I completely agree with memphispanda. I'm married with 3 children. Just completed a BSN program last May. You will need LOTS of support from your husband (and maybe a few others, too).
I huge consideration is the age of your children. Young school aged children tend to pose the biggest challenge, and here's why:
In most nursing programs
, clinicals start very early in the morning. I had to be on the floor and ready to start by 6:45 a.m. Depending on how far the hospital was away from my house, I had to leave home as early as 5:45 a.m. Now, my husband has to be at work at 7:00 a.m. Children (1st and 3rd grade at the time) had to be at school at 8:00 a.m. School doors did not open any earlier than 8:00 a.m. They were too young to be left alone at home to get themselves to school (not walking distance). So what's a mother to do??? Well, luckily I had a few neighbors I could call on now and then to take my children in that early in the morning AND drive them to school.
Children younger than school age can, say go to Grandma's or cousins Sue's house early in the morning (if available). High school aged children can get themselves to school.
Hopefully you have a very good marriage foundation, because nursing school will challenge it. Lots of nights when there's no dinner. The house is a mess. Too tired for love-making. Little time to spend with the kids.
But here's the up side. You'll be so busy that nursing school will be over before you know it. And if it's really what you want to do, it's well worth it. I now work in an ICU, and it's pretty cool, though I'm going into dialysis soon as well. The good thing about nursing is that there's so many areas to go into, so you can try different things to find your niche.
Good luck to you!