Having a Baby and Nursing School

  1. Hi, everyone! I am a sophomore at a community college and have decided to try and get into the RN program here and obtain my associate's in nursing. I would need to complete 3 science courses and a speech class. This would take me 3 semesters because I am told to not take the 3 sciences all at once.
    My husband and I have been married for 4 years and have been together for 7 years. We are financially stable to have our first baby and allow me to not work and go to school. However, I am wondering how difficult this would be with an infant or toddler? Nursing school is mostly clinicals that requires 17-20 hours a week in school. It is very time consuming! Has anyone had a baby/toddler during nursing school? And how much time were you able to have with your child?
    I would also need to go to evening classes because hubby works days and he can watch him/her at night. Are the night classes any different than day classes? accelerated or anything?
    Thank you for reading. I could use any advice any one has to offer! Thanks!
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  3. by   VACallCenterRN
    I myself had three children and went thru nursing school first two semesters working full time and the last two part-time.... I think you can do it just fine.... I am a single mother with no help from my children's father.... I also went to a community college.... With the help of your husband you should be quite okay! If I can do I think anyone can!
  4. by   VACallCenterRN
    Didn't mention the age but at the start of school they were 9, 7, and 2.... Dedication will help you excel in all that you do!!!