Shannon, Not that any advice that I have will help, but going to give it anyway!!!!! micro
You have made it this far and you are doing great!!!!! Don't give up now. As you have heard, yours is not a totally unique experience!!!!!
I remember when I started nursing school, our instructors "warned us", if you are working fulltime, you must at least work very parttime if not quit!!!!! If you have family, kids, s.o., etc. Do not try to do Associates Degree program in the stated two years......or the Bachelor's program in the stated four years!!!!! Unless you have absolutely no other life and no other responsibilities than nursing school, then you HAVE TO ADJUST YOUR THINKING TO MAKE IT!!!!!
Well, not that I perfected any of that, but I made it through nursing school with a husband that was great, but not necessarily that understanding!!!!! Don't think a person can understand unless they have been there!!!!!
I took my prerequisites first before entering the program, while working fulltime. In my first of two years of just nursing classes, I cut back to 24 hrs week.....and in last year just worked 16 hrs week (every weekend). By my second year,my husband was getting the drift that nursing was totally different than anything else that our local community college offered!!!!!
And I didn't have any kids(Not that I would have loved to have some, but that is another story)!!!!!
so Shannon, what I am trying to tell you, no better and probably worse than others have is this.....
1) You can do it!!!!!
2) A good "temporary mental scream" and "cry" is healthy, not unhealthy!!!
3) Just because your fiancee does not seem to understand, probably he doesn't but that does not necessarily make him a bad guy!!!!! (Of course situations are different, but.....)
4)If nursing is what you want to do and suited/called for.....do not let anything stop you!!!!!
5) There is an end to nursing school. Take the boards and then join the rest of us "old nurses"!!!
You can do it. It is worth it!!!!! Quit being so hard on yourself!!!!! Let a couple dust bunnies live at your house!!!!! Scrap studying for one night!!!!! You will be surprised.....at this point of your studies, you know far more than you give yourself credit for!!!!!!! Sometimes stress and ourselves are our worst enemy!!!!!
Well, Shannon or any other nursing student(or nurse) reading this.....don't know if anything I said helped you, but it helped me!!!!!