Evening all, I'm going back to school after 17 years of being a mom and a truck driver. Motivation for it comes from my daughter, who has a neurologically degenerative disorder called Sanfilippo Syndrome (I'll let you google that). Not only am I hoping to be a better mother to her as her disease progresses, I want to help other kids in the hospital, and the parents too. I like to think that since I have been there WAY to often, it might be nice to help out a freaked out mom that has her child in the PICU, my eventual specialty of choice. Given that I am a mother and a wife first, and my daughters condition will severely progress over time, I'm going to attend Medtech here in Indianapolis. They are in candidacy status and and are on track to be accredited with the NLN by time I graduate. My question to you all is what can I expect as a nursing student? What will they let you do in clinicals? How do patients see nursing students? Any other tips and tricks you might be able to give me would be great!