Well, I called the tech school today, and they are sending me information about the LPN program, but I'm kind of bummed, because they said it's only a full-time program that runs M-F 8am-3:45pm. Right now, I can't swing that, because I have an 18 month old at home, and I also babysit my 2 nieces during the weekdays. I was really hoping they offered part-time schooling with night classes.
Unfortunately, we can't afford daycare right now either. So it looks like I'm going to have to wait until my little one starts Kindergarten (in 3+ yrs) before I can pursue schooling.
Until then, I plan to read as much about nursing as I possibly can. Any recommendations on some good books?
I can't believe how much I want this. It almost feels like a passion. I am determined to make this happen... someday.
Another question too. Some have suggested that I just go for my RN instead, and do my pre-req's now. Well, this is embarrassing, but I didn't exactly have the best grades when I was in high school (almost 15 yrs ago). And then I went to a cc for about a year, majoring in early childhood educ., but more because I felt pushed to do so by others, and not because I felt like it was something that I wanted. it... so I really didn't try hard, and ended up dropping out with not so good grades. So I'm afraid, if I go to a school to apply for nursing, that they'll look at me (and my not so great schooling history) and I wont have a chance.
I can now see and feel the difference from when I was 19 and went to school to study education, and now at age 32, wanting to go to become a nurse. The difference is... the whole time I was studying to be a teacher, I really couldn't see myself as a teacher.... but I can
see myself as a nurse.
It's only taken me, 32 yrs to figure out what I really want to be. LOL.