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How do parents cope with the reality of a nursing course?

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I'm a 1st year student nurse & also a parent. I too was worried about the long hours but am surprised to find I have coped with the academic side ok & now in my 4th week of my first placement. Many of my course mates also have kids & I would say you just have to be organised. I am a mature student and was very nervous about going back to uni but have no regrets - my motivation is still high and am loving my first experience on the wards. Exhausted at the end of a shift but happy to be on the path to my nursing career. It's working out about 3 long days a week - uni was 4 days & never finished later than 3.30. Start essays early - I have 3 for my 1st year. It's not easy but you do get some free time. I too read lots of blogs before starting but have been pleasantly surprised with it all so far. Good luck!

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28 August, 2014

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11:46 am

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