Hi! I'm new to this board and was hoping someone could help me. I need advice from anyone. I am a single mother of an 8 year old boy. I have almost finished all of my prerequisites for Nursing. I attend a community college and will be applying for the nursing program in January. The nursing advisor told me it is preferable that you don't work fulltime while attending nursing school. I will be laid off in October from my present job. My forst question is do you think it's worth it to get a new job right now even though I will be finished my prerequistes in Dec. and be in the nursing program next year?? Is it a good idea to work, while attending nursing school and raising a child especially if you do not have any real support?? Are there any programs (loans, grants) that I can receive while in the nursing program to supplement my income while I can not work?? If there are any that I can apply for can you let me know what they are and where I can find them?? I have searched the internet today for 8 hours for some type of solution and have found nothing. At this point, I am really seriously ready to quit even though this has been my dream for so long and I am so close. PLEASE HELP ME!!!!!