My nursing program is set to start this fall, however I will be having a baby this summer in June. I was considering pushing back starting it a semester so that baby would be older and assuming it would be easier to handle everything. I also have a 4 year old who will be 5 this year.
However, my program does not run during summer and if I start 1 semester later I will have 2 summer breaks instead of one until I can graduate/test for NCLEX. If I start this fall, I'm done in May 2015 and if I start Jan '14 then I'll be done in December 2015.
It wouldn't be such a big deal if I didn't want a new job ASAP! I know I can work as a nurses aid after one semester of school, but roughly how much do they make? I support our entire family with my current job.
Should I take the time off to get a better start and spend more time with baby? I know GPA isn't the most important thing in nursing school but I hear each semester builds on the last.
I have asked friends and family and they all give me conflicting opinions, so I really need some advice!! Thank you so much for reading!