Before I started the BSN program at Chico State, I was scared to death! I was told that the A students in junior college could only expect C's in the nursing program. This is because the requirements are so much more for nursing.
Well, I have found that I do have to work harder to maintain my grades, but it is definitely do-able. I am married, have 2 boys (10 and 16), and still try to run the house as I did when I was a stay at home mom. The house is never as clean as it used to be, and my children stare at me as if they don't know me when I actually have time to cook dinner!
Priorities have shifted, but in my opinion, for the better. I feel I am setting a good example for my kids - that you can do anything you want to as long as you are determined. Also, my husband has become a better cook!
Don't let anyone scare you about nursing school. You will have to be dedicated and study if you want to pass your classes (if we get anything below a 75%, you don't pass the class and have to repeat the semester
), but it can be done. You also don't have to give up your social life completely, but choose your leisure time activities with more care. There will be less time for fun, but make sure to take it when you can or you will go crazy!