I have a 4 year old, a 2 1/2 year old, am 7 months pregnant, and partway through the intensive 12 month RN portion of a graduate entry program in nursing.
So, it can be done, with a lot of support and motivation.
Hi nursing student mamas!
I see that some of you are going back to school with a young baby at home. Great to see that! I have been wondering if I am crazy to consider it. I am finishing pre-reqs and planning to start a DPT program (doctoral physical therapy degree -- 3 years full-time) in Summer 2012 with a 14-month old...but then I've been thinking that maybe we should try for another baby before I start school (and delay starting until 2013). I've heard DPT school is grueling even without kids (it includes winter and summer semesters; students are discouraged from working)...also I'm already 31, so waiting till school is done is iffy too (I'd be 36 or 37 years old for my 2nd).
Any thoughts, mamas?
Adrienne (due in 5 weeks and taking this Spring semester off)