In our class about half of the students worked. Some were on a "scholarship
" that paid all their expenses (I went to a tuition-free school, but did not cover books, uniforms, etc), and in return they were required to work weekends at the sponsoring nursing home. It was a very good program because it also paid a weekly living stipend. We went to school from 8 AM- 2:30 PM Monday through Friday and we had very stringent attendance policies as well. It's doable if necessary, but I would suggest going PRN if you don't need the set schedule and/or benefits. You'll make your own schedule and more money which may be of greater value to you as you get a better feel for the studying time necessary for you to be successful with nursing school
I graduated in 2005 and my 10 month program was full time, as I mentioned before. I had 3 children under 2 at the time. I could have NEVER worked while in school. Conversely, my husband's cousin just graduated from a part-time LPN program this past February. She just sat her boards and passed. She has 3 children from 2-12 and she worked full time as a medical assistant. Her program offered a lot of online resources and classes, however, which allowed her more flexibility than our program did. I think newer programs are offering way more flexibility that would make working part- or even full time more doable. What kind of program are you going to be in?