I think you've made great decision. Let me be honest. You will hate nursing school
and then you will love it
As it comes to clinicals, most of my clinicals were on Saturdays only, from 6:30am till about 3-4pm. One clinical rotation I had Saturdays and Sundays but then we had another weekend off, this really depends on your clinical instructor. For psych we had out clinicals on Fridays from 2pm till 9pm. Right now I'm on my last semester and I do not have any weekend clinicals. Right now I have clinicals Tuesday mornings 6am-4pm. Once this block is done in 8 weeks I will have my role transition and this will be Monday and Tuesday 6am-4pm.
They did not lie when they said that you will be busy, but it is possible to do. We have three students who worked part time and only one student who managed to work full time during this program and I'm pretty amazed by her
Let me know if you have any questions.
P.S. Another great thing Lewis started is mentorship program. I'm a mentor and I can just wish that I would of had the opportunity to have a mentor. Once you get to Lewis go to the mentorship meeting you will be matched with another student from the higher cohort and you will be buddies
That means that you will get awesome hints of how to study for the certain class. He/she will tell you about how one or the other professor is. You will know if you need to read a book or not to bother
It is also nice to have someone to talk to knowing that they also went through this.