Quote from miranda819
Miranda and I'm new here! Nice to meet all of you! I'm currently working on my prerequisites for nursing school. My goal is to graduate with a BSN and pass the NCLEX to become a RN! All this while being a wife and mother! Sounds like a busy life, right? I thrive in chaos!
I welcome any and all advice!
Welcome. My first postings, too.
From the fall of 2002 to December of 2004 I worked full-time, had 2 kids and a husband, and took 2-3 courses every semester to get my BSN through an online program at Slippery Rock Univ. I was fortunate in that I already had a BA, so between that and my nursing credits I only needed to take 36 credits for the BSN. It isn't easy, it's a real juggle, but if I did it, you can! The worst semester for me was when I took 3 classes (nursing research and 2 case management classes), was the DON of a personal care home with a LOT of sick people, faced our state inspection, and had my father pass away suddenly. I spent much of the semester apologizing and catching up.
My advice is to take only 1 or 2 classes a semester to start, to see how you can handle it, as well as getting adjusted to school. My very intelligent husband is just starting his MBA and is having some trouble adjusting to the demands of school after so many years in the work force. Start slow, adjust, and plan your semesters. If you know you're going to have a lot of family or work events, take easier classes or fewer classes.
It is very worth it in the end. I love having my two Bachelor's diplomas on the wall, right above my nursing diploma.