Online RN to BSN Programs Offer Flexibility for Working Parents

Combine working, parenting and going to school, and the word “overwhelmed” takes on a new meaning. Children and spouses miss their time with you, and you may struggle with guilt and fear of failure. The key to overcoming these challenges is to remember that you are still there for your family and that you are advancing your career opportunities by seizing the benefits of higher education. For working nurses who are also parents, an online RN to BSN program is a more flexible option that can ease some of the stress of balancing so many important responsibilities.

Make Flexible Online Degree Programs Work for You

Take advantage of all of the benefits offered by the online RN to BSN programs, such as

  • Studying when it is convenient.
  • Logging on anywhere.
  • Accessing video and audio resources.
  • Maximizing networking opportunities.
  • Continuing to work while earning a degree.

One Mother’s Story of Balancing School and Parenting

With so many demands on your time, you need a plan for success. Diane Brandsrud has been there. She returned to nursing school after she and her husband had two children of their own and adopted a third child. Her family successfully cares for two of the children, who are special needs, through organization, patience and medication. She studies after her children are in bed, and she created a support system in the form of her friend and study buddy, Margo, to help her when the children get sick or when she has clinicals.

Set a Good Example for Children Using Your Flexible Degree Program

Allow your online RN to BSN program’s studies to help set a good example for your children, especially if they are school-aged. For example, consider studying together with your children. Make a set homework time and complete your assignments together.

Learn more about the CSUSM online RN to BSN program.


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