To train as a nurse with two children and practically no family support? I have a brilliant DH, but he works full time. I'm a sahm with one dc (nearly 3yo) and another on the way (due January). I'm not thinking of starting immediately, but maybe when the little one starts nursery, maybe starting as a care assistant or nursing assistant to begin with (depending on what training I would need).
Funding wouldnt be easy either, but I think we could find the money.
For me I think it would be a childcare issue when you were in placement. It's quite a few years since I was a student nurse, but I remember it being a bit of a lottery as to how relaxed your mentor could be about your shifts. In theory you should spend at least 50% of your time with your mentor whilst on placement, so you would have to arrange childcare around night shift, weekends, evenings. Personally as a mentor I'd be pretty understanding and let you self roster the rest. Unfortunately many of my colleagues aren't like this.
With planning,and being realistic yes it’s achievable.you'd need to factor in E and L shifts. I’d suggest expan£ your social circle to include mums at nursery who can sometimes offer play dates, pick up/drop off
Factor in the Shifts Finances when training Travel to uni and placement
Can you get a job as bank hca or care assistant get experience?
I’m doing my training now. My husband is a Nursing assistant so he works shifts too.
We don’t have family local to help so with lots of planning and the odd over reaction we manage to get my placement done and uni work whilst he works. I won’t fib. It’s not always easy. The amount of ready can be hard work.
The best way to do it is when kids are sleeping or playing. Currently my son aged nearly 3 is on the phone playing games. And cartoons are on in the background.