As a person in your shoes, all I can do is share my experience. I went back and forth about how in the world I was going to pay for nursing school
and still live.... here's what I came up with, for all it's worth to ya...
Apply for financial aid even if you don't think you will get any. Ask your school if they have a WIA program which will fund tuition, books, etc. Apply for loans, it took me a while to come to terms with the fact that I was going to have to finance my future but I took a long hard look at things I have financed in the past and my education is way more important than any of that. Plus, with loans you can also use the money to help with rent, car pmts, whatever you may need. You also need to take in account that you may not be able to work or as much as you used to during school. Some people can, which I commend them for. But I am not one of those people. I had to take that in to consideration also.
The loans are going to work out for me the best, (and awaiting WIA approval). Don't be too proud to take out the loans, you will more than be able to pay them back once you are a PROUD NURSE, and you won't regret it a bit!
Good luck with everything.