Dear Nurse Beth,
I am about to start LVN school in about a month but I noticed I've been getting nervous about it because I will be working full time also, as I need to provide for my family. Is it normal? And is it doable?
What's doable for one person may not be doable for another. It depends on determination and aptitude.
If you have both, nothing can stop you.
The key is to keep your eye on the end goal. Once you have your LVN, you will be able to provide for your family and have steady employment.
Those who work during school have to be creative about finding time to study, and balancing all their responsibilities.
Have you checked to see if you qualify for a Pell grant, which doesn't have to be repaid? Can you work part-time?
It's normal to be nervous before starting school, and the best remedy for pre-school jitters is...starting school!
I wish you the best and keep us posted.
Author, "Your Last Nursing Class: How to Land Your First Nursing Job"...and your next!
I agree with much of the other information provided and have just one thought to ad.
I had just read another Nurse Beth response in which asking for help was mentioned. Well, as you pursue your education - and working, school, family responsibilities will be difficult, no doubt - ask for help. From friends, neighbors, relatives, the kids if old enough...
We nurses are frequently bad about asking for help. Child care, grocery shopping, running a few errands, help with household chores...instead of a Christmas gift, ask for a week of freezer meals, etc. We adults sometimes need a village, too.
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