Attention to those who have been accepted to CRNA school (or very knowledgeable in specifics of the ICU requirements). I will be entering an accelerated BSN program in Spring '14, which concludes at the end of Spring '16. I am overly determined to apply to the KPSA for NA school after a couple years of high acuity ICU experience. Let's say, hypothetically, I rock the ICU and get accepted to KPSA on the first try. The soonest I'd be done with NA school would be January 2020. What I haven't mentioned, however, is that I will be turning 30 next month. Which means in Jan 2020 I'll be three months away from my 37th birthday. I don't see any 'best time' between now and then to have a child. And no, not ready right now, for many reasons. To get to my actual question - seeing how KPSA and many other worthy NA schools require a 'minimum of 1 year of current full time nursing experience in adult critical care ICU' (word for word KPSA requirement).. lets say (another hypothetical) that I try to conceive during gaining my ICU experience.. would maternity leave break my 'current full-time' status, thus break eligibility for KPSA, requiring me to start the minimum one year full-time time clock in the ICU all over again? Let me say, kindly.. I'm not looking for anyone to teach me any life lessons about needing more time gaining experience and attempting to plan out the schedule of my life like this. I realize God laughs at type-A life-planners like me
All I'm inquiring are two things: a) informative thoughts on when might be the best time to try for a family (assuming I have the choice) in the midst of the nursing madness, and b) the facts on whether or not maternity leave during ICU experience would break my KPSA one-year full time minimum experience requirement for NA school. I appreciate any informative words on this matter, and any other suggestions might I consider to best prepare for NA school. Thank you!