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How could I manage a nursing career, going to school, and also trying to have a family in the future?

Asked Thorp, Wisconsin

I'm asking this question because I'm currently planning on attending NTC in Medford, Wisconsin to complete my generals. I will also be living at home for my first year of college to save money, then move out and attend UW Eau Claire for the remainder of my college years. I plan to have a nursing career started before I graduate, or something in the medical field that I can build up to a nursing career, and have started a family after i turn 22. #registered-nurses #women

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Maria’s Answer


Hi Amber!

I can relate to your question 100%. I was working full time, married and had a 2 year old when I decided to go back to school to get my MBA. It was a 2 year accelerated program and within that time I was pregnant with my 2nd child and again, still working full time. How did I do it? How can you do it? With a lot of support from your home network. My husband and family were super supportive, they took care of my 2 year old in the evenings when I was in class. I made sure I was dedicated to leaving work when I needed to in order to make it to class on time in the evenings. Was it easy, no. It was a very busy and stressful 2 years, however, I stayed focused on what was my end goal and leveraged whatever help I was able to get in order to complete it. I ended up finishing my MBA in 2 1/2 years, at that point my son was 4 and my youngest was 6 months old.