how do single mothers do it?? right now I started taking pre-reqs, most online classes, my son is 13yrs old right now, I'm turning 35 this year, my concern is HOW do you keep a full time job, pay the mortgage/bills and keep up with a growing teenager and at the same time try to get into nursing school
once accepted HOW then do you balance full time school (since most schools
offer nsg program during the day, wiil need a night job (still need to pay mortgage/bills) and take care of my teenager?? I wonder whether I should just quit while I'm ahead..I have no one to help me so I wonder whether I should continue to do this!!!
Mar 2, '07
I know 2 of the single moms in my class have their parents helping them...but their children are VERY young...
All I can offer is my empathy....the teen years are often more needy than when they're very young....I never felt like my kids needed me less by that time...or is it that we need them? Because believe me, the time between now and their graduating will go by in the blink of an eye...
I'd hate to see you give this up until then...are there other parents that you can start lining up to help once you start NS? Other relatives?!?
If you are still some time away from actually starting NS, then you've got time to work those kinks out....your child will be older...do you trust him? Are you in a good neighborhood where he'd be okay by himself? Can you trust his friends? Are there any part-time or evening programs near where you live?
Lots of things to consider, but if both you and he feel this is important, then it CAN be worked out...if you think you might have to wait until he is out of school -- or closer to it, then start taking those classes that don't have a time limit on them for admission such as nutrition, medical terminology, human growth and development, and anything else you can squeeze in....at least you'll be working toward your goal...and with my being 51, I can tell you, it won't be too late then for you to forge ahead at that time........
Last edit by WDWpixieRN on Mar 2, '07