Hi! I am the mother of four boys ages 12, 7, 6, and 3. My youngest was diagnosed with PDD-NOS in my second year of FNP school right when I was starting my Adult rotation. So my crying starting in my second year of school and I started to loose hope. On top of that my husband was starting his RN education while I was entering clincals!
There is hope at the end of the tunnel! We made it work and my mother-in-law is a saint! I studied at night while he studied during the day. I was able to change my working schedule to three days a week, doubling on the weekends for a total of 40 hours. My husband also sacrificed his weekends working 11-7 am fulltime. The only downside to this was we didnt get to see the boys too much over the weekends because we had to work and they were away to my in-laws. Now we are both done with our studies and are both waiting to take our boards! I will be completing my application to sit for my FNP to AANP next week while he has already received his ATT from FBON! So YOU CAN DO IT AND I HAVE FAITH IN YOU!!
QUOTE=Pug RN;6608436]I am starting my FNP (masters route) in September and am the mother to a wonderful 1 year old little boy.
Any other parents on here that can give some advice on how to balance the two as much as possible?
I am starting now, and since I already did the MSN education track at the same school only have about a year and change left to complete it. I thought that while my little guy was still pretty little, I would rather do it now than when he is getting older and wanting to go do more stuff.[/QUOTE]