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'Is it possible to study adult nursing with a three month old baby?'

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I'm in my first year and have two children aged 2 and 5. It's hard I won't lie to you, but it can be done. You just have to be organised and plan ahead as far as possible. The difficult part for me is that the timetable changes every week, some weeks I'm only in uni a couple of days, others I'm in full-time. Also the nature of the wards is that you won't work the same days every week. As a result I've had to pay for full-time childcare as there's some weeks I need it and I don't want to lose my children's place. You should get some help with childcare costs through the bursary, unfortunately it only covers around 30% of my childcare costs. You get more help with childcare if you're a single parent, but my partner earns over the threshold for us to get more. I work part-time on the nursing bank as a HCA so we can get by, otherwise I wouldn't be able to cope financially. Even though it's hard juggling everything it's completely worth it and I'm so glad I went into nursing. Good luck!

Posted date

8 September, 2016

Posted time

11:01 pm

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