. by   BlessedMom
    I totally understand. I have three children. My oldest is 6 and my youngest is 2. I am applying for a Weekend/Evening College. That way I don't have to put the youngest in daycare whilst I am in school. My dh takes care of him. Are there any schools around you that are similar? I am finshing my prereqs at night too. I have two more after this semester. GOOD LUCK! I know how hard it is to wait. I wanted to go back for awhile but I knew it just was not the right time. GOOD LUCK!
  9. by   catzy5
    Quote from maddiesmommy
    Well, I just got off the phone with my local technical school about their LPN program. They are going to be sending me all of the information, but the program is only full-time, M-F, 8:00-3:45pm. Right now, I can't do that schedule, as I have an 18 month old, and also babysit my 2 nieces also during the day. I was really hoping that they offered it part-time with night classes, but they don't. I just spoke to my husband, and we are going to continue to look into other options/schools, as I really want this badly. But if we can't find anything, I guess my only option will have to be to wait until my youngest starts school in about 3.5 yrs, and then start my schooling. I'm a little bummed, but nothing good ever comes easy, right? :angryfire


    Don't give up yet. Look into community colleges, some have many options of LPN courses, mine has a step program you can do your CNA step up to LPN and then do a part time lvn or lvn to rn route. there are many options. Also if you want to do the RN in the long run look at pecking away at your pre reqs. I have 3 small kids I waited until they started kindergarten then started pecking away at my pre reqs I have been plowing thru since 04.
  10. by   lisabeth
    I know how you feel about being disappointed when it just doesnt seem like the right time. Maybe things will change, someway, but it was that way for me too for a long time.
    Now that things seem to be working out, I know I appriciate my education so much more, and I am more determined than ever to make it happen. I dont have small children who need much of my attention, so I dont have that guilt.
    I know I did my best for my daughter at that time when she did need more of my time, and now I am able to pursue nursing and know I will be able to provide more of what she will need on my own. Child support will cease just about the time I get out of school. Things always work out for the best.
    Good luck to you.
  11. by   WDWpixieRN
    And don't forget as was posted on your other thread to see what prereqs for the tech school or the college that you can start knocking out now part-time...the students I am in NS with who are still finishing up history, A & P, micro, etc., are just miserable...and having completed all my prereqs, I can't even imagine having those to deal with in addition to my nursing courses...you would do yourself a big favor to check in to that...it'll be a much slower pace while you're waiting, but will allow you to feel you're making progress toward your big goal!!
    Good luck!!
  12. by   BeccaznRN
    If your ultimate goal is to be a RN, then it might actually be a blessing! Check into RN programs - by the time you finish prereqs and get on the wait list (most schools have some sort of wait list), it might be perfect timing with your child entering school and you entering nursing school. The best part of that is what wdwpixie said about only taking nursing courses. There are many classes you can take while you wait, and lots of the prereqs are offered at night.

    Best of luck to you!

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