Starting at a Community College.. - page 2

Hey all, I am about to start my journey into nursing school, and I have a few questions about becoming a CRNA. I already have a Bachelor's Degree from a 4 year school (double majored in graphic... Read More

  1. by   naptime14
    I have about 5 people in my class that have families and 2 to 3 children. I can't speak for them because I don't have children, but they are getting through it just fine. It is a huge lifestyle change for a few years, but if CRNA is your ultimate goal, it is achieveable and worth it in the end. I think the biggest thing with the people that have kids in the program is having a great support system with their spouse and other family members. If you haven't already, I would shadow a CRNA and then an NP to get an idea of just how different these types of careers are (also, the salary difference is quite different as well). Good luck!
  2. by   RNtobe15
    Thank you again for taking the time to reply, I really appreciate it. Best of luck to you in your career!
  3. by   missnurse01
    I am about to start crna school in aug. I did the lvn adn bsn route. It took a long time w family and being the sole income earner for most of that time. It takes hard work and perseverance. You have to keep your eyes on the prize. We also home school the kids. We will have my fiance remain the stay at home dad. He knows that he will mostly be a single parent for 27 months. Yes you will miss a lot, maybe only see the family an hour a day. It is the price you pay for crna school. If you feel that being an np would be more rewarding for you then make sure ypu shadow both to make your eventual decision.

    Good luck

    Oh and I took nearly all my sciences at the community college. Except what was required for my bsn - pathophys and pharm
  4. by   RNtobe15
    Thank you! Good luck, you will do great!