Nursing is a profession that has gained a lot of popularity recently. We all hear of people going to college and taking up a nursing course. This is because of the high demand of nurses in our country. A lot of institutions, not only hospitals, employ nurses. Nursing homes, companies, schools and private individuals do too.
The main reason why a lot of people are becoming nurses is because it is a great job that pays very well and has a flexible schedule. This sounds ideal for single mothers, doesn’t it? It is. A lot of single mothers’ are nurses.
Now you probably have entertained the idea of getting into this career but the fact that you will have to go back to school has scared you away. You are already raising a child or children and you could hardly manage your life the way it is.
Let me tell you that the idea of working hard shouldn’t scare you away. It will only be temporary. Once you have earned your degree in nursing, trust me you will feel very much rewarded. Aside from your current hectic schedule, money is another problem.
You can hardly make ends meet and to have to pay for your tuition is unimaginable. Let me tell you again that this shouldn’t hurdle your dream. There are several nursing programs in the country that will help you go through all this.
I am not just referring to any nursing program but one that caters to single parents just like you. There are several universities and schools that are more than willing to help and support you.
They have a very strong support system that will make your schooling much easier.
Some of them even have a housing program. This is a place where single mothers’ live together in order to help each other. Yes, you will be living under one roof with fellow single mothers who are studying nursing. If you have to go to school, you won’t have to worry about day care since you will all alternately take care of each others’ child.
These schools will also offer you moral support. It will come with counseling sessions, through mentors and classes that will teach you how to become an even better mother. You really don’t have to go through all the hardships all by yourself. These classes and mentors will teach you parenting skills as well as managing your life entirely.
Requirements for admissions to these schools vary from each other. Make sure to check them all out or even better, apply to the ones that you like. Admissions usually include an interview with the Dean and some academic requirements.
Your child must also be between the ages 5 and 10 for you to be considered. Again, these requirements may not apply to all of the universities with nursing programs for single mothers. Take the time to check them out, it just might be the one to make your future m uch brighter.
After all these, you will definitely get out of university not only with a degree in nursing but armed with life skills too.