I am starting nursing school in the fall of '06. It will be a fulltime program and the suggestion is to not work the first semester. They further suggest that if a student wishes/needs to work in the second semester, to work as a PCT or PRN in one of the nearby hospitals. This is what I plan to do. I'm a little freaked out about this because I have never not worked fulltime (since having my twins, I have operated my own licensed daycare). My concerns lie with the fact that I have 4 children, ages (now) 13, 8, & 2-yr old twins. I guess my question is how many of you have children in daycare and only one income? My eldest children will be able to come home after school until I get home around 5pm since they will be 14 and 9 when I begin school. So, it's really the little ones (who will be 3) that I need to find/afford daycare for. Plus, since I have had my own daycare, they have never been away from me. I'm a little panicky about the cost of two preschool age children in daycare when only my husband will be working. Maybe just a little advice will make me feel better.