Nursing student W/ Kids, is this possible?

  1. I will be starting the LPN program in August and have some children, all under the age of 12. I should be able to maintain this, Yes? If anyone has any advice for me, that would be great. I'm excited and at the same time scared to death. But am strong willed and ready to go. Bobbye
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  3. by   RPN_2006
    Hi There!

    Just to let you know this CAN be done. I have three boys all 12 and under. I went back to highschool at 29 years old and at 31, I have just fishished my first year of nursing school. On top of that I work 24 hours of midnight shifts every weekend and I am a single parent. I have straight A's, not bragging but it can be done.

    Here is the downside. You will be miserably tired ALL the time. You will have free time again (and that means for you and your kids) after you graduate. Your kids will sacrifice against their will to accomodate your busy life;they will mature faster.

    The up side you say? Building your own stability in life; A sense of ownership for your future; A roll model of hard work, success and determination your children will admire, respect and or not they are able to show it just yet.

    I encourage you be steadfast and confident in aquiring your dreams.
    All the very best of luck to you and your family.