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    Default Calling on Anyone who has applied for Nursing/Midwifery 2012

    Hi there,
    I have been lurking on here for about 18 months now. Waiting for the day I could officially join the other aspiring midwives and Nurses. However for some reason it is pretty quiet in here for this time of year. I am wondering if there might be another forum everyone has gone to. Anyway. I am 34 years old and I have four children. I have applied for the double degree in Midwifery and Nursing. I have my second choice as Nursing which is realistically more likely. Is there anyone out there who has applied for next year. What are your thoughts and feelings? I am excited and want to share.

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    HI there,
    I am doing my diploma of nursing online this year and i have applied to do Bachelor of Midwifery for next year. I wont be finished my nursing course by then but decided i would apply as i know it can take a few trys. If i get in i probably will defer as my youngest is still too little for me to send to daycare... well he probably isnt but i really dont want to Not sure how i would cope with the full time load though as i am only doing part time now and it is really full on with my 4 kids but worth it so far.
    Good luck with getting in.

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    It is nice to know there is someone out there. Thanks for replying. My four kids are older. 15, 13, 10 and 6. So hopefully that will help. Good luck with getting in to Midwifery. At least once you have it you can defer.
    I hope I get in to my first choice, but if not I am sure that after no study since school I will find it full on anyway. I cannot wait to start learning. How did you find physiology and anatomy?

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    Hey.
    We do have a facebook group that we talk in occasionally - but its quite slow this time of year. Most of the current students are very stressed out at present (i'm 'improving my medical knowledge' by watching house ).

    Good luck. You'll do fine! its scary, but just do your work, do the readings, and everything will be ok and good luck getting in!!

    [btw, i'm half way through, so not just starting - figured you'd be ok with me butting in anyway ]

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    Butt Away and anyone else if you want to My friend is doing the double degree this year. I barely get to talk to her because she is so busy. It is good having someone who is a step ahead of me though. (Hopefully I will only be a step behind anyhow)

    Any excuse to watch 'House'. I love it.

    I have started brushing up on my p&a and am reading introduction to health. (very boring mostly) Hopefully some of it sinks in.

    Thanks for the reply Gandalf, As I said to Tired Mummy, I am just excited and want to share. Which course are you doing Gandalf? Are you enjoying it? Is it harder than you thought or busier? Hope you don't mind me asking. Any tips or advice is most welcome. Thanks

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    Hi. I've applied for CDU external nursing 2012. Not sure if I'll get in. Fingers crossed. The thought of not getting in makes me feel upset, but the thought of actually getting in makes me feel terrified. I'm a chicken. It's a big step. Would have prefered to do diploma first but can't afford it.
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    I've applied for nursing - they didn't offer the double degree up here this year - will do part-time for a couple of years tho. My baby isn't 1 yet and it's 18 years since I did any study. How scary is that? I finished before this lot were even born!!

    Anyway, fingers crossed I get in.

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    It is funny Summerly. I feel the same. I have wanted to apply for a few years now though. I think I have reached the point where even though it is scary changing my life so much. If I don't just do it then I am stuck in Limbo.

    Bazzas Mum. I have not studied since I was 18. Which is 16 years now. It feels like a life time. I was so young then.

    Good luck to you both. And me too.

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    Hey girls I hope you don't mind me crashing , I just thought I'd subscribe because I'd love to do midwifery but don't know where to start. I finished schooling 14 years ago and have worked in my field (just left as a manager of a disability service) ever since till I had my son march this year. I'm not planning on heading back to the workforce for some years to come but would love to study for a future career.

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    I started the diploma of nursing this year when my youngest was 6 months. It has been hard at times and i was terrified to begin with and i still have my freak out moments of it all being to much but it is so worth it. I have almost finished my first semester and i am off to the gold coast on sunday to start my first residential school, which i am very excited but nervous about. I'm a bit stressed as we have our a&p exam and its a lot to remember and take in but I finally feel like i am doing something for myself. I finished year 11 in 1998 and hadn't done any study since then so i know how you all feel about not studying for a long time. But once you get into it and get into a routine of how to work around kids/work/study and the housework it is really good.


 

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