Only you know what you are capable of so number 1-stop listening to what people tell you you can or can't do. I am a single mom with 2 young children and I am taking A&P II -2 lectures a week, 1 lab a week, Communications 2 lectures a week, Sociology 1 3 hour lecture a week, Medical Terminology
1 lecture a week, and full CNA program- (1 clinical 7am-3pm, 1 lecture and 1 lab a week) I am also studying for my NLN entrance exam to get into the nursing program. Aside from my A&P lab and Sociology class, I have survived the first week of school and I know it's going to be very rough this semester but I believe with all my heart that I will be able to handle this despite what all my friends and family tell me. Everyone seems to be thinking that I am overdoing it this sem, I don't have the luxury of taking 1 class at a time per semester--for one because I am not that motivated, I can't stay in school for that long, I would start slacking and also because of financial assistance etc, I have to at least have 12 credits per sem. I am also trying to get into the Fall RN program so that I can finish in 2 years. My mom wants to retire and is only staying on the job to help me out. So I really have to cram it all in. Am I brilliant, intelligent, smart etc?? No, absolutely not. But, I give it the best I got and hope for the best. You can do it, but if you start thinking negatively now you are setting yourself up for failure. Tell yourself you can handle it. Tell yourself you will do it and I guarantee you, you will.