Quote from SkanauxRN2009
I am a mother and wife also. I got A's in those classes. It is doable but you have to study alot, I found studying at night when everyone was sleeping helped, and also I would get up at 4 am and study before it was time for the rest of the gang to get up and ready. What is it your having a hard time with in the class? A and P I is alot of memorization. A and P II is somewhat easier. Micro is difficult but just requires alot of studying also. Maybe we can help you on something if your stuck. I wouldn't give up just yet. Try to finish the class and see how you feel afterwards.
I have to agree with the study times.
I am a mom of 2 girls 8 & 9, but no spouse to help on the days/nights I have them. I do not like to study seriously when they are awake I'll read something, or flip through my flash cards but nothing that really requires my full attention.
They go to bed at 830 and by 930 I'm studying my butt off. I usually study until about 1130 and then I also go to school an hour before my classes start. My girls are dropped off at school at 8am and i go to school then. I go to the library, and watch any extra credit movies, read any articles the professor has recommended etc.
I have spoken to my a/p instructor at length about how to succeed in this class, and her biggest piece of advice to me was to come to her BEFORE I got behind. If something is not sinking in, I will email her and say "I'm really stuck on this". I go to the learning center in our school for extra independent help, and tutoring.
We had our first lecture quiz, on which I scored a 77 with a class average of 68.5. At first I was bummed, then I learned almost everyone that scored higher than me, had already taken this class once, or had taken basic a/p. They were retaking it for any number of reasons, and being as it was on body position, and chemistry, well I dont feel so bad about my 77 score.
If you feel overwhelmed, sit down with your husband, has he always been "against" you going back to school? If he's really on your side, he'd be pulling more weight with the house and the kids if you want my honest opinion. Heck, my X and i are not even together, but we changed our entire custody agreement based on what days/nights I have classes etc. Even if we are no longer together, he is behind me 100% in my desire to become a nurse. Your husband needs to be behind you as well 100% and not just when it sounds good to say it. When push comes to shove, he needs to be there to 1st- push you back to your school, and to shove himself into picking up some of what he's accustomed to you doing.
Sorry if this sounds rude, but its tough enough to get through nursing school, to not have total support from your household, its going to be even tougher