Originally posted by Robin61970
Hubby says go for RN and don't worry......he states taht he will work 2 jobs if need be so that I can go to school and not work......that is not fair to him though and I don't want to make things harder on him.....
I read your post earlier today, but I didn't know how to answer. I'm a man, and my wife has kept us rolling for the past two years while I've been going to school. I don't see anything wrong with your husband working some overtime to let you go to school, if that's what he says he can do. My wife works third shift five days a week, while I study A&P, Chemistry, PSYCH, the list goes on... You'll have your hands full with your "job", so what's the difference? You're both working toward the same goals aren't you? My family has learned to live a little lean at times to get me through school, but we always have plenty. You just have to figure how to cut a few corners. Is there some luxuries that you could cut out of your lifestyle, like a $60.00 a month cable bill, that vacation trip that I haven't taken in several years, or other unnessary items, I don't know. Everyone here including myself has had to make a lot of sacrifices to go back to school, especially us older students. Not many students here are still living at Momma and daddy's house, because we are the mommies and daddys. I don't know if you believe in the power of prayer, but it has brought me a long way in my success as a student. Put your faith in the Lord, and pray about this matter. Ask God to reveal things to you. If you seek Him with an open heart, He will help you with your questions. You are the only one who can know whether you can pull this off or not. We can give you our opinions and advice, but you have to make the decision. If you decide that you can't afford to take a full course load right now, knock out a few at a time like I've had to. It has taken me and many others several years to just get ready to go into nursing school. I start ADN school in the fall, and I'm not sure where all my funds are going to come from yet. The Lord has brought me this far, and He won't forsake me now. As for the LPN idea, I thought about that myself. I've decided to go straight into the two year program and keep digging. It's so hard to get into the ADN program where I live, and I was very well blessed to get in on the first try. If your husband wants you to start RN training, GO FOR IT. Just continue to let him know how much you appreciate his help, and cook him something good to eat for supper. The rewards will come in a few years, and your entire family will benefit greatly for your efforts. Who knows, maybe your husband will decide to go back to school when you finisn, then you can carry him for a while
My wife plans to go to school when I finish, and I'll be able to help her with her studies. Sorry to be so wordy guys. Good luck. PEACE. Darby