Hi,starting school for RN advice anyone?

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Hi,starting school for RN advice anyone?
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Wed, 04-21-2010 - 11:38pm

Hi! I'm Meagan, Mom to Nathan 5 and Mackenzie who is almost 2.

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Thu, 04-22-2010 - 8:06am

Hi and welcome Meagan!

I'm also in Texas - Houston area (a transplant though, originally from CA)

My name is Michaelann and I'm our cl here. I was a stay at home mom for 10 years, went back to school 3 years ago at age 30 as a freshman at community college. I'm finishing my last semester there now and transferring to a university in the fall as a geology major - I have about 2-3 more years to go.

Its definitely a big change, I think its especially tough when your significant other isn't on board. I spend about 40-60 hours a week between classtime/homework as a full time student, so I NEED the 100% support of my dh or it just doesn't work. Mine is supportive, he's actually very proud of me for going back to school (jokingly would love it if I made enough money someday for HIM to retire LOL - but that won't happen!) He helps me study, listens to me gripe about school, quizzes me, proofreads my papers, encourages me, calls to ask how I did on tests or wish me luck, etc. So I know he cares, but even after 3 years he still has a hard time actually knowing HOW to help with the house and kids. And that is where I need the help the most because I just don't have time to do everything I did as a stay at home mom....because I am not one anymore even though it may LOOK like it.

My point is, life will be much easier the sooner you can get your dh fully on board. Otherwise it will paddling up stream in a current.













































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Thu, 04-22-2010 - 8:52am

2nd semseter nursing student here.

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Thu, 04-22-2010 - 9:31am

Welcome! Like the others said, keep working on DH to get him more on board. It will make your life so much easier when you can count on him to support you fully.


I'm in school FT and it's so helpful to know that DH is ok with running the kids around and making dinner when he needs to. We're getting tired of it but he's being a good sport & recognizing what it means to me. It's always hard to do school & kids but it can be done. You just have to be prepared to become a really, really good time manager. I don't go anywhere w/o my backpack. If I get somewhere early, I read in my car, etc.


Good luck & keep us posted!

Stephanie


Mom to DD15, DD9 & DS7

Stephanie


Mom to DD16, DD10 & DS8

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Thu, 04-22-2010 - 9:58pm

Hi, I am getting ready to start nursing school this fall. i have been taking pre-req's for the last year and half. I have only been taking night classes so far to still be home with my youngest (2) but will have to put him in daycare in August. I worry about being able to afford that too, since I'm not working at all. My husband makes too much money for me to qualify for any assistance or grants so we pay out of pocket for all of my schooling too. I know we will make it work and like you said it will be worth it in the long run.

Like everyone else has said it's going to be hard if your dh isn't on board 100%. Maybe he just needs more time to adjust, it is a big change for everyone. My husband has been really supportive, my problem is I'm a control freak and have a hard time with the way he does things sometimes (or lack of doing?) But, I'm learning to adjust and let things go, does it really matter if my house is clean or if all the clean clothes are in baskets unfolded?

It is a learning process but if it's what you really want, go for it!!! Good Luck :)

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Fri, 04-23-2010 - 8:47am

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Fri, 04-23-2010 - 3:15pm

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Mon, 04-26-2010 - 7:46am

I am an RN but I got my degree before I got married and had kids (right out of high school). However, when I went through my program, there were many, many women who already had families with young children (one had just had a baby the week before classes began!!). Some had supportive husbands, but there were also

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Tue, 04-27-2010 - 8:51pm

Hi!

Karen


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