Quote from HappyNurse2005
no, its not. its up to you. don't let them screw you over-they might try. when is your due date, and when is your proposed graduation date?
i was pregnant in my last year of RN program. Started that year in august, about 1 month pg, had the baby in mid april, 1 month to the day before graduating. I did everything i had to do, never asked for special favors.
I was also blessed with a supportive family and a healthy pregnancy.
good luck, it can be done
This is so true, if you are maintainging standards, you're school has absolultely no right to kick you out than they do any one else, that's discrimination. That decision is not up to them, it's up to you. There is one woman in my class now about 5 months pregnant and she will have her birth induced over our winter break and another has been pregnant the whole program and gave birth earlier this week. She took this week off and will be back on Monday. A plan is definitely needed, but it can be done and please let no one tell you it can't be.
Your school should have an attendance policy of how many days you can make up or miss without being placed on probation or being kicked out. We're allowed to make up a certain amount of clinical hours each term. Maybe look at your schedule and see if your due date coincides with a break or near a break and if you don't give birth by a certain date you could be induced. Just an idea!! Congrats on the baby! Good luck in school.
I know it's not the same as being pregnant, but a woman in my class has nine children, 12 years and under all living at home. It's been said before, where there is a will, ther's a way!