First of all welcome to the boards! This site is a great resource.
I'm starting a BSN program this fall, I'm also on my own (I own a house, I'm singe but have a roommate), and I intend on living mostly off student loans while in school. However, one very prominent school here that I'm looking into (it costs $40,000 for a 13-month accelerated program) suggests that students can
work, but no more than 8 hours a week.
If you're thinking of working, you may want to look into scholarship
programs at local hospitals. One hosp. here will give you $5,000 for every year you agree to work there after you graduate, and you have to work 2 weekends/month while you're in school. And it's a good hospital in the suburbs.