Hi. I want to hear how you did it. I've worked since the age of 16. And like to know that I pull my own weight...and then some. I have been working on getting my pre-req's for the last 4 years and I finally applied & got accepted into the RN program. I'm 27 now btw. I should be happy, but I am worried about having to depend on my fiancÚ to take care of my 6 yr. old daughter & myself while I do the program for 2 years. People strongly advice not to work while you go through the program....Did you work through nursing school? Or did you live on Top Ramen for 2 years? Or both?