I just found this board and it is just what I was looking for. I think. I am a 27 year old SAHM. I have 4 dc and will be going back to school in the fall. I was in an RN program before when I was 19, but did not complete it due to a divorce amongst other problems. I later went on to become a medical assistant so I do have some medical background. For the past 4 years though I have been a SAHM. I have a 2 month old baby girl and 3 boys. I am really nervous about making this transition back to a full time student. I had an excellent GPA last time I was in school with a 3.92 getting into the RN program I was in, but I am afraid that I will have forgotten so much. I am also nervous about how much credits they will transfer. They are pretty old now and from another state. Do you think I will have to retake everything? I know I will have to retake the actual RN classes, but I really don't want to have to take A&P again or any of the other general ed classes. Anyone else here gone from SAHM to full time student? Any tips on making the transition? Any tips on going to school with a baby and young children?
Jun 9, '01
First let me say congratulations on taking that big leap back into school. I was a SAHM for almost 5 yrs. when I decided to go back to school. Believe me...it is do-able. The school I went to took all my general ed credits and they were 10 yrs. old! They didn't take the science requirements though...they have a 5 yr. time limit at my school.
As for your kids & your GPA...look at the things that are most important...a 3.0 vs. a 3.92 might have to do if it means spending some time with your kids. My husband is in the Navy and he's never home, so I really have to give them the extra attention while he's away...like taking them to the park to play the day before final exams (it was probably very therapeutic for me!!!) And when I reflect upon it now, I think I am 10 times a better student now than I was 10 years ago!