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To be feeling a little disappointed with myself today?

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Hotpatootietimewarp Tue 24-Nov-15 14:58:40

Long story short I was at uni in 2012 studying for my bsc in adult nursing after doing an access to nursing corse at college for a year, passing all the essays and interviews. I was doing well at uni but during my 2nd placement of the 1st year (near the end) I found out I was expecting DS. We could only deduce that there had been some failure with the injection I was on as I was always there for my next one on time.

Anyway I came out of uni as DS was much wanted (I already had a DD) so I left uni and have always intended to go back but with family life taking over and it being such an intense course there wasn't any room to go back full time really.

Anyway today would have been my graduation day, I keep seeing the photos of my class mates in their gowns And I do feel a pang of disappointment and worry that I will never achieve this dream of mine.

I did take on a job as an auxiliary nurse within the NHS in an attempt to keep up my involvement so it would look better when I return but due to childcare issues I may need to give up this job and go into home caring.

AIBU do I need a grip? Can anyone who has done their degree or is a nurse tell me if I will need to repeat that year at college all over again to be able to complete my nursing? As I know you have to complete within 5 years or restart.

WhyCantIuseTheNameIWant Tue 24-Nov-15 15:24:19

I don't know about nursing as I couldn't be a nurse hats off to all the lovely nurses out there. You do a fantastic job, but I would ask the college to keep you up to date while you are off.

Can you spend an hour or two reading while ds sleeps most days?

You may be able to do a few weeks 'refresher' time, before continuing where you left off? Worth asking?

I think most colleges will try to help, where they can. Especially as there is a shortage of nurses!

Yes, you can be disappointed for not graduating, but you have your ds. And you can still graduate in the future.

Fugghetaboutit Tue 24-Nov-15 15:30:53

You will complete within 5 years though, won't you? It's normal to feel sad seeing the pictures but you have two lovely children and have the good option of not having to rush back to work just yet, but instead go back to studying when ready.

Hotpatootietimewarp Tue 24-Nov-15 15:39:07

I think because I didn't complete my first year (due to being very sick in early pregnancy) I'd have to repeat 1st year and the next intake is next August so I'd be outside of the completion time. As you say though I have plenty of time to do it and I try to keep telling myself that!

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