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!