Hello all! I am a 29-year-old single mother of two. I am working on my prerequisites to get into a nursing program. For my writing class, I need to interview a single mother about the challenges she faced becoming an RN. My goal is to not only educate myself, but also others that are working towards this goal of the unknown hardships that may come along, as well as the benefits of this career for a single mother. If anyone would be willing to share their experience with me, it would be greatly appreciated. You can, of course, remain completely anonymous. My paper is due and I am getting desperate as all my other attempts have fallen through. If anyone could just briefly describe any of their experience during their journey or share some pointers, I would be eternally grateful. Here are the original questions I was going to ask for my interview, but again, any information at this point would be very helpful.
1.Briefly describe your situation and what made you decide to become an RN.
2.What are some of the unexpected roadblocks you ran into on your way to becoming an RN, and how did you overcome them?
3.What was your experience finding job placement after school? Was it difficult?
4. How does a single mother balance raising children and working as an RN?
5. What are the factors a single mother should consider in pursuit of becoming an RN?
6. Any other advice?
Feel free to keep your answers brief, I know that your time is valuable.