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Anyone got any info. for a Military spouse heading for nursing school?

Hello I am a newbie here...1st post!

I am a Navy spouse/mom of 3 located in Norfolk Va. I have worked/ have certs. as a CNA,HHA, and a Phlebotomist in the state of IN. I have been a stay at home mom for the last year and a half since we moved here.

I am wanting to attend Medical Careers Institute in Va Beach hopefully in Jan. 06.They have an RN program that is only 15 mo. long/full time/assoc. deg. and an LPN program that is 12 mo. long. I am hoping I qualify for the RN program. I am in the process of finding childcare right now for next year. I would appreciate if anyone has any advice, tips, or help in any way.

I am a lil overwhelmed and dont know what to expect at enrollment time and how to go about it all. If anyone lives close by and knows the specifics...please PM or email me.

TIA

Fun2, BSN, RN

Specializes in Operating Room.

Hello, and welcome to Allnurses.com! :)

The best thing you could do is call your planned school and ask to speak to an advisor, or see if the nursing program has a information session you can attend. (or both)

Write down your questions as you think of them, that way when you speak to someone, you won't forget all the questions. :)

Good luck!

Hello I am a newbie here...1st post!

I am a Navy spouse/mom of 3 located in Norfolk Va. I have worked/ have certs. as a CNA,HHA, and a Phlebotomist in the state of IN. I have been a stay at home mom for the last year and a half since we moved here.

I am wanting to attend Medical Careers Institute in Va Beach hopefully in Jan. 06.They have an RN program that is only 15 mo. long/full time/assoc. deg. and an LPN program that is 12 mo. long. I am hoping I qualify for the RN program. I am in the process of finding childcare right now for next year. I would appreciate if anyone has any advice, tips, or help in any way.

I am a lil overwhelmed and dont know what to expect at enrollment time and how to go about it all. If anyone lives close by and knows the specifics...please PM or email me.

TIA

TRINI_RN

Specializes in Labor and Delivery.

HI! Just wanted to let you know that I am a Navywife in the area. I'm finishing up my pre-reqs at TCC right now and Applying to Sentara School of Health Professions to (hopefully) start Aug of next year. The one thing I would tell you to do is to really research the program and ask lots of questions as the OP said. Also, be sure to ask with whom they are accredited and when it expires. That is very important. I wish you the best of luck in your schooling, if you want to talk feel free to pm me ok. Take care :)

Welcome to the site. I agree that you should call and see if they have informational seminars and literature that they can mail to you. Best wishes to you. :)

Hi There,

I just moved to Chesapeake a few months ago. This was my first week at Sentara's School of Health Professions in the RN program. So far so good, I have heard many great things about it. The program is 22 months long but you have most of the summer off and a week off every 6 weeks. I am not sure about the school that you have mentioned but just wanted to let you know about Sentara in case you had not heard about them, they have another class beginning in January also.

I can very much relate with looking childcare and getting everything in order in a new place. I will suggest looking into the base CDC centers, they are open very early for clinicals and you pay based on your husbands rank.

I hope everything works out for you!! Good luck, if you need any other info, feel free to email me!

Wannabe,

I am a 24 yr old RN that has been married to a military man for 3 yrs. We have one child together. I can tell you from experience, I did not have any problems going through nursing school until my husband went on his deployments. When he was gone, I was completely exhausted--school/clinicals during the day/night, pick up my son from daycare, have "mommy and me" time to spend with my son, put my son to bed, study, and then do the same thing the next day. I swear, there were mornings when I woke up and felt like I had never went to sleep. However, anything is possible when you want it bad enough. Your life will be crazy and unorganized and you will feel as if 24 hours is not enough time for one day, but that's the life of a student nurse. If I can do it, anyone can! I wish you luck!

TashaLPN2006RN2012, ASN, RN

Specializes in Home Health, Podiatry, Neurology, Case Mgmt.

just wanted to say hi as i'm also a military wife (Army though) and i'm starting in Jan 06 for LPN. But i'm going while my dh is deployed becaue i'll be with my family and have tons of support. Plus i've wanted this for the past 5 years so it's about time i get my butt in gear and get it done! LOL! hugs, glad there are some other military wives on here, now i'll have someone to cry too when i want to cry about the deployment!

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