Honestly, nursing school
isn't as bad as they make it out to be. I'm in my last semester of an accelerated BSN program, and I worked 15-30 hours per week during the entire program. I have a child that was 2.5 when I started, single parent (divorced, have custody 5 days/week, sometimes more when the ex bails), low income. We made some sacrifices, but I also utilized things like daycare assistance and found an apartment based on income. It just depends on your level of commitment. For me, I could get the BSN in only a month or two longer than the ADN was going to take......when RN-BSN programs are generally 2 years in length. I wanted to be DONE, and having one bachelor's already, I knew I could juggle it.
I'm so ready to be done now that I'm REALLY glad I did the BSN route.