Advices about becoming RN & putting your kids at daycare?

Melissa - posted on 03/01/2009 ( 5 moms have responded )

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I'm 20 yrs and I'll be returning to college this fall of 09'. I want to major in Nursing to be RN (regsitered nurse). I want to be prepared for going to school and I want to know WHAT WILL I LEARN and all. Also, my son will be 1 in July and I have no idea about daycare on these days cause there are many pros and cons. Please help me! thanks!

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Melissa - posted on 03/04/2009

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I am so sorry for returning your messages since my little one was sick for days and now he has gotten better! Thank you for feedback and now I can see where is this going. I appericate your time and it means so much to me! :)

Rebekah - posted on 03/04/2009

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I think what you are doing is awesome. Never give up on your dreams, and daycare can be just fine for your little one if you research the right one. We have something called Kindercare here in PA which is a daycare/ educational place for little ones. Just remember when you are in school to still carve out alone time for your precious little one as that is the most important job you have. Good luck in your studies and thanks for dedicating yourself to nursing , while I'm not a nurse I have a lot of respect for nurses and the job they do. You are still a good mommy even if your child is in daycare. :D

Heather - posted on 03/03/2009

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If you have to do it, you have to do it! But daycares are tricky!!!!! Make sure you tour the daycare if it's a center and interview some teachers/staff and also parents to know how it works and if they like it. It so important to feel comfortable with where your leaving your child for the most of the day! Also, if your thinking of in home care ask for references to call to back up the provider and other parents to talk to and inspect/tour the home and play areas.

I have worked in center daycares for years and now I run a an in home one so I can be home with my children. In my opion a lisenced or registred in home daycare is the way to go.

Good Luck!!

Melinda - posted on 03/02/2009

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I was in school with my oldest, and have worked as an RN thru all my kids infancy and young years. Most the time it was okay. I do feel like I missed alot. However, if you have to work being an RN allows flexibilty, and the 12 hour shifts allow you to be home 4 days a week if you work full time. I really couldn't have handled the daycare issue without the support of my husband. He would help out so the kids weren't in daycare for the full 12 hours. That made me feel better.

After working for 10 years; I no longer work outside my home, my kids are all school age; I found that I was missing too many BB games, and dance lesson. This is my choice.

Sorry for the rambling. Really if you want to go to school, being an RN is a good career, that if very fesible with kids.



Have a great day.

Melinda

Britany - posted on 03/01/2009

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I graduated with my BSN in May of '07 and worked as an RN for about a year before having my daughter. There were lots of moms in my class.  Some had very young children and amazed me at how they balanced school and home. But they showed me it can be done. In my program we typically had class on Monday and Wednesday and clinicals on tuesday and thursday so we had Fridays off. It can definitely be done and you can do it. You will learn more than you can imagine but it is very worth it do be doing something you love and making such a difference through your job. Let me know if you have any specific questions about anything. I am a labor and delivery nurse so that's definitely what I know the most about!

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