I'm working my way through prerequisites and as I get closer to being ready to actually apply to a program, I'm feeling like I may have been kidding myself to think I can pull this off.I'm a great student and have managed to make straight As since returning to school with the dream of becoming a nurse. I'm almost halfway through anatomy, then I only have 2 classes left. I've been pacing myself slowly because I have 5 small children ranging in age 2-10. As as I get closer to the end of what seemed like endless prerequisites when I began, I'm wondering how on earth I'll ever actually survive nursing school while having so many young kids.The only ADN and BSN programs in my area are full time. I can't move, my husband's career is well established here and leaving that stability for me to go to school isn't an option for our family. I don't have family nearby to help with the kids and again, husband's job isn't flexible so weekday school drop offs/pick ups/childcare is about 90% on me. With 5 kids on one income in California, money is tight and so hired childcare is another hardship. I guess this is what I get for waiting until my 30s to pursue my dream job (though to be fair to myself, I needed some life experience to realize this is what I wanted). I'm just stressing over the logistics of managing a full time nursing program while maintaining my commitments at home, if I'm lucky enough to even get into a program. What will I do when one of my kids needs to go home from school early or is sick, etc, etc? I just need to hear that it can be done. I know I'm not the first parent to attempt nursing school and I do have the support of my husband. But we have a mortgage and babies to feed, so his breadwinning job isn't going to work around my schedule. How do parents survive nursing school?