I usually had 3 classes per semester, ill give you an example
Monday-class one 8-945, class two 12-245
Tuesday- class 3 8-945
Thursday- clinic 7-330
Friday- clinic 7-330
And I would probably study 1-2 hours per day on the weekdays, and usually 5-6 hours saturday/sunday, care plans
I would easily spend 10-12 hours working on, and my final semester care plans took me about 30 hours each.
If I had an exam I would cram (not the best strategy but it worked for me)
When I started nursing school my kids were 1 and 3. My grandma babysat the kids while I was at school and I didnt work, It wasnt hard All the time, but my kids both have medical problems/conditions so it did add to my stress level. I would put the kids to bed around 9pm and study only at night, this was really hard but it was almost impossible to get any productive studing done when they were awake. I did have many many many nights where I would go to bed at around 4 am getting ready for clinic and be up ready to work at 7am.
And to add I nursed my 1 year old the whole first year of the program (she was 2 when I stopped, I know I know most people think its gross, but I dont care