young children and CRNA school - page 2

I am currently in an ADN program (only 6 more months left!) and plan to start the RN-BSN program about 10 months after I graduate. I already have a BS, so I really only need the nursing classes. I am... Read More

  1. by   Pix-e
    Glad to read your post! I am looking to go into CRNA and would like more information about the programs and the work in general. Why did you decide to go this route? I am not so worried about my grades I think i am more worried about the interviews for the program. I may not need to worry about this yet since I am just starting my pre-reqs for nursing. But I plan yo go all the way...
  2. by   RNNJ
    Oh wow!
    I've just read my post from 5 years ago! It brought tears to my eyes! Today I write a reply to this thread as a CRNA! I graduated May 2009 and now have been working for 7 months and loving it. It was all worth it. Good luck to the rest of you!
  3. by   alwaystiredmommy
    People with no children have no right giving advice! What do they know? I am in an accelerated nursing program with a preschooler and a husband who is in his last year of medical school (oh did I mention I work full time too?). It can always be done! Mom's have this incredible power to get it done. I plan on having another child right before CRNA school. It just takes planning. Anyone can do it if they are motivated.
  4. by   chiro-ann
    Quote from RNNJ
    Oh wow!
    I've just read my post from 5 years ago! It brought tears to my eyes! Today I write a reply to this thread as a CRNA! I graduated May 2009 and now have been working for 7 months and loving it. It was all worth it. Good luck to the rest of you!
    Thank you so much for doing a follow-up post after all these years! Do you have any kids yet? So you did the ADN, BSN while doing critcal care , then CRNA route? It seems like everything worked out perfectly as you had planned them. Congrats!
  5. by   Williams75
    GCshore,
    Thank you very much for your post. I am in the process to get into anesthesia school, waiting for an interview and I have a 18 month- old. I have a great support but I am still a little nervous
  6. by   Queen Tiye, CNA
    i recommend waiting until crna is complete. easier on you, hubby, marriage, and let's not forget the little ones! children are an overtime job. a huge responsibility, as a mature mom . . . 30+ . . . we often have so much more to give after having accomplished a few things.
  7. by   MollyG
    Thank you, everyone, for your encouraging posts-- I am hoping to apply for CRNA school this next fall and I have a 3 & 5 year old at home....I have wanted to do this for so long but am nervous the sacrifice will be too great for my family- a decision we all have to make, at some point. Thanks for the honesty & the positive outlook....praying for wisdom!
  8. by   michele742
    You can do it!!! Like previous posters said, as long as you put your mind to it and have a supportive husband, there is nothing you can't do.

    My aspirations are to go on to CRNA school...I have a 2, 4, and 7 year old. I just recently applied to a BSN program (so I have a way to go). However, we just finished putting hubby through his Ph.D. (history). Any graduate school is challenging. If have a die hard work ethic, you can do anything you set your mind to. Here is how it went putting my husband through graduate school:

    - I worked full-time and took care of the kids.
    - hubby was full-time student at UF
    - hubby was graduate teaching assistant
    - hubby wrote a book that was published by a major academic publisher
    - hubby wrote contributions to several articles
    - hubby was contributor to encyclopedia sets (which we have been given complete sets)
    - hubby traveled to many conferences
    - hubby studied, graded, and wrote with three demanding babies around
    - hubby still walked the dog three times a day :P

    Even with all that, hubby still took time for the kids...made them dinner sometimes, took them to the park. He maintained a 3.95 GPA. Anyway, my point - it can be done and done well if you have support. A lot of mothers go to work all day...don't see their kids at night except long enough to come home, give them baths, feed them dinner, and put them to bed. Is there really a difference? Nothing in life is easy...always going to be a challenge.

    I wouldn't get pregnant "while in" the midst of a program...because you never know what can happen and YOU will be the one carrying the baby. Roll with it I'm 36, BTW. Had my first child at age 29. You will often find that what you "plan" often doesn't work out that way...you have to be very flexible with everything you do and keep a positive attitude...no matter what.

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