If you want to become a nurse, you have several routes that you could take on your path to achieving that goal. Some options, including choosing to start as an RN will take two to four years of college before you will be able to start work as a nurse. You will be required to earn a degree, graduate and then take your licensing exam. For some, this route may be impractical, especially if your current circumstances—such as supporting your family or gaining financial independence—require you to start your nursing career sooner than later.
As a newly graduated nurse, a resume alone may not be enough to clinch that first nursing position--especially if you are going up against experienced nurses. The time to begin creating a vocational nursing portfolio is before you begin your job search after finishing your nursing studies.
If you’re a single parent and are unemployed or struggling to get by in a dead-end job, one of the best ways to improve your situation is by going back to school. However, one of the most common problems facing many single parents today is how to pay for childcare while attending school. Many single parents have family that can help, but some of us need a more reliable and stable child care solution. We have included some helpful resources below.