Hello all I am writing this thread for some advice. A brief history; married, father of 3 kids ages now 8,6,2, wife stay at home mom now but will pick up part time work during school. Taking msn courses now, clinical starts in 2014. First dillema, cannot get student loans because of a loan that is currently in default from BSN course, so doing overtime to pay for each class as I go. Can anyone tell me how much debt they incurred for their program. I also plan on joining the navy reserves when my clinical starts, but do not owe them time until after graduation. My general question is I have an idea of what a CRNA makes as a new grad (115,000-150,00) please correct me if I am wrong, but my question is with a mortgage, student loans and other fixed family expenses, what is the average amount of repayment on your graduate loans, and is there money left over. I am not materialistic, nor do I plan on becoming. I have a modest mortgage, and 2 not to fancy cars and some credit card debt. I know it sounds great to make two times your nursing salary, but my wife is having a hard time seeing the positive in this 4.5 yr journey. Also would like to hear from people that went through any program with kids. Was there ample amount of time with family? Did anyone ever get divorced because of the committment required, please be honest because my wife is very supportive, but sometimes she has days were acting like a single mother is a lot to go through?
If anyone can give an updated "day in the life" it would also be greatly appreciated. I have previous day in the life post and found them to be very informative. Finally, is there a online support group for spouses of SRNA's, if so please post? Thank you everyone for any response, all are greatly appreciated.