I just graduated from an accelerated AAS program in KS about 1-1/2 wks ago. I take the RN boards this Wed. I tested out of a few classes b/c I had a BA already in something else. During school, I filed for divorce, lost my house to foreclosure and moved (within the same small town), and got my divorce finalized. My kids were 7, 5 and 3 when I started school almost 2 years ago. If I can do it, anybody can. It was hard, and my kids had to be watched my a handful of different people, mostly during clinicals, and some afternoons after they got out of school while I still had class. In the mornings, my babysitter (a high school student) came over at 5:15 a.m. so I could leave for clinicals, and she dropped my 3 kids off at the daycare at 6 a.m. My 2 oldest were able to ride the bus from daycare to elementary school and back when they needed to. (My 4 yr old son's daycare has a before/after school program for the older kids, luckily). I also had 2 women who worked at the daycare itself who babysat for me sometimes when the daycare would close at 6pm and I wouldn't get home til 7:30 - 8:00 p.m. I had about 3-4 people I really trusted (my mom lived too far to be able to watch my kids). I had clinicals 8 hours, 3 days a week, except for my Critical Care rotation, which was 12 hours for 2 days a week. No weekends.
It was really hard and stressful, but my kids were with people they loved and trusted (and I trusted), and we got through it. I personally would do everything I could not to relocate my kids, especially since their parents just got divorced. That and having their mom in school so much would be hard enough on them, IMO. My kids were able to stay at the same school and daycare throughout the transition of my divorce and college. It was rough sometimes (ok, a LOT of times), but we got through it. They are so much more settled now that I'm done w/school. I figured I could struggle for a couple of years and go to school, or struggle for the rest of my life. That made the choice a lot easier.
Good luck, I hope this helps, even though I can't tell you how to do it, I can tell you that you CAN do this!