Single Mother Need Advice - page 2

by kailynnsmom

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I'm at a crossroad. I just received my Bachelors Degree in Health Science. My overall goal is to become a Public Health Nurse. I have a five year old and work fulltime for the gov't(LA County). I live with a roommate and do not... Read More


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    Quote from cute-1
    I was in your situation Years ago.I Choose to do what was right for my kids at the time,I now regret that decision because If I had suffered through the pain then my life would be better now.Whenever you go back to school you will have less time with your child..whether you do it now or in the future,but as our kids grow their needs and demands grow,they cost more and they have more activities and financial needs.From one single Parent to the next-I would say to do it now as long as you have childcare for your kid.

    Its better to be poor with a 5 year old than poor with a teenager.

    I always wanted a life where I'm able to pick my kids up from school and study with them.I know that kids get into the most trouble after school when they don't have supervision or activities to keep them busy,so Now I have to balance My school,work,Their school(And when they get old enough YOU will be spending a LOT of time helping with homework!) Activities,sports,and being SURE that I am there for them EVERYDAY after school and at all sports and performances.

    Something had to give...It was work.I can only work part time while doing all of this and forget about a social life.I should have done this while they were smaller.

    In the end YOU have to make this decision because you and ONLY you have to live with the consequences.

    But If I could rewind time I would have done it back then with my savings and worked ANYWHERE that fit into my schedule to supplement my income.
    You're absolutely right..... Kids need attention no matter what age and stage, and the demands on life only get bigger as they get bigger!! I know. I have 3 children from 2-15yrs old..and a hubby...
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    Yeah just continue with choice #2 and continue to care for your child

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    Cute1 and Grant

    That's what I was planning on doing. It would be about a couple of years before I start nursing school, depending on the program. My science prereqs have expired and the only nursing program that doesn't have an expiration date on prereqs is CSULA.

    Meeka

    I'm preparing for the GRE and admission process right now just in case.
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    Then go to CSULA.

    People say the shortage is decreasing, but statistical figures still say unemployment is around 5.5%-2.0% for registered nursing graduates. Registered Nurse Job Overview | Best Jobs | US News Careers

    I hear of many receiving nursing jobs upon graduation.

    Yes, there is some healthy competition, but I would definitely take a little competition over 10.2% of unemployment overall in the state of California.

    Would you rather be living paycheck to paycheck or accumulating savings?


    Quote from kailynnsmom
    Cute1 and Grant

    That's what I was planning on doing. It would be about a couple of years before I start nursing school, depending on the program. My science prereqs have expired and the only nursing program that doesn't have an expiration date on prereqs is CSULA.

    Meeka

    I'm preparing for the GRE and admission process right now just in case.
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    [QUOTE=InfirmiereJolie;7091678]Then go to CSULA.

    People say the shortage is decreasing, but statistical figures still say unemployment is around 5.5%-2.0% for registered nursing graduates. Registered Nurse Job Overview | Best Jobs | US News Careers

    I hear of many receiving nursing jobs upon graduation.

    Yes, there is some healthy competition, but I would definitely take a little competition over 10.2% of unemployment overall in the state of California.

    accumulating savings?



    Would you rather be living paycheck to paycheck


    Thanks!!!


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