Yes, you can work full time and go to nursing school. The website for the school i graduated from, and some of my instructors said it's impossible to work full time during school, but I proved them wrong. People ask me how I did it (even the other students in my class wondered how I did it), and I tell everyone the same thing "school and work...that's ALL I did". I worked as a scrub tech in an operating room every weekend and during the week when I didn't have class or clinicals, after work I came home, sat down, and opened my books and studied until I couldn't keep my eyes open anymore. I lived on junk food and caffeine and gained 50 lbs. I tried dating, but the last time I saw the guy was the night before I started med surg II clinicals (was working 3 12's, clinicals 2 12's, and 2 days of class all day). I maintained average grades throughout school, but I took some time off before the NCLEX, and I found out on Wednesday morning that I passed (75 questions), and I got my new work badge yesterday with "RN" by my name. If you decide to work full time during nursing school, make it a commitment. NEVER allow yourself to back out, or you will regret it. I am here to tell you, today, my first Saturday in 2 years without any studying that I have to do, that it's the most amazing feeling you'll ever experience! Good luck!