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Old 07-18-2014, 12:00 PM   #1
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Countdown to Disney in 2016 while in Nursing School

Hey guys. My family of five has enjoyed four trips to the World in the last five years. We are so in love with Disney that we would like to make it a yearly thing. But first, I must get through nursing school.

Any nurses out there with some advice on making it through alive?

I am so ready to get this journey started this August. The next two years will be straight studying and any time with the kids that I can fit in. I have been a SAHM for years to my 3 girls and my DH is a construction inspector so needless to say we are a working class family on a budget. That budget will will be even more crunched over the next two years, especially since I hope to pay for a lot of my schooling with my savings in hopes to avoid any student loans.

My graduation present?? None other than WDW. Although I am thinking the trip may have to be delayed just a bit after graduation in May 2016 because I can't see us saving it up enough while I am in school.

Anyone else gone through college with a family?
I'm so ready to get this done and be able to better our lives and hopefully visit Disney every year for many to come!
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Old 07-18-2014, 12:30 PM   #2
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Best of luck! I just graduated Nursing School with a family. I have a three year old and a five year old boy, you can do it! There were times I wanted to quit but I pushed on and it is worth it!

Nursing School was harder than labor.
Soooo, my gift to myself and my husband and boys is going to Disney in November and there is no other place I would rather celebrate

Good luck!
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Old 07-18-2014, 12:41 PM   #3
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I am in the EXACT same boat as you. I am in nursing school (though I am doing the 4 year BSN) and have a family with 3 kids. This is just about the hardest thing I have ever done (might be tied with learning Korean in the military).

My graduation presenet? I want to go to Disney's Aulani.

Advice? Become a good test taker. Find whatever resources you need to do that. It is hard when every answer on a test is correct, but there is one that is MORE correct. I think that is one thing that everyone struggles with. Also, don't overthink your answers. One problem that many have is that they go back and change their answers. Do not do that unless you KNOW the first answer is wrong. Your brain knows better, most times that first answer will be the correct one.
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Best of luck! I just graduated Nursing School with a family. I have a three year old and a five year old boy, you can do it! There were times I wanted to quit but I pushed on and it is worth it!

Nursing School was harder than labor.
Soooo, my gift to myself and my husband and boys is going to Disney in November and there is no other place I would rather celebrate

Good luck!
Congratulations!! I got through labor 3 times so maybe I will be ok??
I think that looking back at all the awesome memories we have had at Disney so far, and the way it brings our family closer will make me push myself even harder. Disney is so inspiring in it's self. The history, the whole journey, the dream! Disney is what inspired me to go back to school in the first place!

Thanks so much for sharing your story! I can imagine how proud you feel



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I am in the EXACT same boat as you. I am in nursing school (though I am doing the 4 year BSN) and have a family with 3 kids. This is just about the hardest thing I have ever done (might be tied with learning Korean in the military).

My graduation presenet? I want to go to Disney's Aulani.

Advice? Become a good test taker. Find whatever resources you need to do that. It is hard when every answer on a test is correct, but there is one that is MORE correct. I think that is one thing that everyone struggles with. Also, don't overthink your answers. One problem that many have is that they go back and change their answers. Do not do that unless you KNOW the first answer is wrong. Your brain knows better, most times that first answer will be the correct one.
Thanks so much for the tips! I will def read more into test taking strategies! I have been going for a year and got all my basic classes taken care of. The next two years will be straight nursing classes. (ADN)
Aulani would be perfect! I know you will get there
I am scared to death but also so pumped to get started.
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I'm in the middle of nursing school now. I just finished my junior year and will be starting my senior year in August. We, too, thought we wouldn't make it back to Disney until I graduated, but the stars aligned and my husband did some extra contracting work this summer, so we're headed down for a vacation in a couple of weeks! Just what this family needs after a couple of years of nursing school. I have six year old twins, so I completely understand how difficult it is with kids at home. Best of luck - it's hard, but it's worth it!
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