Any mom Nurses or in school to become a nurse?

Tamarra - posted on 11/12/2010 ( 14 moms have responded )

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I am a single mom to the 18mo old love of my life. My current job does not offer much advancement and in general is not a place i want to be much longer. I have been contemplating going on for my nursing degree but want to know is the market for NEW nurses with no job experience really out there? And I also would like to get an idea of how hard classes might be. I am 36 yrs old and living with parents so i have support. I appreciate any information. Thanks in advance.

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Tah - posted on 11/15/2010

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I am a LPN and in school working towards my RN..Sitting here filling out my applications for RN schools as we speak. I make good money as a LPN so i don't have to rush. I will eventually be an NP so i have to make sure that all my classes transfer to wherever i decide to attend or get accepted into. Nursing school is hard to get into, but they also have programs that are quick. I don't really recommend them because you can't possibly learn what you need to learn in 5 week increments and the credits usually don't transfer for those schools. The classes will be intense.

You will need sciences
chemistry
biology
anatomy and physiology I
anatomy and physiology II
microbiology

then you will have other classes to take:
psychology(at least one, maybe 3)
ethics
public speaking
etc..check with your local schools and they will have a program that tells you specifics..happy hunting

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Fai - posted on 04/10/2012

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Hi Tamara!

I just found your post, so probably my answer is way late. I am a registered nurse and a nursing professor in Delaware. There is tons of room for advancement in this field and it's very rewarding as well.

My advice is go for BSN programs since the new entry level is BSN. Hope to hear from you soon!

Tierah Marie♥ - posted on 11/30/2010

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im currently taken online classes then im gonna apply to chesepeak college to further my study in nursing!

Janie - posted on 11/27/2010

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I work in a hospital right now I have been with my company for ten years and there is always a demand for nurses. The only hard thing about nursing is that once you complete your prerequisite for nursing getting into the program is the hard part. Inorder to start the nursing program they want you to have a certain GPA level.

Carolyn - posted on 11/22/2010

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I'm a mom of a 3 and 4 year old, my husband is in school full time and i LOVE my job. I'm working in an ICU as a charge nurse. We have several nursing schools in the area and our hospital has lots of students. Sometimes it's been hard for new grads to get jobs. But it's a great career. I'm also started working as a Scentsy consultant on the side for fun. The longer I've been doing Scentsy the more I realize how much potential I have and I might end up quitting my nursing job (which pays really well) once I start making more with Scentsy than I do with nursing. And then I can stay at home with my kids and provide for my family the way I've always wanted to. Please feel free to email me if you have any questions....My new passion is helping other moms obtain what they want with this amazing opportunity :) Let me know! cmcrews23@gmail.com https://HartleScents.scentsy.us

Tah - posted on 11/20/2010

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@Tamarra...I was a medical assistant from 19 until 4 years ago when i finished Nursing school, you can do alot with that also. That knowledge really helped me with Nursing school and then Medical terminolgy classes at college also, so you can do it.

@Lyssa- is an AIN a CNA...lol..where are from because i heard someone call it that before but i thought it was like canada or something.

also every step lets you know your a little closer and makes you feel like your closer to your goal...

Lyssa-Brooke - posted on 11/17/2010

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Hey, I'm a mum of a 3 yr old and I'm working as an Assisant in Nursing (AIN) and studying for my Diploma in Nursing (EEN) I''ll then go on to do my Bachelor of Nursing (RN).

This is the best pathway for mums... i believe. Have you thought about starting out in an aged care faciltiy? I lot of aged care facilities will take you on with little experience, and will even put you through your cert 3 (AIN).

The AIN course is done through TAFE and is only 6 months. With that certificate under ur belt, it is EASY to get a job in an aged care facitlity.

Then you can go on to do ur EEN's at TAFE or skip that if youlike and do your RN's at uni. Then you can move onto the hospitals with either of those, if thats where your thinking of going.

Nursing is so rewarding and i don't even think of it as a job. My son says to me "mummy you going to work? You going to help the old people?"He loves it. He's always playing doctors LOL.

Contact your local TAFE or Uni and get some info. Taking the little steps up the Nursing ladder is easy.

Good luck, let me know how you go :)

Tamarra - posted on 11/17/2010

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Thanks for the encouragement and information. I just kick myself for not starting earlier. I could be done instead of just have more years under my belt as a medical assistant and unhappy. I will look into my local school. If it is meant to be I will make it through.

Sarah - posted on 11/17/2010

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Thanks everyone! I have been researching and debating because my local cc has a nursing program (either LPN or ADN) and the waiting list is about 3 years! But going to another school or getting CNA or LPN to start and then going into the longer program... starting my school searching- we will see!
Thanks so much for all the input!

Cyndy - posted on 11/16/2010

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I went to nursing school when I was in my 40s. Honey if I can do it anyone can. I had 4 kids and no support from my ex who would pick me up at school, pick the kids up at my moms drop us off and go to the bar. Im sure with the support you have you will do great.

Rachel - posted on 11/16/2010

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I am not in nursing school but my husband is! There is definitely high demand for nurses, and good pay, but nursing school is tough. It's a lot of work, hard classes, and will take a few years. My husband would not be able to work and go to school at the same time. Just too much. So, I am the only one working while he is in school. It's hard, but it will be worth it in the long run.

Kristina - posted on 11/15/2010

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The job market is always there for nursing, there's alot of different avenues once you have your RN. Just depends on where you are. The biggest problem is getting into a nursing school! Deff. go up to your local college and talk to an advisor, it's different state to state. At my local community college, they only have about 50 openings to the program per yr. and had 900 apply. So good luck, it's hard work but it pays off in the long run. Oh, and you could always get your nursing assistant lic. for now, its only about 3-4 month course and you can make pretty good money. I work as a hospice aide, it averages around $12/hr.

Sarah - posted on 11/13/2010

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I am not sure about the job market but from what I hear healthcare and nursing are in demand.
I am also interested in getting into the medical field, probably nursing so if anyone has any more information or good ideas on getting started in the field it would be great to know.

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