Single mom in nursing school... - page 4

Just curious if there are any single mothers going through nursing school willing to give me tips and advice?? I will be starting NS in January14 and I am finding myself a little scared and nervous... Read More

  1. by   TipRizzo
    Hey girlie:

    Sounds like we are in the same boat. I see you wrote this post some time ago and your program should have started by now. How is it going?? I am eager to hear how things are working out for you! Good luck!
  2. by   TipRizzo
    Quote from klwinkleman
    I am a single mother (separated) of 2, a 10 year old and a 20 month old. I am starting my prerequisites this summer, I only have 4 to take so it shouldn't take me that long. I hope to apply to an RN program next year. I am worried as I am the bread winner and work 40+ hours a week now. How are you able to maintain a home (rent), utilities, food, childcare, go to school, and still work at least part time? The programs I have found are evening weekend options so that will give me the flexibility to work during the day but still...not 40 hours a week. I didn't know that you could use financial aid for living expenses if you didn't live on campus. Please tell me more. Thank you :-)
    Good luck to everyone!!!!

    Good Luck!!
  3. by   TipRizzo
    Ugh… I know all about the dads who won't do anything more than what is "court ordered". Its OK. It will only make us stronger in the end!!
  4. by   FutureNurseK
    Reading this makes me feel as though if you can do it so can i...I'm a single mother as well
  5. by   cnoto34
    That's the attitude !!!
  6. by   TipRizzo
    That's Right, Girls!!! We Got This!!!


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  7. by   shauntil07
    I am also very nervous about going into nursing school next year. I am a single mother of 1 child, I am taking 5 courses this semester and I will be applying for the Spring 2016 El centro college ADN nursing program in July. I am kinda nervous about the challenges I will face when that time comes but I hope that my family will be the support I need them to be during that time. Single mothers and nursing we can do it!!!!
  8. by   windsurfer8
    I did an ABSN program and there were a couple single mothers in there. I have NO idea how they did it, but they did. I am a single dude with no kids and I had to study non stop..so I would say I was super impressed. I would say it maybe it like the lioness..you will do anything to take care of your children...no sleep...no free time..nothing but getting the job done. It is my only reason how, because they did it. 21 hours a semester of nursing and single mom. Defines hardcore if you ask me.
  9. by   HB187
    I know this post is older, but I'm needing some advice...my husband and I are splitting up, it was a toxic, abusive, manipulative relationship. I have 3 children and am starting nursing school hopefully in August (awaiting acceptance letters). Anyways. I want some insight on how to make and how you guys made it on your own with kids. I'm sure you all have graduated by now. I just need some reassurance that I can make it with 3 kids on my own and no family to help me out, as my parents both have already passed. Please tell me there is hope.
  10. by   Kishamar
    Hello I am a single mother to a one year old and I start nursing school in August. I am beyond scared of failing. I am leaving California for Arizona for school and my support isn't as strong. Any words of encouragement?
  11. by   Kishamar
    Thank you for your words of encouragement. I really needed them. I'm scared to death about starting nursing school and being a single mom but like you said if God brought us to nursing school he will bring us through nursing school. I'm going to screen shoot your message and use it as my screen saver. Thank you so much I need to read that.

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