I had my son in March over spring break :LOL totally not planned but worked out great! I only missed that week and the next and my Professors were very understanding. It's strange how having a baby has affected my school performance- in a positive way. I actually made the Dean's List this semester which I have only done one other time!
I will have less time to focus on school now that he's here so I only hope I can do fairly well next semester...I'm trying to figure out where to pump on my 15 min. break since my there is no nursing/pumping room
Jen Mama of 2 precious boys (9) (6) and still in with my Matt after 12 years together.
Domestic Violence Children's Advocate and Counselor
I just finished my first year of a four year BScN program (RN, Bachelor of Science in Nursing).
Buttttttt, I switched to the RPN program for the fall. I automatically get placed in second year - and this time next year I will have graduated and be working.
Giving up a degree for diploma was a touch painful, but dh and I are hoping to TTC next spring, and I want to be done school by the time the baby comes - and have worked six months in order to get maternity leave.
Nice to meet everyone!
I am two classes away from an associate's in law enforcement. I will have another two years for my bachelor's degree. I was full-time for a year, but I am switching to part-time in the fall for awhile. I am a little burned out and we are pulling our crew from ps to homeschool them. I figured I would need some time to adjust. I will have class one night from 5:30 til 9.
I just took another clep yesterday and have one scheduled for 29 June. When I pass the next clep I'll be a sophomore :
Im thinking about going into the PA program but, if I have the overies, I may go to be a DO.
Time will tell.
In the meantime I have Bio and Chem in the fall, oy-vey.
Originally Posted by USAmma
Moving this. See this thread for more info
I should be done with my BSN by the first week in September. I am already a nurse, but wanted to get my 4 year degree.
Will probably start the Masters program Fall 06' *sigh*
momma to 8 yr old dd. Furmom to our menagerie: 2 , 1, 2 , 2 , and 1 silly rabbit.
I may switch to (go ahead and laugh) a BS in "Liberal Studies"
taken from The Tao of Pooh by Benjamin Hoff
check out my children's room in the library: Hampton Bays Public Library Children's Room http://hbaychildroom.blogspot.com/
well i signed up for classes just the other day. the semester starts on august 25th.
here is my schedule
mondays social psychology
tuesdays general pyschology, pre algebra
wednesday general pysch. lab and social pysch.
thursdays pre algebra and general pysch
fridays families in contemporary society.
holy smooley i am excited!
what of all of your classes? as you can tell i relied heavily on the recommendations of the school for what nursing students needed. thats why the pysch. and families in contemporary society (sociology class) and math.
otherwise i would be sticking to the women's history certificate but i felt as though i needed to be closer to getting into nursing school.
maya ramble on and on queen
Thursday is lab day. I have Bio lab in the AM and Chem lab in the afternoon.
Will enter as a junior. Can't wait. The professors there rock! Dh is a junior there now, majoring in Social Studies Education. He wants to teach middle school, I will teach secondary
Chat more later, off to zoo now...
I arranged it this way because dp and I will both be in full-time University and we wanted to have all of our classes in the mornings or at night at opposite times so that dd only needed to go to child care mornings four days per week instead of all day every day.
What are your children's child care arrangements? Do any of you also have student dp's/dh's? How do you work it out/finance it?
I'm glad we started this thread, encouragement and support will abound I'm sure!
BTW Leah, YOU CAN DO IT!!!!!!!!!!
Jodi -full time working wife to a SAH Papa; mama to my boys Breck (12/04), David (09/07), and Elliot (01/10); always remembering our loss, Jordyn Justine (09/06)
ian is older so i dont have day care issues, when he was younger and i was in school i did though. i asked friends to babysit, i brought him to class, i begged my mom to do it, i asked uncles, aunts, and former mil.
i dont know how i pay for it. i jsut do. i get financial aid and loans.
So far avoidance.
I am taking out my first stafford loan.
i think of it like this
well a loan is an investment in your future self.
this especially applies to single mama's but to all mama's really
if you get a college degree it means alot alot more money that a highschool diploma,
partnered mama's the what if's come to mind, all of them, what if some one died? what if your partner lost their job etc. etc.
i take out loans becasue i know a waitreess, my current job i make say 10,000 dollars a year. actually thats about 3x what i make but for arguments sake...
a nurse, two year RN national average is 56,000 dollars a year. i can do the math. i can buy a home, pay off my loans, and feed us on 56k. i cant on 10k.
that's why i am in school, that's why i take out loans.