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    Default Diploma in Nursing - Gold Coast

    Hi all,
    I'm thinking about starting a diploma in nursing part time through tafe in the September intake, just wandering if there are many mummas on here doing it currently? Or thinking of doing it?? If so how are you coping? Juggling having a baby? (My daughter is 10 months old) running of the house, husband, placement, finding care for those periods? Etc? I've not studied since school 10 years ago so I'm so worried about failing :-( and since having bub my brain is mush?


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    Alrighty... Looks like I'm on my own.. Lol.

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    hello claire no your not the only one who is studying iam studying with GCIT EEN i started last year although i have not children but i do work fulltime this course is very fast and hard you can not get behind all you will never catch up and i better to do the course parttime then fulltime good luck jojo

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    Have you considered doing the bachelor of nursing through uni so you will be an RN? You could do it very slowly, 1 subject a semester to start. Sorry, just a thought :-) also if you're worried about having not studied for a long time I recommend CQU steps program, they even offer direct entry on completion. But the steps course is great for getting your brain back into gear, and it's free. I did it last year and am now into my second semester of nursing :-) good luck with whatever you decide.

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    Hi Jojo, yeah I would only do it part time, I wouldn't have the time to do it full time..you have no kids, isn't this a baby of mother forum thing lol? How are you finding the course other than it being fast paced? Xo

    Pooks.. Not really looked into Uni, 3 years full time or 6 years part time... That's a long time to be studying.. I might ring Uni and get some info anyways... Also with that pre study course, sounds so good, just googled it, but, don't have the time to do it, plus, I don't want to put my daughter in care, I'm a huge softie :-( and just can't do it yet lol.

    Thanks for commenting ladies :-) xxxx

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    hi the is hard and this is mother baby site i have been a member on B&H since 2006 searching for egg donor now donor embryos thank jojo

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    Hi, I've just started my diploma of nursing, and I have 1 child as well as being a PCA as well. I am pretty confident in passing the course, I'm just having a meltdown now about my child in daycare. Today was his first day. He is mildly autistic and was supposed to have an aid there, but when I dropped him off, there was no aid, and 10 kids to 1 teacher. I know that's accepted, but my child needs the extra assistance, and he didn't get it.

    it was hot today in the class room, all the other kids (who can successfully undress themselves) had their jumpers off, and my son (he is 3 1/2) still had is wooly jumper on over his skivvy. And not only that, it was wet through on one sleeve and just left on. I questioned this and the teacher gave me a load of baloney.

    when we discussed all details on his "orientation" day, they agreed if he didn't want the food that was cooked (sensory issues) they would then provide him with cut up fresh fruit or veggies which he loves. Instead, he got dry bread, and that's it. He got out of his room, and was found in the hallway (why was no one watching him??!!!) And when I picked him up, he was hungry and very thirsty. This to me is bordering on neglect, and I don't know what to do. If it does not improve next time, I'm going to have to drop out of my course, as I have no one else to take care of him.

    sorry for the splurge. I needed to get it off my chest, and I'm heartbroken for my little boy. He's my everything.

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    hello sweetboy congrats on your start of the course can you go and have a look at another centre who can look afer your son oh yeah the course is better if you are in the class room but if online it a bit different jojo

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    Hi Jojo sorry I hope I didn't offend!

    Mysweetboy - I'm so so sorry to hear about your son, that is just not good enough, it's bad enough having to put our babies in care but knowing they were just not looked after is absolutly heartbreaking! Can you look at another one? What area do u live in? Do most child care centres have an "aid"? Can u not look at family day care? They are only allowed 4 children, I really feel for you, I wouldn't have to put my daughter with family or day care until mid next year when she's almost 2, hoping by then she will want to socialise and ill try find a nice family day care for just a couple of days, thankfully it's only temp!

    Finding a family day care might be a bit better? Oh let me know if I can help in any way huni...

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    I just wrote up a huge post replying to your responses on my iPad, and I clicked the reply to thread button, and lost it all! Of that drives me nuts! So I'm not going to do it again now!


 

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