Wow! What an encouraging thread! :) I have a 5 year old (almost 6 in Sept) and an 18 month old, both girls. I'll be starting my nursing pre-reqs (again) in the fall! I attempted once before when I was 17, after I had my oldest daughter. Obviously, maturity level alone...I just wasn't ready, not to even mention that she has chronic neutropenia and a pancreas enzyme deficiency and we spent A LOT of time in and out of hospitals, and the outpatient cancer clinic was practically our second home.
However, 5 years later, I am sad I wasn't this motivated before! I think about this day and night. I've dreamed my entire life of being a nurse and finally pursuing this is worth every struggle I KNOW is to come.
My sister is an LPN and she told me about a girl in her class. She found out she was pregnant about 2 months into the program, went without missing her entire pregnancy, had her baby by c-section on friday and was back to school on monday... all with 2 other children at home under 5.
If SHE can do it..... WE CAN!