I'm a single Mom in my last year of my BSN program. If there is ANY way you can avoid working, I'd advise that. Talk to your financial aid office at the school. Pell grants, state grants, subsidized student loans are all accessible through the financial aid office. (and some scholarships
). Check out the website for the department of health and human services scholarship
They offer money and a monthly stipend for a committment to work in underserved areas for a year or two or three.
My children had to learn to pick up some of my slack. Do more for themselves, even if it was just pick up their own socks. My youngest now knows how to do a load of laundry if he wants his 'favorite' pants to wear the next day. An older child learned to cook. The house isn't as clean. The dinners aren't as complex. Weekends are no longer time for relaxation and entertainment, though I do try and take SOME time with the kids. We go out to a burger place once in a while and make it a BIG occasion. And I haven't much of a social life...but its almost over. My older boys have moved out, but its still working. I'm amazed, we survived!