I need advice and help, PLEASE..... - page 2
Hi, I am new to this board and I signed on to get some help! I hope I don't come off sounding dumb to all of you here... Since I was young I have been taking care of my Mother, she has... Read More
Sep 5, '02Hi Priya,
I really have little to add to the excellent info that has been given here.
I would also encourage you to look into attendant care programs but I would advise other posters that these programs typically have long waiting lists in this era of reduced funding to social programs.
Priya, nursing school is an intensive endeavour. Only you can decide if you can do it right now.
Certainly, you may find that, depending on your own schedule that you may be able to take 3 or 6 hours of pre-reqs at a time and then pursue full time study at a more fortuitous time. I would certainly encourage you to talk with local nursing programs. If you go to www.nursingprofession.com they have a database of all nln acredited nursing programs that is searchable by state. You'll be able to easily see what programs are close to you.
Few of us can comprehend how chronic illness in a family member can so profoundly impact the life path of others in the family. You live that. Still, you have the right to a future. Your mom may well be eligible, if she isn't already on it, for SSDI. If not, you should talk to the Social Security office in your community as other posters have said. Some of the support they may provide may free you up to pursue a life of your own.