Is it possible? Yes. Is it easy? No.
Whatever route we decide to take in life is never going to be easy. Great things don’t come easy, and we all know it. But things become a little more challenging when there are kids involved. A mother would understand another mother because they have experienced similar situations.
I decided to go back to school after having my second child. He was less than 3 months old when I thought of giving it a chance. I had my mother visiting me, and so she would babysit my son, which made it a lot easier because I didn’t have to worry about him when I was in college. I started by taking one summer class to see if I can handle it. I went to class four days a week from 11 am to 2 pm, and I enjoyed every moment of it. I missed being in a classroom setting and learning. I did really well and ended up with an A in that class. That boosted my self-confidence and right after I found myself registering for the fall session.
I took two prerequisite classes for nursing, which were required for the application process. I did not want to overwhelm myself, and I did not register for other general education classes. My focus was to get into nursing school first, so I took Anatomy and Physiology 1 and Introduction to Chemistry. I took evening classes for the fall semester from 6 pm to 9 pm. I would take care of my children and finish up all the housework in the morning, and once my husband came home from work around 5:30 pm, I would leave for class. The schedule worked out well. I ended up getting A’s in both classes. That’s when I knew that I could do it!
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