I just posted this same question on the intro feed because i didn't see this category...but hello, my name is Lissa and I have kind of been going down this road for quite a while and have been so stressed about what to do. I have have wanted to become a nurse for as long as I can remember, but i got married and had 3 kids before I attempted to pursue my education. I now have an 8, 7 and 5 year old. My 2 youngest have special needs and dealing with their challenges has really pushed me even more to get back into nursing school. I was in nursing school and my husband joined the military so i had to put it on hold.. We are now in a new state with no family close by to help out with the kids. My husband is very supportive in what i want to accomplish but because he is military, he has his obligations and cannot help out as much as he'd like. What i want to know is as far as the time i will physically be away from home for class and clinicals and all of that good stuff...is it doable without having to put my children in daycare. They will all be in school a full day come this fall and i was hoping this would be a good time to pursue getting back into nursing school. I have heard that school days are long from 8 to 8 monday through friday but I dont know if these people were exaggerating or not. I know that the work is no joke and I am prepared for that. I just want to know if it is possible or not. TIA!