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CRNA school with kids

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by Djmoulin Djmoulin (New) New Nurse Pre-Student

Djmoulin specializes in ICU.

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Hello:)

I'm a mom of 4, all under 5 years old.  My husband is overseas to Afghanistan for 2 months at a time.  Is the idea of CRNA school just crazy for me?  I have about 5 years of ICU experience.

 

Thanks!

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fourthtimesacharm has 5 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in SRNA.

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I think it depends on the support system you have, other than your husband. If you have people willing and able to help out, it's only a little crazy 🙂

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Defibn' has 6 years experience as a RN, EMT-P and specializes in SRNA.

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I'm going to be frank with you. It would be very, very hard if your husband is not home. The logistics just don't work out. You simply cannot miss class/clinicals unless it is a major emergency. 4 toddlers = a lot of sick days. You will need a lot of help from someone else to care for you kids. Now, if you husband is guaranteed to be home through the 3 years of the program, then it is doable; hard but doable. Your spouse has to know that you can't miss stuff in your program and that they will have to take off work anytime a kid is sick.  Also, there will be many evenings/weekends that you will spend studying. Depending on your program, you may have to be gone for weeks at a time at a clinical site. As long as everyone is on board you can make it work! I have two kids and have not started clinicals yet and it's already tough. Luckily, my spouse is all in.

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I have one child. I am a single parent with almost no support. It would be possible. You can email me if you want some details on what I did to personally make it possible for me to attend school. I received some discouragement, but now that I am approaching my graduation date I am very happy I attended early in my child's life. 

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SJones specializes in CCU.

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Could you please message me?? I’m trying to figure out how to do CRNA school with kids also

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