I am a 31 year old living in Miami, FL who would like to become a nurse. I have a 16 month old daughter and limited finances. I'm technically not a single mom, because even though we're not married, her father lives in the household. I've been trying to go to school for years now, but finances have prevented it. Enough is enough now and there has to be a way. I hold a B.A. in Theater Arts (liberal arts) earned in 2001. I would be looking for an accelerated option or transitional option. I have most pre-reqs taken care of due to my previous BA and a couple of classes taken years ago. I need an Anatomy, micro and chem class to qualify for admission into a nursing program. My biggest obstacle will be supporting my daughter/paying for living expenses while in school as I hear that financial aid will pay for tuition and books at best. Does anyone have any advice on how to "make it" through nursing school since you are encouraged not to work due to the intensity of the program? I WILL do this, it's just about how to do this.