Quote from careerdejour
I finish school in may. My children are 8 and 6. They were homeschooled until this current school year. I went into nursing for the flexibility so I can pull the children back home.
Now as I look for work, it's appearing that the first year of a graduate nurse's life comes close to slavery with regard to schedule, hospital contracts e.t.c.
Should I wait another school year to bring them home?
I know I can go perdiem after at least one year.
Please advise if you have any insight.
I homeschool two. I could not do this myself, except I am perdiem. Meaning I only work a max of 2 nights a week. You can't do it all, well, if you try too much.And like said, remember, you have to SLEEP sometime. Plan ahead when you will sleep, when you will school, or if your s/o will be able to help out. Homeschooling is great cause it is flexible----you CAN homeschool at "non-traditional" times, like evenings, afternoons, weekends. We have a curriculum we use, and have marked the times we aim for each module to be complete. If we "slip" off the schedule for some reason, there are always ways to make it up later on, if you don't get too far behind.
Good luck. Also what one poster said about finding support is true.....in your case, especially, it will be essential. The first year out of school can be absolutely brutal.