When I went into this, I was told how brutal the whole thing would be. So far, I don't find it brutal at all. Time-consuming, yes, but not brutal. For my program, there is a lot of assigned reading for both lecture and lab, with weekly quizzes to test retention of those readings. I also have to find time out of class to come in to the lab to watch videos that need to be seen before class and to practice skills to pass lab practicums and perform them in the clinical setting. Finding time to study for the exams, do the readings, watch the videos, practice the skills, and take care of my family is the problem I have with school, not the material itself. Note that I do not work outside the home, but if I did, I'd have to factor that into my planning as well.
I'm working on my time management skills!
Good luck. Just don't go into it paranoid or you'll stress yourself out to no end before you even get started. If you're determined, you'll do it! :kiss