I want to say don't stress but hey I've been there! I'm a single parent too! Worked while in school and I made it out alive!
NCLEX for me was a breeze. However I had a program that previous graduates would say if you can pass their exams boards are a breeze it was true I was educated by some amazing people who make NCLEX seen like a piece of cake!
Jobs all depend on your location. My first was as a flu nurse 19/hr. I have been working LTC now for just over a month and my first weekend not training was this weekend(I'm working bailor shifts) sat/sun 7a-7p. Work 24 paid for 32 I have no benefits. Only FT get benefits. But I'm compensated with higher pay.
I have a very demanding workload of 30 pts five are tubes/trach
I'm still slow in my early med pass and nursing school
doesn't prepare you for the world of nursing. Documentation is something you learn with time I'm still learning!
I was lucky to land a job in a facility who let me train for over a month and would give me more time if needed.