From your post, it seems that you are very MOTIVATED to do this. Considering that you have to juggle motherhood and other things around the home, PLUS going to school and going after what you want will definitely show the admissions committee (of the NA school you eventually will apply to) that you are indeed a dedicated learner. Oh, and not to mention your outstanding GPA of course.
Overall, what they want to see (and this comes from other's posts) is someone who can "finish" NA training and see it through from start to finish. As I remember from my recent NA school interview...when I asked the committee what they were looking for in a candidate, I was told in a very frank and absolute tone, "We are looking for someone who is willing to work hard and someone who is dedicated to learn. You can be a 4.0 average person, but if you don't have what it takes, then, this is NOT for you. We don't have time for whinners in this program."
One would think that this comment during an interview would only serve to deter applicants to their program, but it only made me choose their program amongst all the others, because I learn better in a strict and very structured manner (but that's just me
Take it one day at a time (sounds corney, I know
) . As you will find out (as I have found out...throughout my 8 + yrs of nursing) when you start out your nursing career - you will go through a journey. One that will eventually lead you to obtaining your goal someday. You will take classes, work in different units, meet soooo many interesting people, patients, co-workers, TAKE MORE CLASSES to improve your nursing skills...etc. THEN you'll look back and you'd be suprised that some years have passed by and you didn't even notice. By this time, you'd be ready to apply to NA school. THIS IS THE JOURNEY that I am talking about. Your life as a nurse. Enjoy it. Don't rush into things. It will eventually all happen for you. :hatparty:
Gosh, that was a long pep talk.